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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.

Recent Blog Posts

The North Gwinnett Bulldogs hit the field running as they played their way to a 36-17 victory over region rival Norcross.

Week 4 By The Numbers

There were a lot of surprises in a different way this week past in high school football… And a lot of it had to do with numbers… 339: The number of total points Region 1-6A teams scored in their 6-1...

North Springs' Fabian Lumpkin returns an interception to score with 1:30 left to seal a Spartan victory. Photo by: David King

Week 3 Non-Region Games Add Spice To The Football Life

Surprises… yeah, I’d say there were a few surprises… But that’s what makes these non-region games so much fun… If you’re a coach, you want to challenge your players and team leading into the region...

Shockers And Surprises Highlight First Full Week Of High School Football Season

For some it was Game One, for others it was Game Two… But there were plenty of surprises that went down around the state… You can start with Pebblebrook knocking off Southwest DeKalb, Macon County...

The Peachtree Ridge Lions carry the ball on the their way to a victory over the Walton Raiders.

Corky Kell Classic Teams Make Strong Statements With Kickoff Performances

The first weekend of the 2013 season created a lot of conversation for our “Football Fridays.” I know our readers in South Florida and North Florida are looking at the contests at Norcross High...

The McEachern Indians spend quality time on the field in preparation for Saturday's contest against the Brookwood Broncos.

Football Season Begins With A Bang

Is it just me or is everyone else just as excited as I am that the regular season is here this week already…??? With the first official weekend of the season ending with the Corky Kell Classic this...

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