Fri., September 16, 2011 9:15am (EDT)

Booster Clubs Big To High School Sports
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA   —  
Statesboro High's football team gets big support from its booster club. (photo courtesy Statesboro High Football Facebook page)
Statesboro High's football team gets big support from its booster club. (photo courtesy Statesboro High Football Facebook page)
Some of the most successful high school football teams across the state have a secret weapon. And it’s never on the field.

Booster clubs are a big part of life for high school athletics. Often the bigger the support from a club—the greater the success for a team.

In southeast Georgia, the Statesboro High Blue Devils have won five state championships. Their last was in 2005 when one of Mike Rollins’ three sons was a senior on the team.

Rollins was president of the school’s booster club then, and is again this year. He spoke to GPB's Edgar Treiguts.