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In a normal year, which 2020 is decidedly not, we’d be heading down the home stretch of the high school football season with region titles and playoff berths being contested for each week.

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Lost amidst the travails of its football program and the ravaging affects of COVID-19 is a steadily developing good-news story at George Walton Academy.

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I was wandering through one of the many historic downtown squares in my hometown of Savannah, Georgia, one summer evening several years ago when I ran across a drama group from the Savannah College of Art and Design. 

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You ever get into a rabbit hole while surfing around online? I’m guilty of it plenty of times on YouTube, but the one site I almost always get sucked into is the Georgia High School Football Historians Association.

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After spending the past three weeks counting down my picks of the Top 10 high school football games featuring Walton County teams this fall, we’ve now reached the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Today, I’ll reveal the one showdown you’ll not want to miss. 

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As the weeks slowly pass, and the pandemic shows little sign of relenting, I’m slowly accepting the possibility of some quiet fall Friday evenings at home. Not that quiet evenings at home aren’t enjoyable. I’ve just never had one in the fall for as long as I can remember. 

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If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked if there will be a high school football this fall, I’d have enough to buy new Airpods so I can block out the people who keep asking that question.

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It’s been a busy summer news season so far. Between the resurgence of coronavirus, the toppling of statues and burning of public and private property, and businesses and celebrities falling all over themselves to flout their virtuosity, the media’s hardly had a chance to catch its collective…

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As we approach the new high school football season (in whatever form it may take) my mind drifts back in time to a different decade, a different era and in most ways, a different life.

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When or if (and my money’s reluctantly on “if” at this point) the new high school football season kicks off in Walton County, it promises to be one for the books. I’m still hoping it’ll be one of those epic tomes as opposed to a children’s reader, but time will tell.

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We are halfway through June and as of this writing it does appear there will be a high school football season in Georgia for 2020. Everyone can exhale a sigh of relief at this moment, at least for now anyway.

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The Georgia High School Association recently released the football schedules for its member schools. Assuming there will be a 2020 season this fall, we can look forward to some intriguing matchups among our now six GHSA-affiliated teams. Unfortunately, the outcomes will largely be for braggi…

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It’s tough getting older. For me the toughest part is not necessarily the aches and pains of being almost half a century in years (although that is certainly one part) but rather the older we get the more loss we are going to experience.

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A day after the 2019 baseball season came to an inglorious conclusion (5-22 overall and 1-17 in 8-AAA), Monroe Area manager Chad Kitchens convened with his expected returners to lay out plans for the following spring.

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The night of my final football game as a Monroe Area Purple Hurricane, after we lost 18-15 to Rockdale County, I sat in the big painted M at the 50-yard line and bawled my eyes out.

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As of March 5, 2020, Atlanta has gotten 7.58 more inches of rain than Seattle. I feel like I need to grab my life jacket out of the boat. Assuming my boat doesn’t float away first.