Week 1: Friday night football scores and schedules

Southwest Georgians have been gearing up all year for the first football Friday and it has finally arrived.

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  Coffee Trojans looking to dominate in the 2019 season

  Miller County Pirates looking for consistency in the 2019 season

Seminole County ready for return to glory

  Cook Hornets are rebuilding this year

  Bainbridge Bearcats looking to add to their trophy case in 2019

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  The Clinch County Panthers hungry for another state title

  Lee Co. High football staff: ‘If they aren’t practicing, they’re hydrating’

  Brookwood Warriors building towards consistency for the 2019 season

  Valwood Valiants are ready for the 2019 season

  Cougars ready to take off in 2019

  'He’s out here, with what he’s going through, I know I should get right’: Brooks Co. football coach faces battles on and off the field

  Bobcats on the prowl in 2019

Coming off their best season since 2015, senior defensive tackle Jalen Reed believes the defense will be even more dominate in 2019.

  Westwood Wildcats are in a rebuilding mode for the 2019 season

It's a rebuilding year for the Westwood Wildcats. With eight returning seniors, they refuse to have another 2-9 season.

  Warriors on a mission for ring number 6

It seems Southwest Georgia Academy has found a formula that works on the gridiron.With another season right around the corner, the Warriors are hoping they’ll be standing on the field at Mercer and raising that trophy when it’s all said and done.

  Rebels hoping new stadium and new year will bring good fortune in 2019

On paper, The Berrien Rebels had their best season since 2009.But if you ask the Rebels, they’ll say there’s a lot more coming in 2019.

  The Deerfield-Windsor Knights are looking for a turnaround season

  Lowndes Vikings have sights set on region in 2019

  Eagles looking for breakout season in 2019

  A South Georgia showdown in Leesburg

  The Golden Rams test dozens of athletes in a prospect camp

  Crisp Academy Wildcats are ready to dominate in 2019

  Indians getting set for another title run in 2019

If you head to Irwin County, they’ll tell you how great it is to be an Indian.And what’s not to love?For the Irwin County football team, they’ve been a force in single-A, and it looks like 2019 won’t be bringing any changes.

  Rams storming towards the 2019 football season

For worth county, the whole city seems to be apart of Ram nation.All cheering their Rams on to one common goal, the state title.

  Renovations at Milt Miller Field almost complete

Students and football fans of Worth County High School will soon see new additions at Milt Miller field.

Fitzergald Purple Hurricanes ready for 2019 season

The start of 2018 looked good on paper for the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes.

  Cairo Syrupmakers looking for a repeat season in 2019

Eight region titles in 12 years.The Cairo Syrupmakers have proven that they are clearly a force in the region.

  Several south Georgia athletes heading to the Junior Olympics

Every kids dream is to take part in the Olympics.

  Thomasville Bulldogs heading into the 2019 with a new energy

After finishing 7-5 last season, the Thomasville Bulldogs are looking to redeem themselves.

Rebels using the look good, feel good, play good mentality in 2019

Just 46 days separates the Rebels from taking Alan Hobby field.But a few changes will be making their way in 2019.

Terrell Academy Eagles looking to win another region title

The road to the finals wasn’t an easy one for the Terrell Academy Eagles.

  Monroe Tornadoes looking to get back to the finals

The Monroe Tornadoes lost a key player in David Dillard last year.

Lee County has three D-1 commits in June

The Lee County Football team had a record 21 signings last season.It’s going to be tough to break that, but they’re off to a great start.

  Dougherty Trojans ready to turn their football program around

For the third year in a row a new head coach will be under the main headset for the Trojans.

  Raiders ready for war on the gridiron in 2019

A packed house is always expected at Harvey Simpson Stadium.But before those Friday night can take place under the lights, the Raiders are having to put in the work during the summer.

  Mitchell County looking to soar in 2019 season

With 54 days till their official start of the season, the Eagles are hard at work in June as if it was August.For the last three seasons, the Eagles have been in the driver’s seat of the region.

  Blazers focused on conditioning to propel them in 2019

Only 9 years of football is under their belts.But the Baconton Blazers are back on the field getting ready for season number 10.With the season quickly making its way to South Georgia, the Blazers are ready to prove it their time to shine.

  Patriots following Olten Downs to victory

Many coaches will tell you that if you improve just a little each year then you can create a dynasty in no time.For Westover, they could just be around the corner of creating something special.

  Thomas County Central’s football program gears up for 2019 season

The anticipation for the 2019 football season continues to build for the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets.

  Pelham’s football team prepares for the 2019 season

The Pelham Hornets had the highest scoring offense in their division and in program history last season.

  Lee County searching for 6-A triple crown in 2019

For the past two years, the Lee County Trojans have ruled 6A and have claimed the attention of the nation.But their past accomplishments are behind them.And the Trojans are now ready to do it all again.

  Cougars hoping preseason work will result in first state title

Just like a lot of other teams across the South, Crisp County has found their way to the gridiron.But the Cougars believe they have what it takes to separate themselves from the pack.

  VSU hosts football recruiting camp

Hard work and execution. That's what the dozens of college recruiters hope to see from the more than 800 athletes here at the Title Town Showcase.

  Valdosta High School football gearing up for regular season

It’s a new year for the Valdosta Wildcats football team but the goal is the same.

  Tiftarea looking to build off of record setting year

2018 was a year that many Panther fans will never forget.Finding their first undefeated regular season in school history, and their first region title since 2008.

  New year, new coach, same goals

Now that June has finally found it’s way to South Georgia, Football is becoming to main focus of the state.As teams start finding their ways to the field, Packer nation is getting that much closer to a chance at redemption.

  126 page Propst file outlines a decade of allegations

The document is over 100 pages long.

