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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

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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

The 2022 Season is Here as Dublin Celebrates a Major Milestone

8/17/2022
We return to weekly Football Friday's in Georgia podcasts this week as Jon and Hannah kickoff the 2022 season with a preview of GPB's Top ranked teams, a review of Jon’s central and southern school swings, and a conversation with Dublin Head Coach Roger Holmes as the school celebrates a major milestone.

Duration:00:36:05

Rapid Fire All-Stars 2022 Season Preview

7/27/2022
Football Fridays in Georgia's panel of media all-stars is back with Jon and Hannah for another rapid-fire edition, to break down the top storylines, teams and players from across the state to watch for in the upcoming 2022 high school football season. Guests include: Christian Goeckel from ESPN Coastal, Todd Holcomb from the Georgia High School Football Daily, Jack Patterson and Rex Castillo from WRBL-TV in Columbus, Marvin James from WMAZ-TV in Macon, Phil Jones with "Extra Point!" ITG...

Duration:01:01:03

Everything You Need to Know About the New GHSA Reclassification Plan

6/17/2022
In this edition of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, Hannah and Jon tackle one of the most contentious and most talked about issues off the field this past year - the GHSA reclassification and realignment process. They get a firsthand account of how the reclassification committee’s decision unfolded from its chairman and hear from some of the coaches most directly affected.

Duration:00:49:54

Georgia's Fastest Growing High School Sport Takes Another Big Leap

5/11/2022
This month's Football Fridays in Georgia podcast is all about the hottest high school sport in the state - Flag Football. Hannah and Jon talk with one of the people most instrumental in the sports' inception and continued growth as well as the head coach of Portal High school, one of the state's smallest schools with one of its most successful flag football programs.

Duration:00:42:34

Grage promises 'simple, fast, fun' football at Lowndes

4/20/2022
GPB Sports' Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson talk with new Lowndes Head Coach Zach Grage. After a whirlwind hiring process that took a little over a week, the former Thomasville Coach brings a promise of 'simple, fast, fun and first class football' to the storied Lowndes High School program. He also weighs in on the podcast crew debate over their favorite Easter candies. That and more on this month's Football Fridays in Georgia podcast.

Duration:00:39:19

Football Fridays In Georgia: Jaybo Heads South as the Offseason Coaching Carousel Spins On

3/23/2022
On this month's Football Fridays In Georgia podcast, GPB Sports’ Hannah Goodin is back with Jon Nelson to help break down some of the biggest offseason coaching moves across the state. They also talk to one of the top names on the move, Jaybo Shaw, who digs up some deep roots in Rabun County to head south in hopes of bringing his winning ways to a struggling Wayne County program.

Duration:00:41:45

Football Fridays in Georgia: Sean McVay's Rise From Marist All-Star QB to Super Bowl Coach

2/9/2022
Much has been written about Sean McVay's meteoric rise through the NFL coaching ranks as the LA Rams make their second Super Bowl appearance under his guidance. But signs of his game smarts and leadership abilities can be traced all the way back to his days as a high school quarterback and defensive back for the Marist War Eagles where he led the team to a state championship and was named the top high school player in Georgia in 2003. Host Jon Nelson digs into the GPB archives for some of...

Duration:00:41:17

Football Fridays In Georgia: Championships Rapid Fire Edition

12/15/2021
In our final weekly episode of the Football Fridays In Georgia podcast for the year, GPB Sports' Jon Nelson recaps the entire GHSA Football Championships' lineup, including flag football, with our panel of media all-stars from across the state.

Duration:00:48:15

Football Fridays In Georgia: Rapid Fire Finals Edition

12/8/2021
It's the Finals edition of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast. GPB Sports' Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson travel across the state to bring you a rapid fire preview of all of the GHSA Football State Championship games from the Football Fridays in Georgia Media All-Star team.

Duration:00:49:34

Football Fridays In Georgia: Two Teams On Two Unique Roads to the Class A Public Semifinals

12/1/2021
On this week's episode of the Football Fridays In Georgia Podcast, GPB Sports' Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson preview and review all the latest playoff action. They also talk to Single A Public's Maurice Freeman of Brooks County and Wilcox County’s Rob Stowe about each team’s unique path to the semifinals.

