The Newnan High School football team hosted its Spring football game last Friday. The game carried special meaning for the team, the school and the entire community as it rebuilds from a devastating tornado that severely damaged the school and the surrounding area in late March.
On this month's edition of The Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, Jon Nelson and Hannah Goodin have a powerful conversation with Newnan Head Coach Chip Walker on the extent of the devastation and long recovery process from the tornado that ravaged the school and community on March 26th.
Newnan's 7-0 start, including last week's big win over McEachern, and coach Chip Walker's 150th career victory are among the highlights of this season. But the Cougars want more.
One of the more interesting moves had Sandy Creek coach Chip Walker moving to Newnan to take over the Cougars program.
The winning teams were not necessarily a shock, but the final scores were expected to be much closer..
During the offseason, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) considered implementing new regulations aimed at discouraging student athletes from transferring to other schools – but that idea was tabled until next year.