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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

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McEachern Ends Buford's 42-Game Win Streak

McEachern knocked off Buford last weekend- and it was news... Big news... A 42-game win streak off the boards in a 37-14 loss... But, when you ask Wolves head coach Jess Simpson, he's...

September 9, 2015 - 5:46pm
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W2W4: What To Watch For- September 10 Through September 13th

What match-up gave you, Dear Reader, the most pause last week...??? You certainly had a few to choose from- McEachern knocking off Buford is at the top of the list for a lot of you- as it should...

September 9, 2015 - 4:31pm
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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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