A community in east Georgia is still trying to come to terms with a brutal beating of a coach that took place two weeks ago after a high school football game. A melee broke-out between the players of Warren County and Hancock Central. The incident has prompted reviews of post-game conduct by other school districts.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the Hancock County Sheriff Dept. has requested its assistance with the investigation into the assault of a Warren County football coach. The attack after last Friday's football game between Hancock Central and Warren County High Schools left coach David Daniels with serious injuries.
Concussions in high-contact sports can be hard to treat—and sometimes detect. Head injuries are a growing concern in high school athletics, but there’s also more being done to attack the problem. Dr. Matt Pombo is an expert on concussion injuries who works closely with several Gwinnett County schools. He spoke to GPB's Edgar Treiguts
Georgia’s high school football history runs 109 years deep. The last century has produced stories of standout players and record-breaking teams. Jon Nelson with GPB Sports has tied all of them together in his new book, “Peachstate Pigskin—Georgia’s High School Football History.”
Some of the most heated rivalry games on the Georgia high school football schedule take place in October. On October 7th, it was the 50th matchup of the Winnersville Classic between Valdosta and Lowndes County High Schools. And Valdosta's club snapped a 7-game losing streak in their all-time series, topping Lowndes 21-17.
Just like that, the season is over for the Atlanta Braves. Wednesday night, on the final day of baseball's regular season, the Braves lost 4-3 in 13 innings to the Philidelphia Phillies in Atlanta. That gave the St. Louis Cardinals the National League Wild Card playoff spot--by virtue of their win over the Houston Astros.
Wednesday is major league baseball's final day of the regular season, and the Atlanta Braves have fallen into a tie for the National League Wild Card playoff spot. Should the Braves and Cardinals both win, or both lose their respective games Wednesday, a one game playoff will be held Thursday in St. Louis to determine the Wild Card winner. However, if one wins today while the other loses, the winner earns the wild card outright.
If the Atlanta Braves are to make a second straight playoff appearance, they'll have to do something over the next three nights they haven't done a lot of lately -- win. With three regular season games left, the Braves' lead for the National League's wild card playoff spot is down to one game over St. Louis.
Matt Ryan threw a career-high four touchdown passes and the Atlanta Falcons rallied to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 35-31 after Michael Vick was knocked out with an injury late in the third quarter Sunday night. The Falcons (1-1) fell behind by 10 points, but completed their comeback with Michael Turner breaking off a 61-yard run, then powering over from the 3 with 3:24 remaining.
It’s only a few weeks into the new high school football season, but for some of the state’s top talent, the pressure’s building. Many standout players have already made their commitments to a college program, but some have not. For those who haven’t, there can be overwhelming distractions.