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Cedar Shoals Football: Origins

ATHENS, Ga.— The Cedar Shoals football team will take on Clarke Central in the annual rivalry. The winner gets bragging rights for a year in Athens. It is a rivalry that started 39 years ago, and Randy Watkins was there when it began. He was a defensive back on the 1974 Cedar Shoals team when the matchup began. “All of those kids who were cut at Clarke Central,” said Watkins. “Those kids who thought they would never play high school football, all of a sudden, they got an opportunity.” And…

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Captains In The Community

ATHENS, Ga – Sports, studies and service. Thats what attracted the Atlanta Falcons to two local highs school football players. Its about being the best Student AND Athlete you can be. And its a big deal. The Falcons only recognize 10 varsity football student athletes each year. Two students from the Athens-Oconee area have been recognized. As you can tell , these are both extremely humble guys. I did ask if the two were falcons fans, and they both smiled and what do you think they said? Of Course. At…

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High School Signing Day

While there are dozens of athletes coming to Athens to extend their careers, several local student athletes are leaving the town to be able to fufill dreams of their own. Two local high school students signed with their top schools today. Bobby Marshburn shared this special day with his parents and friends signing his acceptance to his first choice, the Naval Academy football team. Athens Academy Football coach Michael Gunn said, “This was a credit to him not what we’ve done and he worked hard in and out of the…

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Oconee County High School Athletic Director Luis Varela is taking precaution to prevent tragedies of death during athletic competition. Luis Varela thinks unexpected deaths during sports is hard to control even with current physical exam processes.  However, he said that players are not allowed to play or participate in sports if not cleared by a doctor.  He and his team are committed to doing their part in looking out for athletes’ safety. In the past week, a 12-year old from Buford collapsed during a Gwinnett league all-star, basketball game. Last…

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