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Jon Nelson has been a television journalist for twenty-five years based in Atlanta. He was graduated from Lakeside High School in Atlanta and Florida State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Political Science. His television career has given him the opportunity to cover as varied events as Super Bowls, World Series, All-Star Games, Summer Olympiads, the Masters, the US Open, Grey Cups, and even political conventions. He has also covered high school athletics for Georgia Public Broadcasting for twenty-one years as a host and correspondent for its high school coverage- including the “Football Fridays in Georgia” game of the week and the GHSA football and basketball championships.

He is also the author of five books about high school and college football in the southeast: “Backroads and Backfields” “100 Things Georgia Football Fans Should Know And Do Before They Die” “Peach State Pigskin: A History of High School Football in Georgia” “A History of College Football in Georgia” and “Above Ground: The Gene Jelks Story”. He has other books and manuscripts in planning stages for 2016. He lives in suburban Atlanta with his far-more-pretty wife, Patty, and his two furry children- a Pekingese named Trooper and a cat that acts more like a dog, Trouble.

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Football Player With Cerebral Palsy Scores Touchdown

Two weeks ago toward the end of a game in west Georgia’s Heard County, a conversation during a time out led one coach to an idea. Temple High head coach Seth Rogers wanted to give sophomore running...

November 9, 2012 - 2:51am

High Schools Face Sports Changes

The GHSA executive committee met Monday to change the way Georgia high schools are grouped to play sports. Currently, there are five classifications, A through AAAAA. The number of students per...

November 22, 2011 - 10:46am

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Statement Week...

"All good things..."You know the rest of the quote…And it took McEachern to end Buford’s 42-game win streak… But when Wolves head coach Jess Simpson sits Xavier Gantt...

September 8, 2015 - 11:06am
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W2W4: What To Watch For- September 3-5, 2015

It's time for another weekend of high school football... So, that means one thing... A lot of you are paying attention to a lot of non-region match-ups that will get your teams ready for...

September 2, 2015 - 7:06pm
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Is It Going To Be One Of THOSE Years?

So…How many of you had Bleckley County, Jonesboro, Social Circle, Lassiter, Hardaway, and Redan winning this past week…???Show of hands…Then, you certainly know your Georgia high...

September 1, 2015 - 11:16am
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So What Do You Call It?

Matt Stewart and I get into an argument about what last week really was:So, I will put it to you Dear Reader: What Was Last Week…??? Week Zero or Week One…Be sure to log on to our...

August 25, 2015 - 11:19am
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Now, It Counts!

You see what’s going on above fold this week…Let’s just say the “Southern Swing” was interesting…The podcast is a visit to ESPN Coastal Georgia in Brunswick and...

August 18, 2015 - 1:36pm

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