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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

Recent Blog Posts

GPB Sports Blog

Football Fridays in Georgia Podcast: Week 3 (Or is it week 2?)

This week on the "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast guests include: Charlton County Head Coach Rich McWhorter Valdosta Head Coach Alan Rodemaker Lowndes Head Coach Randy McPherson...

August 31, 2016 - 1:43pm
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Surprised by Surprises?

Okay, y’all… (and that IS the official term around here…) Did last week’s games add to the surprise factor… Or, I guess I should say “Surprise Factor…” from the week before…??? Let’s start with...

August 30, 2016 - 11:18am
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Football Fridays in Georgia Podcast: Week 2 or is it week 1?

It's another round of talking Georgia high school football with Jon and Jackie... this week's guests are: Camden County head coach Welton Coffey Pierce County QB Stanton Bennett IV and head coach...

August 25, 2016 - 12:53pm
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What's week one minus one?

So, Week Zero is over and done… and so are some win streaks… Colquitt lost to Mill Creek (who became nationally-ranked in some Top 25 polls after the win) and the Packers 30-game win streak is now...

August 23, 2016 - 12:07pm
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Football Fridays In Georgia Podcast: Week Zero- The Return

It's Week One of the "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast for 2016... Or is it the "Week Zero" edition...??? You tell us... This week, Jon and Jackie get you geared up for the 2016 season by...

August 16, 2016 - 4:51pm

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