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The Top Tailback

When it comes to Georgia High School Football, fans love to talk about the top running backs this state has produced.  Right at the top, with very few arguments is Herschel Walker who played his high school football at Johnson County High School  for a coach named Gary Phillips who went on to become the head of the GHSA.

Year Of The Quarterbacks: Stetson Bennett IV

“Stetson Bennett is the best quarterback in the State of Georgia that everyone hasn't heard of,” says Tommy Palmer, TV and radio sports broadcaster, and part of the GPB Sports family.

That quote pretty much tells you everything you need to know about Stetson Bennett IV out of Blackshear, Georgia, home of the Pierce County Bears.

The Head-Butt Heard Around The World

Rush Propst the head coach of the two time defending GHSA 6A champion Colquitt County Packers has been suspended for one year by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for a head-butt incident  during the 6A semifinal game at Mill Creek last December.

Propst has appealed the suspension and continues to prepare his team for the upcoming 2016 season.

It is not known who lodged the complaint  or how long the appeals process will take.

Year Of The Quarterbacks: Addison Shoup

Mo Dixon is heading into his third season as head coach of The Walton Raiders. They went 9-2 last season after a dismal 2-8 in 2014. They have quarterback Addison Shoup on their side, who many believe is one of the best quarterbacks in the state. 

He’s a pro-style quarterback and is going into his senior year with the Raiders. Walton primarily runs the spread offense because… I mean, why wouldn’t you when you have one of the best passers in the state of Georgia? 

A Living Legend

I had a great day recently. Former Atlanta Falcon Chuck Smith, photographer Alex Hanson and I traveled to Athens, Georgia to talk to former Clarke Central High School coach Billy Henderson and it was a great trip down memory lane.

Year Of The Quarterbacks: Ryan Glover

Rising senior and quarterback Ryan Glover led the Woodward Academy War Eagles to an almost perfect season last year. They fell short and lost in the semifinals to the Buford Wolves. But much like everyone else, he’s focusing on how he can better his game for the year that awaits him. 

Moving On

One of the top high school basketball coaches in the history of the GHSA is moving on to coach in the college ranks next year.

Miller Grove coach Sharman White who won an incredible seven GHSA Class 5A  titles over an eight year span, including six in a row has left the Wolverine program that he brought to prominence to work with head coach Ron Hunter at Georgia State University.

One-On-One With Jamar Hall

Football season is coming, folks... Hang in there, we’re getting closer.
 
Until then, let’s talk a little bit about what you can plan on seeing next season. For example: Mill Creek’s standout safety, Jamar Hall.
 
What you see is what you get with Hall.
 

Two New Venues

The GHSA  is packing up and moving the Boys and Girls state basketball championships from the Macon Coliseum and Centreplex  to the campuses of the University of Georgia  and to Georgia Tech.  In 2017 sixteen state champions will be crowned in eight classifications.  Four games will be played each day Wednesday through Saturday with the first two days games  played at the University of Georgia’s Stegeman Coliseum and the Friday and Saturday games being help at Georgia Tech’s  McCamish Pavilion.

A Great Season!

The Walton High School baseball team has just wrapped up a sensational season.  The Raiders of Coach Shane Amos cruised through the season posting a 32-4 record, 18-1 at Raider Valley, 13-3 in Region play and capped things off by winning the third GHSA state title in school history.

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