Undefeated 1984 Terrell Co team celebrates title

Undefeated 1984 Terrell Co team celebrates title
Cedric Jenkins
Cedric Jenkins

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - A perfect season is one of the toughest things to accomplish in any sport.

But, in 1984, the Terrell County Greenwaves achieved just that.

And on Saturday night, the gang got back together to celebrate for the first time in 30 years.

"To win a state championship, but then also to win it with an undefeated record," Head Coach Robert Aaron said. "Those records are still there. And it's not that many undefeated championship teams teams in the Georgia High School Association. But we're one of them."

Now, the superintendent of Terrell County Schools, Aaron led the 1984 Greenwaves to a 28-0 record and a AA state championship.

"But you had a group of guys that could compete at any level. That's what I remember about them. Even though we were AA class, we were competing against schools that was AAA and AAAA. And, we were beating them."

One of the stars of that team was Cedric Jenkins.

"We just had player that could contribute every game and we needed," Jenkins said. "So, it was just a fun time."

Jenkins was a census McDonald's All American candidate and went on to play at the University of Kentucky.

But one of his best memories is still winning that title, after coming up short in the 1982-82 season.

"As an athlete and as a competitor, you always want to get that win," Jenkins said. "And, to make it that far and lose was a hard loss for us. So it was just righteous to play them again that following year."

Jenkins is just one of the success stories of the '84 team.

And Aaron is just as proud of the men his players became, as he is of the title.

"We had 16 players on that team, 14 are here today. Good thing about it, they're all alive and doing well. And, we're excited to have them here tonight and recognize them."

Of the 16 players on the team, six earned athletic scholarships.

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