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Jon Nelson's "Southern Swing" previews Georgia's southern football powerhouses as athletes and fans alike gear up for the season

Buckle Those Chinstraps Fans...Time To Get Familiar With The Forces From The South!

Jon Nelson - Friday, August 2, 2013 - 11:12am

Okay, you’ve all been warned… It’s that time of year where football takes over (well, more than normal, anyway…) and those of us at GPB Sports hit the road to make sure we get to see you and all of the teams and stories...

Coach Jim Dickerson says his team can't wait for those Friday night lights.

A Point of Pride: Jim Dickerson Talks Clinch County Football

Jon Nelson - Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 10:07am

No "Southern Swing" tour is complete without a Clinch County visit. Head Coach Jim Dickerson told me that football is nothing short of a staple for the people of Homerville. Watch the video below to hear from Jim...

Trojans Head Coach Maurice Freeman sports his game face when necessary but he isn't afraid to squeeze a laugh out of you.

Born and Raised on Brooks County Football

Jon Nelson - Friday, August 9, 2013 - 7:47am

The Brooks County Trojan family has endured a lot this summer, as three of their athletes were lost in a tragic car accident. But I can't think of a head football coach better suited to lead the rest of the Trojan...

The Valdosta Wildcats draw thousands of fans weekly to watch and support as they defend their turf.

A Football Hungry Town: Coach Rance Gillespie on Valdosta's Love For The Game

Jon Nelson - Monday, August 12, 2013 - 1:08pm

The Valdosta Wildcats are known for playing amongst some of the most dedicated high school football fans in Georgia. Even considering the years of experience Head Coach Rance Gillespie has within the game of football,...

Tyren Jones sparks Walton past Brookwood in the 2012 Corky Kell Classic

Big Stage Awaits Corky Kell Classic Teams

Mark Harmon - Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 1:35pm

Believe it or not, the kickoff to the 2013 high school football season is next week! The main event will be the 22nd annual Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic. This year's classic features ten top teams in five big games....

Camden County Wildcats Battle Through On And Off-The-Field Losses, Colquitt County Region Schedule Forces Philosophical Change

Jon Nelson - Friday, August 16, 2013 - 12:29pm

This is the last weekend for scrimmages (should schools choose to use them--since some schools actually don't use scrimmages to keep their team healthy all season long...) but we've already had some heavyweight battles...

Southern Powerhouse Preview: Day 2 Recap

Jon Nelson - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 1:52pm

My videographer, Gary Peacock, and I did the math when we came home last night: 885 miles on the odometer in the GPB van from beginning to end. It was a big, three-day trip touring the southern part of the state for our...

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