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Football Fridays in Georgia

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Hosts Jon Nelson and Hannah Goodin of GPB Sports share highlights of high school football games from around Georgia. They also share stories from players, coaches, play-by-play announcers, and other people who live and breathe high school football.

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United States

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Hosts Jon Nelson and Hannah Goodin of GPB Sports share highlights of high school football games from around Georgia. They also share stories from players, coaches, play-by-play announcers, and other people who live and breathe high school football.

Twitter:

@GPBSports

Language:

English


Episodes
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Football Fridays in Georgia: Touchdowns and Transitions

4/17/2024
In this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, Jon Nelson and Hannah Goodin discuss the exciting world of high school football coaching transitions. They catch up with head coaches Maurice Freeman, Jeff Littleton, and Kurt Williams as they embark on new journeys and face new challenges.

Duration:00:32:41

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Beyond the Lights: Officiating Under Pressure

3/26/2024
Hannah Goodin delves into the world of high school football officiating with special guest James Arnold. With 38 years of officiating experience under his belt, James offers a unique perspective on what it takes to be a football official in Georgia. From handling pressure-packed moments on the field to navigating video review protocols, James shares invaluable insights into the challenges and rewards of officiating. Discover how officials are trained, evaluated, and constantly striving to improve, all while ensuring the integrity of the game. Gain a deeper understanding of the crucial role officials play in high school sports and learn how you can support them for a better game-day experience for everyone involved.

Duration:00:27:27

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Football Fridays in Georgia: Hoops Edition

3/13/2024
In this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, host Jon Nelson explores the GHSA basketball championships. Coaches Jerry Hunter and Dr. Jeffrey Martin discuss the challenges and community impact of their teams' successes, while guest coach Geoffrey Pierce shares insights into the Grayson Rams' historic journey to their first state title.

Duration:00:26:11

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Beyond the Lights: From Small Town Glory to Super Bowl Victory

2/28/2024
Join host Hannah Goodin on another exciting episode of Football Fridays in Georgia: Beyond the Lights. In this special edition, we delve into the incredible journey of former Georgia high school football star, Mecole Hardman, who played a pivotal role in Kansas City's Super Bowl victory. However, our focus isn't just on the game-winning touchdown but on the man who guided Hardman during his high school days – Coach Sid Fritts.

Duration:00:14:33

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Football Fridays in Georgia: Changes to Recruitment and National Signing Day

2/14/2024
There have been changes to the recruitment process for high school football players. Early signing day and the transfer portal have changed the look of National Signing Day and the work it takes to move on to the next level. Jon and Hannah are joined by Colquitt County Head Coach Sean Calhoun, who had 17 players sign on to play in college, to discuss the inner workings of the recruitment process.

Duration:00:28:13

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Beyond the Lights: The Most Dominant Program in Georgia

1/31/2024
Beyond the Lights, hosted by Hannah Goodin, is a special edition of the Football Fridays in Georgia Podcast. Pulling back the curtain and finding out what really goes on into making high school sports in Georgia special. Today's guest is the head coach of the most dominant program in any sport in the state of Georgia, Southeast Bulloch Head Flag Football Coach Marci Cochran.

Duration:00:18:34

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Football Fridays in Georgia: 2023 All-Star Championship Wrap-Up

12/19/2023
On this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson are joined by the Football Fridays in Georgia All-Stars to recap the 2023 GHSA Championships. Learn about first-time winners, triple-overtime games, and what the all-stars will keep track of during the off-season.

Duration:00:55:55

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Football Fridays in Georgia: Championship All-Star Preview 2023

12/5/2023
On this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, Jon Nelson is joined by the Football Fridays in Georgia All-Stars to preview the 2023 GHSA Championships. Learn about an incredible South Georgia tailgating experience, the balance of talent across the state, and words of wisdom from GPB's very own Jake the Snake.

Duration:00:49:13

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Football Fridays in Georgia: Quarterfinal Chaos, Semifinal Dreams

11/28/2023
In this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, Jon Nelson and Hannah Goodin break down the "quarterfinal chaos" from last week, they talk 300+ mile road trips with Camden County's head coach, and find out how Creekside's team stays focused. Plus, what happened to the four nationally ranked teams in 7A?