Duration:00:47:30

Football Fridays In Georgia: Turkey Traditions and 'Epic' 5A Playoff Battles

11/24/2021
On this Thanksgiving edition of the Football Fridays In Georgia podcast, GPB Sports' Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson are joined by Calhoun's Clay Stephenson and Mike Chastain from Jones County to discuss their big wins in the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs. They also talk a little Turkey about their favorite Thanksgiving traditions.

Duration:00:44:59

Football Fridays In Georgia: Bracket Busters, Surprises, and Noteworthy From Playoffs Round One

11/17/2021
In this week's edition of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, GPB Sports' Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson break down the biggest bracket busters, surprises and noteworthy performances from round one of the playoffs. Walton Head Coach Daniel Brunner and Stephens County's Wes Tankersley drop in to discuss how their teams pulled off their big wins.

Duration:00:46:05

Football Fridays In Georgia: The Rapid Fire Playoff Preview

11/10/2021
The GHSA football playoffs get underway this weekend and GPB Sports' Jon Nelson and Hannah Goodin called upon a group of experts from around the state to give you a preview of the key matchups, teams to look out for, and the players to watch in this playoff edition of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast. They are joined by ESPN Coastal's Christian Goeckel, Rex and Jack at WRBL in Columbus, Paige Dauer at Albany's WALB, WMAZ in Macon's Marvin James, and GPB's own Football Fridays in...

Duration:00:54:48

Football Fridays In Georgia: The Playoff Push and a Coaching Milestone in Jackson County

11/3/2021
On this week's Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, GPB Sports' Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson run through last week's games and the playoff implications. Jackson County's Rich McWhorter also stops by to reflect on the significance of his 300th win.

Duration:00:46:44

Football Fridays In Georgia: Thomasville's Zach Grage on the intensity and pride of South Georgia football

10/27/2021
On this edition of the Football Fridays In Georgia podcast, Zach Grage, head coach of region 1-2A champs Thomasville, talks with GPB Sports' Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson about the tremendous community support his team receives and what makes south Georgia football so special.

Duration:00:46:29

Football Fridays In Georgia: Jefferson's Gene Cathcart on the challenges of returning to the state championship

10/20/2021
This week on the Football Fridays In Georgia podcast, GPB Sports' Jon Nelson and Hannah Goodin catch up with the always entertaining Gene Cathcart, head coach of the Jefferson Dragons. He talks about Georgia-bound, all-everything player Malaki Starks as well as the challenges of playing in one of the deepest classifications in Georgia in AAAA. Plus, a look ahead at a great week of region matchups.

Duration:00:46:02

Football Fridays In Georgia: What's the savory secret to Lowndes' Success?

10/13/2021
On this week's Football Fridays In Georgia podcast, GPB Sports' Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson are joined by Lowndes' Head Coach Jamey DuBose. The Coach talks about playing in one of the toughest regions, not only in the state but the entire Southeast. He also dishes out the scoop on the team's daily breakfast routine that just may be one of the secrets to their success.

Duration:00:40:49

Football Fridays in Georgia: The deep bond between Rabun County's Coach and his star QB

10/6/2021
On this week's Football Fridays in Georgia podcast GPB Sports Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson catch up with Rabun County Head Coach Jaybo Shaw who talks about the deep family connection between his family and that of star quarterback Gunner Stockton. He also discusses the challenges of finding non-region opponents willing to take on his traditional powerhouse squad.

Duration:00:43:54

Football Fridays In Georgia: Charlton Co. On The Swamp War and The Region of Doom

9/29/2021
On this week's Football Fridays In Georgia podcast, GPB Sports' Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson talk with Charlton County Head Coach Russ Murray about his team's big Swamp War win over Clinch County and their perfect start as they head into the heart of their "Region of Doom" schedule. Jon also helps break down the latest on the contentious GHSA re-classification process plus a recap of the biggest matchups from week six.

Duration:00:40:22

Football Fridays In Georgia Podcast: Oconee County Off To A 4-0 Start - What's Next For The Warriors?

9/22/2021
On this week’s Football Fridays In Georgia podcast, GPB’s Jon Nelson and Hannah Goodin talk to Oconee County Head Coach Travis Noland about his 4-0 start and what to expect from his team for the rest of the season. He also tells the story about when he learned his son Zeb Noland was named the starting quarterback for the University of South Carolina. Jon and Hannah also recap last week's big matchups and preview our GPB Sports game of the week.

Duration:00:36:44