Cook hires 2-time 5-A coach of the year, Jamie Rodgers as new head coach

The Cook Hornets will be adding a new face to their coaching staff this season, as newly named head coach Jamie Rodgers has been announced Monday.

  Lee County finishes season in Geico State Champions Bowl Series

Statement Game: Lee County not holding punches

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jammie Robinson

2018 Early Signing Period signings from South Georgia

McDowell’s Motivation: Title run dedicated to Caleb’s late mother

What’s at stake for Lee County in national game

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Lee County to host Geico State Champions Bowl game

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: GHSA State Championship games and scores

Colquitt County seeking redemption in state championship

The Bearcats have earned their stripes en route to ATL

Lee County a championship game away from perfection

PLAYER OF THE WEEK (12/5/18): King flies all over for Lee County

TEAM OF THE WEEK (12/3/18): Irwin County stifles top offense in state

With the win, the Indians are headed to the state championship in A-public for the 4th time in 5 years.

School closures for GHSA football state championships in ATL

Five South Georgia football teams earned a bid to play in the Georgia High School Association football state championships.

  Round 4: Friday night football schedule and scores

Everything from state championship titles to a shot at making it to the Mercedes Benz Stadium are on the line as teams head into the fourth round of playoffs. Teams will either bring it to the gridiron and leave it all on the field or go home empty handed.

5 South Georgia teams are Mercedes Benz bound

South Georgia has been spoiled this season with 5 teams getting the chance to return with a state title.

Runners-up: Crisp Academy returns to GISA with state title loss

PLAYER OF THE WEEK (11/28/18): Grace’s game-winner propels Eagles

Stakes are raised as rematch between Eagles and Gators takes place in Finals

Crisp Academy ready for first Finals appearance since 2003

TEAM OF THE WEEK (11/26/18): Bainbridge pulls the upset

Round 3: Friday night football schedule and scores

Game of the Week (11/23/18): North Gwinnett @ Colquitt County

14 South Georgia teams are still alive and playing tonight in the playoffs, but we have 15 all together, as the Crisp Academy Wildcats are getting ready for the GISA state championship next week.

Eagles hosting a familiar foe in the semifinals

Terrell Academy took down Burke Academy in early September for its first win of the year. The Eagles will host Burke this weekend for the GISA State semifinals.The Eagles have been on a roll.

Tiftarea’s toughest test yet lies in the semifinals

Tiftarea is one win away from a GISA State championship appearance, and defense is what they're thankful for.The unit is giving up just over 7 points per game, and they have an average margin of victory of well over 30.

Lowndes searching for ring number 6

It’s not just the Wildcats in search of a state title either, it’s also the Lowndes Vikings who are in the hunt for another state title.Randy McPhearson already has three, but the last one was back in 2007.

Wildcats make second quarterfinal appearance in three years

The Valdosta State Blazers aren't the only football team trying to claim a title in the city.

Play of the Week (11/20/18): Casen Royal finds Bo Cunningham

Week 14 brought us a lot of excitement for South Georgia teams.A lot of great plays were made, but only three could be chosen as our nominees and only one cane be our Play of the Week.

  Irwin County finds fifth straight quarterfinals appearance

The Irwin County Indians have been on a tear this season, finding their first 11-0 record, since their 1975 state championship year.Coincidence? It could be, but that isn’t the only thing Irwin County has accomplished this season.

Team of the Week (11/19/18): Fitzgerald Hurricanes for taking down #1 seed Swainsboro

We have 14 teams remaining in the title race, but as always, we show one team who we believe shined during the week.

Week 14: Friday night football schedule and scores

High school football teams are four wins away from a state title, but just one loss away from elimination. It’s Round 2 of the state playoffs. There are 16 teams left in each classification in the GHSA, and we’re down to just eight in the GISA.

Game of the Week(11/16/18): Effingham County @ Lee County

The first round of the playoffs is in the books, but we have a total of 21 South Georgia teams still alive in the playoffs.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK (11/14/18): Sanders helped the Trojans to round 2

Lee County has been so dominant this football season, individual players haven’t put up gaudy stat lines.That reigned true in round one of the postseason, but Daveon Sanders was still a major key to the team advancing.

Panthers making quarterfinal debut for first time since 2008

The Tiftarea Panthers have found themselves in a position that they haven't been in since 2008.That, is in the Quarterfinal round of the GISA playoffs.

