A Commerce High School graduate is determined to make a positive impact in the lives of area young people. And in that pursuit, he’s utilizing his natural skills and passion for basketball and other athletics.
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It’s been a somewhat long and winding road for the Bethlehem Christian Academy football program.
Building from the ground up is toughest in football. The reason is that it takes so many players to have a successful team. In other sports, one or two quality athletes can have a big impact on how much success is enjoyed. That’s not the case with football as you always have 11 players on the field at any one time with depth being something all gridiron coaches covet.
The Knights have certainly taken their lumps in the past few seasons. It’s not that there hasn’t been improvement in certain areas. It’s there if you know where to look and how to accurately judge a program’s long-term plan.
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With the 2015 season opener slowly, but surely, creeping into view, the Winder-Barrow High School football team continues with their summer workouts.
The Bulldoggs competed in a 7-on-7 tournament Friday at Jefferson High School and will then compete at the Athens Fellowship of Christian Academy event on Thursday, June 25.
WBHS will go to camp at the University of West Georgia from July 10-13.
Morning workouts continue at the school from 8-11 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
“Our players continue to work hard and we know the season will be here soon,” second-year WBHS coach Heath Webb said. “The work we put in now will help us once the season starts and throughout the fall.”
After being the surprise team of 2014 in Region 8-AAAAA, the Bulldoggs are being predicted to battle for the postseason once again in 2015. The first Region 8-AAAAA game for WBHS will be at Apalachee High School during the second week of the regular season.
Jackson County produced the most successful season in program history this past spring despite hitting a collective .268. So coach Tommy Fountain was curious to see what his team had to offer at the plate during the summer exhibition season. [Full Story »]