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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.

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

Description:

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

Salute to the Champs

1/4/2021
On the final "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast for the 2020 GHSA high school football season, hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson look back at Championship Week at Center Parc Stadium. Then, GPB Sports' Matt Stewart joins for his breakdown of all eight title games.

Duration:00:42:16

One More For The Road

12/21/2020
For this week's "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast, hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson look at the high school football semifinals. They also talk with Todd Holcomb, the editor and publisher of the Georgia High School Football Daily newsletter.

Duration:00:32:41

Rush To The Semifinals

12/14/2020
Hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson go over the quarterfinals and get you ready for the semifinals. They also check in with Rush Propst, the head football coach at Valdosta High School. He discusses the challenges of this season, and the big change he and his staff made to turn things around.

Duration:00:34:18

Bringing The Hammer

12/7/2020
On the "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast, hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson welcome Maurice Freeman, the head football coach of the Brooks County Trojans. The Trojans had a big win in the second round of the playoffs in a rematch of last year's Class AA title game with Dublin. Coach Freeman breaks it down for us and gives the story behind his mantra.

Duration:00:36:42

Survive and Advance — 'Leggo!'

11/30/2020
On the "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast, hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson welcome WMAZ-TV sports anchor Marvin James to the show. He gives the lay of the land after the first week of the playoffs in central Georgia, and he takes a look at Round 2. Marvin also remembers Georgia high school football legend, Robert Davis.

Duration:00:43:48

Welcome to the Post Season

11/23/2020
On the "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast, hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson dive into the playoff picture with Todd Holcomb of the Georgia High School Football Daily newsletter. This jam-packed show continues with Thomasville Bulldogs head football coach, Zach Grage. He looks at his match-up with Westside-Augusta, the Class AA bracket across the board, and what Football Fridays mean to Thomasville.

Duration:00:45:23

The Dean of Leesburg

11/16/2020
On the "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast, hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson talk with Dean Fabrizio, the head football coach at Lee County High School in Leesburg. Fabrizio discusses his recent big win over Valdosta, his time coaching in Leesburg, and what this season has been like for his staff and players as the top-ranked team in 6A.

Duration:00:36:47

Let's Be Frank (Sulkowski)

11/9/2020
Hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson catch up with WJCL-TV sports director Frank Sulkowski. He gives his thoughts on a wild high school football season on the Georgia coast.

Duration:00:32:32

Fitzgerald Football's Purple Perfection

11/2/2020
This week on the "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast, hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson catch up with Tucker Pruitt, the head football coach of Fitzgerald High School's Purple Hurricane. They discuss one of the toughest regions in the state, and what football means to Fitzgerald.

Duration:00:29:31

Be-Ware Of The Gators

10/27/2020
Hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson catch you up on the headlines around the state and are joined by Jason Strickland, the head football coach of the Ware County Gators. He talks about the big win last week against Coffee, what it's like coaching in 2020, and what his team means to the surrounding community.

Duration:00:32:20

The Real Deal In Cordele

10/19/2020
Hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson catch up with the head coach of the Crisp County Cougars, Brad Harber. They talk about having one of the toughest defenses in the state, what this season has been like for him, and just how many sodas he has in his fridge at any given time.

Duration:00:27:15

The Winnersville Winner

10/13/2020
Hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson catch up with Lowndes High School head football coach Jamey DuBose. Hannah and Jon also look back at Week 5 in the 2020 GHSA high school football season and preview this week.

Duration:00:31:29

Colquitt County Off And Running

10/5/2020
Hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson check in with Justin Rogers, the head coach of the Colquitt County Packers. Coach Rogers breaks down the season to date, and he discusses all the challenges the Packers have had dealing with COVID-19 in southwest Georgia. They also face a big game this week against Northside Warner Robins.

Duration:00:26:35

Colquitt County Off And Running

10/5/2020
Hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson check in with Justin Rogers, the head coach of the Colquitt County Packers. Coach Rogers breaks down the season to date, and he discusses all the challenges the Packers have had dealing with COVID-19 in southwest Georgia. They also face a big game this week against Northside Warner Robins

Duration:00:25:44

Learning From Dad

9/28/2020
Hosts Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson catch up with Flint Media's and Early County football coach Jay Palmer. He reflects on the passing of his father, Tommy Palmer, who was a fixture on Football Fridays in Georgia. Jay also discusses what he's seen so far this season with high school football in southwest Georgia.

Duration:00:25:45

GHSA Executive Director Talks 2020 Season Kickoff

9/21/2020
For the first weekly "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast for the 2020 GHSA football season, Jon Nelson and Hannah Goodin welcome Robin Hines, the executive director of the Georgia High School Association. He looks at the wildest off-season in Georgia high school football history, how the sport has grown to where the state is a top-3 for football talent for the next level, and what he's looking forward to in the 2020 season.

Duration:00:22:38

Remembering Tommy Palmer

9/4/2020
Tommy Palmer, one of the hosts of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, has died after battling cancer. He was known as one of the preeminent voices of high school football in the state of Georgia for decades. GPB's Jon Nelson re-visits his conversation with Tommy from a few months ago. They talked about his incredible legacy, and his love for high school football.

Duration:00:21:55

Friday, August 28, 2020

8/27/2020
Roughly 15-percent of high school football teams in Georgia aren’t starting the first week of September as administrators monitor COVID-19 and its impact. What happens today may be different tomorrow, and Directors of Athletics at multiple levels are having to be flexible with their plans for having a year with as many games on the schedule as possible. Hosts Tommy Palmer and Jon Nelson look at the challenges schools are facing with their 2020 high school football schedules.

Duration:00:11:10

Friday, July 17, 2020

7/17/2020
Hosts Jon Nelson and Tommy Palmer tour the state for the most recent headlines, and they hear from coaches about how they're handling the new normal. They also discuss an addition to Championship weekend.

Duration:00:18:02

Monday, June 1, 2020

6/1/2020
Hosts Jon Nelson and Tommy Palmer discuss the latest steps to bring back high school football amid the pandemic. Then, Tommy, who is battling cancer, explains his decision to step back from hosting his statewide Friday night scoreboard show. Tommy also reminisces about the sport he loves covering all year long.

Duration:00:23:22