No. 8 Eagles hosting No. 9 Commerce in postseason opener

Mitchell County looks to rebound from the rivalry defeat against a stout Commerce team.Commerce has the 8th stingiest defense in the class, just two spots behind Mitchell (6th).

Perfect regular season just the start for Pelham

Pelham completed its first ever perfect regular season this year.Fresh off a first round bye, they’re now just 4 wins away from their first ever state title.

PLAY OF THE WEEK (11/13/18): Toole over the top to Warren

The weeks are rapidly winding down in high school football, but the play is picking up.From round one of the postseason, here’s the top highlight of the weekend.

Team of the Week(11/12/18): Tift County puts on clinic against top seed Roswell

The Tift County Blue Devils entered the 7-A playoffs as the number 4 seed, knowing it would be a tough task to take down the #1 seeded Roswell Hornets.The Blue Devils didn’t just defeat the Hornets, they handed them their worst loss of the season and that’s why we had to make them our Team of the W

Round 2: High School football playoff pairings

South Georgia dominated in round one of the GHSA playoffs with two upsets over 1-seeds and 13 total wins. Area teams also went undefeated in the GISA, leaving plenty football to be played on the third weekend of November.

Week 13: Friday night football schedule and scores

See this week’s high school football schedule and get final scores as they come in.

Game of the Week (11/09/18): Turner County facing off against Miller County in the first round

The moment many teams and fans have been waiting for all season long.It's now time for the first round of the playoffs.

Turner County starts road to title in Colquitt

The Rebels are in their fourth straight playoff appearance and not looking to hold anything back on their way to glory road.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK (11/7/18): Grace closes the season in style

The regular season is in the rear view for high school football, and the Albany-Area player of the week did just that.Blane Grace went 19 for 22 passing for 289 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Valdosta Wildcats to host first round of GHSA playoffs

Ticket sales for the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) playoffs will continue through Friday or until tickets run out.

Monroe searching for first state title

The Monroe Tornadoes are getting ready to embark on their second straight playoff journey.

Round 1 high school football state playoff pairings

The Georgia high School Association and Georgia Independent School Association both start postseason play Friday, November 9th.Here are the pairings involving South Georgia football programs for Round 1.

TEAM OF THE WEEK (11/5/18): Packers perfect through regular season

Colquitt County just wrapped up its third perfect regular season in the past 5 years.Each of the last two times that happened, they ran the table and won a state championship (2014, 2015).

Week 12: Friday night football schedule and scores

See this week’s high school football schedule and get final scores as they come in.

Game of the Week(11/02/18): Pelham host Mitchell County in the battle for the region

The last two years it been between the Mitchell County Eagles and the Pelham Hornets on who will be crowded region 1 single A champs.Now, this year is an even bigger deal, as both teams are heading into this game 8-0 in the region and that’s why we had to make this our WALB Game of the Week.

3 is the magic number for the Crisp County Cougars

Monroe and Crisp County will play for the region title Friday night.The Cougars are rising a 5-game win streak, but 3 is the magic number.Camion Snead isn't shy about the Cougars goal.

Tiftarea closing in on first perfect regular season

The Panthers are (9-0) and atop the GISA Region 3-AAA.A win Friday night at home over Southland would clinch the region.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK (10/31/18): Richardson’s four sack day

Four sacks in a game is a good milestone for a team.Friday night, it was the stat line for a single Westover defensive end. That earned Julian Richardson the Albany-Area player of the week.

Tornadoes ready for region title battle Friday

The Monroe Tornadoes now have the opportunity to accomplish a feat they haven’t had the chance to in 12 years Which is claim the region title.

Fitzgerald: A Moultrie kicking tradition

There are three components that make a great kicker. Balance, Composure under pressure and a cannon for a leg. These are some of the components that Fitzgerald seems to have in his possession.

TEAM OF THE WEEK (10/29/18): Syrupmakers make it 15 straight

The Syrupmakers have rallied off 7 straight victories claiming the region title and the WALB Team of the week.Cairo took down Shaw 45-14 last Wednesday.

Week 11: Friday night football schedule and scores

This week, several teams could clinch regionals, making week 11 of football Friday an important one for several teams hoping to make it to the playoffs this season.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK (10/24/18): Thomas has the Eagles flying

It was only a matter of time before the reigning Albany-Area offensive player of the year took home his first Albany-Area player of the week.Mitchell County’s James Thomas was the standout athlete from this past weekend.