Bulldogs football ready to start season

We’re now a week into May, which can only mean one thing, we’re one step closer to those Friday Night Lights. High school spring football practice is officially underway.

  Lee County takes to the field for the first time in 2019

After claiming their second state title this past season, the Lee County Trojans took to the field to see how talented the Trojans are for this upcoming season.Without the upcoming freshman class on the field the Trojans had 130 hats flying around today.

  Bye-bye ‘Benz: HS football championships switch venues

The GHSA cited last year’s conflicts with Atlanta United’s run to a world championship, and snow

  Bearcats send two more to the next level

After winning the state title this past season in heart racing fashion, the Bearcats have become the talk of the state.And now, two more Bearcats are getting the opportunity to play ball at the college level.

  Justin Rogers ready for the road ahead with the Packers

Justin Rogers has been the head coach at Jones County for the past 5 years.He helped turn that program around and is now trying to help the Packers find yet another state title.

  Colquitt Co. Packers get new head football coach, according to reports

After Colquitt County Packer Head Football Coach Rush Propst was fired a month ago for “personnel issues,” the team now has a new leader.

Thomasville City Schools ends IV therapy for football players

The committee is looking at other options to keep players hydrated.

  Former Colquitt Co. Packers head coach issues statement after being fired

For the first time since March 14, when the Colquitt County Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously to fire the Packers Head Football Coach Rush Propst, he has issued a statement to WALB.

  Spence Massey follows in fathers footsteps and heads to Georgia Tech

Spence Massey was a huge part of the Tiftarea football team.Helping the Panthers find their first undefeated regular season and now he’s taking his talents to Georgia Tech.

  Bearcats road to glory

The Bainbridge Bearcats found themselves on a mission for the city this past football season.They were only playing for a state title, but they were playing for all those who lost so much.

Lee County sends four more to the next level

After winning their second straight state title, the Trojans have proved they have a lot of talent on their team. The Lee County Trojans have had the opportunity to sign over 16 players this season, and that number just keeps growing.

Propst: Despite requests, never interviewed in ‘shrouded in secrecy’ investigation

GPSC officials told WALB the case is an open case, so there isn’t much information that can be released at this time.

Moultrie Observer: Propst investigation cites pill incidents, dishonesty, insubordination

An investigation by Colquitt County School Superintendent Doug Howell determined Rush Propst violated five standards of the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators, including by giving pills to students “on more than one occasion.”

  Rush Propst fired as Colquitt Co. football coach

Rush Propst, the Colquitt County Packers head football coach, was fired late Thursday afternoon.

Westover signs school record 11 football players to college

The Westover football team had the opportunity to send two more former players on to the college level.Giving them a school record of 11 players who have signed scholarships in a year.

Westover host senior night after hurricane Michael

The Westover Patriots had to put their senior night on hold after the destruction of hurricane Michael.Knowing how important senior night is to these athletes, the community pulled together, and made it happen.

  2019 War at the Border features some of the best talent around Thomasville

Thomasville has now become the host for the 2019 Battle of the Border All-star game.Over 60 of some of the best athletes are getting the chance to show that Georgia is truely the better state, as they face off against Florida.

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.

  OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: James Thomas

James Thomas was a key player on all 3 phases for Mitchell County football this season as the quarterback, safety and kicker.But it was his efforts as the signal caller that earned him a top honor.

10th Florida vs Georgia War at the Border all-star game bringing scouts to South Georgia

The 10th Georgia - Florida War at the Border All-star game is getting set to take place this Friday.This game gives both South Georgia’s and north Florida’s players the opportunity to prove themselves one last time and hopefully snag a couple more offers.

  Lee County finishes season in Geico State Champions Bowl Series

Lee County welcomed a packed house full of Trojan fans and South Georgia patrons to Trojan Field Saturday for the Geico State Champions Bowl Series.

Statement Game: Lee County not holding punches

St. Frances is ranked 4th in the nation by USA Today.They’ve been so dominant, multiple schools in Maryland put out statements refusing to play them.The only statement the undefeated, back to back state champs plan to make will be delivered on the field Saturday evening. but here’s a preview.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jammie Robinson

Jammie Robinson is the 2018 winner Presented by Orthopedic Associates.The Senior safety was a Swiss army knife for the Trojans.

  2018 Early Signing Period signings from South Georgia

This is the second year the NCAA has allowed for an early signing period in college football for players to ink in the midst of bowl season.

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

The final 6 games, McDowell scored 13 times en route to a Bainbridge 5A State championship.It ended a title drought that lasted 36 years, a title drought that lasted about a year longer than his mother’s life.

What’s at stake for Lee County in national game

A win against the No. 5 team in the nation may not earn them national championship status from one of the high school football polls, but Dean Fabrizio joked that he’ll reward his Trojans either way.

Lee County to host Geico State Champions Bowl game

Lee Co. will play on ESPNU

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: GHSA State Championship games and scores

At least one team will come home as state champions.

Colquitt County seeking redemption in state championship

The Colquitt County Packers have been anxious to make it back to the state championship after their disappointing upset last year.Now, the Packers are 14-0 and looking for payback.

  The Bearcats have earned their stripes en route to ATL

The last two wins at Buford and Stockbridge were sparked by game-breaking kick returns from sophomore Caleb McDowell, including this one off the lateral to give the Bearcats the lead with a minute and change to go.

  Lee County a championship game away from perfection

Lee County will face Northside, Warner Robins for all the marbles Tuesday night in Atlanta.And the Trojans will be looking to cap off a perfect 15-0 season for a second straight state title.

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

Lee County had the tall task of shutting down Lanier quarterback and Texas A-M commit Zach Calzada in the semifinals this past Friday night.

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.