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Worth County finds gold in Rainbow

New WCHS Coach Harris Rainbow (Source: Worth Co. School System) New WCHS Coach Harris Rainbow (Source: Worth Co. School System)

January 12, 2006

Sylvester - The waiting is over in Sylvester. The Worth County Rams have a new head football coach.

The school board Thursday night voted unanimously to hire Harris Rainbow from Riverwood High in Atlanta.

Worth County High School Athletic Director Tim Hathcock says like the Rams, Riverwood was coming off a 1-9 season when they hired Harris Rainbow to be their coach three years ago.

Under his guidance, Riverwood not only won more games in each of Rainbow's three seasons, p articipation in the Riverwood football program also tripled, according to Hathcock.

In a September, 2005 interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rainbow said, "Students are asking about football in the hallways, having taken notice of what we're doing. When kids finally begin to believe they're going to win, anything's possible."

The Raiders have had only four winning seasons in 34 years, according to coach Harris Rainbow. The last two were 9-3 and 5-4-1 campaigns in 2001 and 1996, respectively.

In 2005, Riverwood went 5-5 overall, and 1-4 in region 5A-AAA under Haris Rainbow. The year before, Rainbow's team was 1-4 in region, and 4-6 overall.

Harris Rainbow succeeds Harold Brantley who resigned back in November after four seasons.

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