If you’re like me and you are a fan of Georgia High School Football, you will need to arm yourself with the necessary tools to obtain information throughout the season. I remember the days when my ONLY source of high school football news was the local newspaper or the radio. Today there are many resources out there you can access to keep your updated on your favorite team – even if you live in another state like me.
Let me start off by saying that I was disappointed that there was no quality preview magazine this year. In past seasons, we had Friday Night Football publishing the previews but this year they decided not to publish. There is another preview magazine that has apparently been around for many years but I wouldn’t recommend it. In fact, their magazine is still yet to come out and we are already into week 2 of the season. Even without the preview magazines, there are plenty of places you can get information.
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If you want historical stats and records or anything about Georgia High School Football, you need to bookmark the Georgia High School Football Historians Association website. It is simply amazing. I could get lost on this website for hours looking up past results and historical information. These guys have done a fantastic job.
As the scores come rolling in on Friday nights, one of my go-to places is Scoreatl.com which will keep you updated on scores. They also have game stories and other features you will want to read. They also have an app for your phone called GA HS Scores so you can keep track of scores while you are out.
If you want to watch the game-of-the-week, Georgia Public Broadcasting will show these on their website or on their GPB Sports app. They also have a scoreboard and feature stories that you might enjoy watching. They also do a great job with broadcasting the state championship games.
If you live in the Middle Georgia area and want to keep up with the teams there, you can watch the highlight clips from Football Friday Night on Saturday morning at 13WMAZ.com. Watching Football Friday Night used to be my routine when I lived there.
I also still follow Warner Robins’ teams and the best app to do that is the SportsMic app. They broadcast the games of Houston County teams as well as feature stories. Since moving away from there I will listen to Warner Robins’ games through this app.
Another good source of information is the Palmer Media Group. Tommy Palmer, who I call THE voice of Georgia High School Football, does the Georgia High School Football Scoreboard Show from 10pm-12midnight on Friday Nights. He also does podcasts of “This Week’s Top Games” and “This Week’s Top 10 Teams”. He also host “Countdown to Kickoff”.
Sometimes I will peak at the national rankings of high school teams. The best source I have used is the USA Today Super 25.
I have also found that you can go to the websites or Roku channels for local television stations in Atlanta, Savannah, Albany, Columbus, Augusta and others to get more coverage.
It’s a lot different today than it was back in my days in high school. When I moved from Villa Rica High School to Tompkins High School in Savannah, Georgia after my sophomore year, the only way I could keep track of Villa Rica football results was to go to the school library and get the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. We’ve come a long way.