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Southern Powerhouse Preview: Day 1 Recap

August 15, 2014 10:02am (EDT)

Diehard high school football fans, the 2014 Southern Swing is now complete.

Jon Nelson is back in action at GPB headquarters in Atlanta after a full round of football coverage through some of the state's premier southern programs.

As he bounced from school to school, Jon asked the head coaches what Football Fridays mean to their communities.

Head Coach Mark Ledford of Wilcox County was one of the first victims. He shares a little about the excitement surrounding Friday nights in Wilcox County and cracks a laugh as he describes the ultimate tactics for dealing with those ever-annoying gnats.

Next up, Jason Strickland of Fitzgerald says football in Ocilla draws fans of all walks of life.

The third stop of the Southern Swing Day One involved a chat with Irwin County's Buddy Nobles. To Coach Nobles and his team, America's favorite sport, while accompanied by tough workouts and pressure-filled games, still serves as a break from everyday routines. Take a look!

Stay tuned to GPB Sports as we let you in on tons more going on in South Georgia football as the season is for some, merely days away!

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