Baconton Blazers searching for historic season

The Baconton Blazers are just like every team in the nation they are searching for something that will separate their team from those in years past.

Tuesday Night Football: A pair of rescheduled Region 1-A games

It’s not often Georgia High School football teams are forced to play on Tuesday nights, but due to Hurricane Michael that was the case for 4 teams in Region 1-A.

PLAY OF THE WEEK (10/23/18): Harvey evades the sack, throws TD

The week 10 Play of the week came from Americus-Sumter at Cairo.

  Indians football serving hope to storm-affected Seminole County

There’s no time to waste. Seminole County’s preparing for 2 teams this week. and they’re doing it in a bit of an unfamiliar environment.

TEAM OF THE WEEK (10/22/18): Trojans defeat VHS in historic fashion

This past Friday night, Lee county delivered the Wildcats their worst loss in program history, earning the high school football team of the week for the second straight week.

Week 10: Friday night football schedule and scores

Teams are playing the most important games of the regular season as now all area teams are in region play, competing for playoff spots. Hurricane Michael impacted many of the schedules, here are the games that survived for week 10.

Frenzy of football games headed to Hugh Mills Stadium

Hugh Mills stadium withstood the force of Hurricane Michael.Now the stadium in the heart of Albany is playing host to football teams who weren’t so fortunate.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK (10/10/18): Curry sizzles on senior night

Sherwood Christian’s Ketavion Curry was a world-beater for the Eagles their last time out.And it’s never too late to honor something great.Curry ran for 187 yards and passed for another 144.

Team of the Week (10/15/18): Lee County rolls to 7-0

o far, the Trojans are undefeated with a 7-0 record and after defeating the Northside Eagles this past Saturday the Trojans took their first region win of the season.

Week 9: Friday night football schedule and scores

Due to hurricane Michael, only four Southwest Georgia teams held their games Friday night.Many will resume their regular schedule Saturday.

Trojans playing for the heart of Lee County Saturday

Hurricane Michael struck on Wednesday night leaving most of these players and coaches that haven’t been able to practice since Tuesday without power, some even still without water, but come Saturday none will be without football

Toomer, Rams prepare for hurricane-delayed championship

Worth county is seeking its first championship since 2003 and its first undefeated season since 1993. The future's bright in Sylvester where the high school has won just one game the past two seasons.

HSFB confirmed schedule changes due to Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael will hit two days ahead of Friday night’s high school football kickoff, but schools are acting preemptively to push back games in case of prolonged power outages.

PLAY OF THE WEEK (10/9/18): Felton fakes and takes it 80 yards

The play of the night was when Blue Devils Quarterback Patrick Felton faked a handoff, and then he kept it himself. Felton went 80 yards all the way for a touchdown.

Valwood Valiants playing Ray Gordon Strong

Gordon is receiving treatment at Shands Cancer Hospital in Gainesville.He may not be suiting up with the Vailiants, but the team is decked out is RG1 gear.

TEAM OF THE WEEK (10/08/18): Patriots shutout Shaw, again

The dominance on homecoming earned the Patriots the high school football team of the week. Westover shutout Shaw 51-0 at Hugh Mills Stadium Friday night.

Week 8: Friday night football schedule and scores

Several area teams are off in week eight, but there are still several pairings that will be pivotal in the playoff race.

Game of the Week (10/05/18): Berrien @ Fitzgerald

It’s always a great night when you get to spend it under the lights.Our WALB Game of the Week for week 8 is the 4-2 Fitzgerald Hurricanes taking on the 5-1 Berrien Rebels.

A Fitzgerald Hurricane overcoming the odds under the lights

Last Friday nights game against Worth County presented a special moment for the Fitzgerald community.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK (10/3/18): Williams runs up a storm

In the Blazers' second win of the season, the sophomore shined bright enough to earn the Albany-Area player of the week.

All-State football star voted homecoming queen

It's so many young girls' dream to be crowned homecoming queen.This past Friday night in Dawson, the queen had to take her football helmet off first.

GHSA statement on Pike County football death

Pike County eleventh grade football player Dylan Thomas passed Sunday after suffering an injury in a varsity football game the previous Friday night.

Play of the Week (10/03/18): Cougars intercept trick play

After Preston Lavant tips the Bulldogs double pass and that allows AJ Lofton to intercept the pass and take it inside Bulldogs territory.