Thu., December 16, 2010 12:59pm (EST)

Final Sports Central XL Episode One of the Best
By Fletcher Proctor
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Photo by Rob Saye
Photo by Rob Saye
Wednesday’s GPB Sports Central XL was perhaps the biggest and best show of the entire year as four championship coaches appeared just days after winning a GHSA football state championship to discuss the games and their teams. Buford’s Jess Simpson talked about how the feeling of winning a state title never gets old as he has now won four straight Class AA crowns.

Sandy Creek’s Chip Walker admitted that he hasn’t brought up the fact that he now has two state titles to his father’s one, and he also discussed how he will motivate his team next year, which will lose a majority of the players that won the last two crowns. Terry Crowder of Chattahoochee gave much of the credit to his players and doted on quarterback Timmy Byerly. Also, Mark Crews was able to share his excitement with his former boss Dave Hunter, who was a panelist along with Tommy Palmer.

The co-hosts Fletcher Proctor, Mark Harmon and Alex Ewalt were also joined by GHSA Executive Director Dr. Ralph Swearngin, who revealed some of the attendance numbers from the championship weekend at the Georgia Dome. Dr. Swearngin also strongly defended the Dome as the site for the championships, despite a recent survey done by a local newspaper that showed that some coaches would prefer the title games be moved back to the school campuses.

Finally, Scott Janovitz of GPB and 790 The Zone joined the program to discuss recruiting. If you missed the show, be sure and check out the replay On-Demand anytime on http://www.gpb.org/sports/xl.