Fri., September 23, 2011 8:32am (EDT)

Prep Football Big For Business
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA   —  
Home football games for the Indians of Charlton County High School are big--and big business--in southeast Georgia's Folkston. (photo courtesy Charlton Co. High School)
Home football games for the Indians of Charlton County High School are big--and big business--in southeast Georgia's Folkston. (photo courtesy Charlton Co. High School)
Friday night football is a tradition in Georgia communities. And it’s not just a big deal for sports fans. It’s also big for local businesses.

Folkston is one such example. The town of 2,800 people is in southeast Georgia, between Waycross and the Florida line. And when the Charlton County High School Indians play home games, the community comes alive.

Jesse Crews is the longtime athletics director for Charlton High, and he joins GPB's Edgar Treiguts.