Rachel Webber is the "football mamma" for Pike County High School's football team. In addition to being a middle school teacher in Zebulon, she is the wife of Pike County pirates head coach Brad Webber. That makes her the team’s football mamma. She talks with host Jon Nelson about the special role she plays in the lives of the players.
Back in 2015, Southern University football player Devon Gales was left paralyzed after an injury on the field during a game against the University of Georgia. He's now back on the football field as a coach at Jefferson High School. Hosts Jon Nelson and Tommy Palmer talk about Devon's return to football with John Jackson, the superintendent of Jefferson City Schools.
Earlier this year, high school football in Georgia lost one of its voices when Northside Eagles play-by-play announcer Mike Davis lost his fight to cancer. GPB’s Jon Nelson and Tommy Palmer talk with one of Davis’ friends - retiring Warner Robins High School play-by-play announcer, Tom Mobley. He shares what Mike Davis means to central Georgia. Mobley also reflects on his own career.
In 2016, Terrell Academy place kicker Jenna Cuff became the first female to be placed on the Georgia Independent Schools Association all-state football team. Now a senior at Terrell Academy, Jenna talks with host Jon Nelson about her love for the sport. Jon also checks with her head coach, Bill Murdock.
This year, the National Federation of High Schools approved the use of instant replay for member associations in state high school playoff football games. This is the first time that’s happened, and it could change the way state playoff games are officiated. GPB's Matt Stewart gets reaction from Robin Hines, the executive director of the Georgia High School Association.
The quarterfinals are history in the 2018 GHSA Prep football playoffs --- and now there are only four teams remaining in each of the eight Classifications as we move into the semifinals. Thirty-two teams remain in play and the dream of a state title is alive for all of them. If a team makes the Final Four, anything can happen. Hosts Jon Nelson and Tommy Palmer have the latest.
The remaining 64 football teams in the GHSA Prep Football Playoffs have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Holiday week. They are still in the hunt for a state championship. The quarterfinals are here and there are some new faces in the crowd and some familiar ones as well. Hosts Jon Nelson and Tommy Palmer serve up the latest high school football news from around the state.
Hosts Jon Nelson and Tommy Palmer look back at the week in high school football, as the regular season comes to an end, including the Dacula Falcons shutout against the Lanier Longhorns. They also preview the upcoming high school football playoffs.
Sam Crenshaw steps in for Jon Nelson and talks with Tommy Palmer to take a look back at the week in high school football, including Roswell's one-point win over Walton. They also preview the week ahead.
Host Jon Nelson reports from historic Northcutt Stadium in Marietta following the Marietta Blue Devils victory over the North Palding Wolf Pack. Jon talk with Marietta High School's head football coach, Richard Morgan. Jon also checks in with GPB Sports correspondent Sam Crenshaw.