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A Football Hungry Town: Coach Rance Gillespie on Valdosta's Love For The Game

August 8, 2013 1:08pm (EDT)
The Valdosta Wildcats draw thousands of fans weekly to watch and support as they defend their turf.
The Valdosta Wildcats draw thousands of fans weekly to watch and support as they defend their turf.

The Valdosta Wildcats are known for playing amongst some of the most dedicated high school football fans in Georgia. Even considering the years of experience Head Coach Rance Gillespie has within the game of football, he is still enthralled by the overwhelming support the surrounding community shows for their favorite Friday night team: the Valdosta Wildcats.

 

Valdosta was one of my many stops as I neared the end of my "Southern Powerhouse Preview Tour" throughout South Georgia and boy, did I meet some great coaches and athletes along the way!

 

Below, the legendary Rance Gillespie tells a short story describing how he knows the Wildcats are backed by some of the best fans in the state.

 

All volunteers receive training, free parking and a catered meal provided by Carole Parks Catering.

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