Duration:00:29:40

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Football Fridays in Georgia: Thankful for Football

11/21/2023
In this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, Jon Nelson breaks down the remaining teams in the playoff brackets, we talk Thanksgiving practice and traditions with Benedictine Head Coach Danny Britt and Jefferson Head Coach Travis Noland, and preview Colquitt County vs. Milton in Round 3 of the GHSA Playoffs.

Duration:00:34:02

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Football Fridays in Georgia: Breaking Records and Setting New Ones

11/14/2023
In this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast Jon and Hannah talk with Lumpkin County Head Coach Heath Webb about making school history, Coffee Head Coach Mike Coe addresses coaching in Georgia compared to other states, and Carrollton's JuJu Lewis broke a school record.

Duration:00:29:22

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Football Fridays in Georgia: All-Star Playoff Preview

11/7/2023
On this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, Jon and Hannah are joined by the Football Fridays in Georgia All-Stars to preview the 2023 GHSA Playoffs. According to Jon Nelson, this year's playoffs are "mathematical chaos." Listen to find out why.

Duration:00:46:00

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Football Fridays in Georgia: Region Champs

11/1/2023
Thirty-eight region champs have been crowned with twenty-six still left to be decided; this is a very important week in Georgia high school football. On this episode, Jon and Hannah look at the matchups all over the state and talk with two former colleagues each facing big games: Colquitt County Head Coach Sean Calhoun and Milton Head Coach Ben Reaves.

Duration:00:33:10

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Football Fridays in Georgia: Modern Coaching Challenges

10/24/2023
In this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, Hannah and Jon talk with Norcross Head Coach Keith Maloof and Brooks County Head Coach Maurice Freeman about the changes and challenges coaches face today.

Duration:00:33:53

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Football Fridays in Georgia: Success with a First-Year Head Coach & Small Town Football

10/17/2023
On this Football Fridays in Georgia Podcast episode, Hannah and Jon talk with Newton coach Josh Skelton about being a first-year head coach, Mary Persons head coach Brian Nelson about football in a small town, and they tell us exactly what happened at the Mill Creek/Buford game last week. Plus, they give an aspiring sports broadcaster a chance to make Cherokee High School proud.

Duration:00:40:22

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Football Fridays in Georgia: Is Region 1 7A the SEC of High School Football?

10/11/2023
On this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, Hannah and Jon are joined by Valdosta head coach Shelton Felton to discuss the Winnersville Classic and the importance of South Georgia football. Plus, Cartersville's head coach, Conor Foster, gives us a preview of the GPB Game of the Week.

Duration:00:35:00

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Answers From the GHSA: New NIL Rules, Reclassification, Replay, and More

10/4/2023
On this episode of Football Fridays in Georgia Podcast, Jon and Hannah are joined by Dr. Robin Hines, Executive Director of the GHSA. Dr. Hines answers all the questions about the new NIL (name, image, likeness) rules, reclassifications, replay, and more. Nothing is off the table in this exclusive interview.

Duration:00:55:27

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Schley County on the Challenges of Class A Football and a Chat With Walton's Head Coach

9/26/2023
On this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia Podcast Jon and Hannah talk with Schley County head coach Darren Alford about the challenges of Class A football and Walton head coach Daniel Brunner about fixing the little things. We'll take a look back at last week and preview the games to watch around the state this week.

Duration:00:27:18

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Competing with the best teams in the class; Maintaining schedules on travel days. Plus: Recap of last week; Games to watch

9/20/2023
On this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia Podcast: Jon and Hannah catch up with Lanier County head coach Kurt Williams, who made history over the weekend with his Bulldogs. Then: Lowndes head coach Adam Carter talks returning to his old stomping grounds and prepping for the upcoming game with Grayson.

Duration:00:31:32

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Football Fridays in Georgia: *BONUS* Chat with the Nation's Top Recruit, Dylan Raiola

9/14/2023
On this special bonus edition of the Football Fridays in Georgia Podcast, Hannah Goodin is joined by the top recruit in the country: Buford QB Dylan Raiola. He talks about the recruiting process, committing to UGA, learning from Matthew Stafford, and his love for Waffle House.

Duration:00:09:08