Football Fridays in Georgia Hosts Jon Nelson and Hannah Goodin of GPB Sports share highlights of high school football games from around Georgia. They also share stories from players, coaches, play-by-play announcers, and other people who live and breathe high school football.
Football Fridays in Georgia

Football Fridays in Georgia

From Georgia Public Broadcasting

Hosts Jon Nelson and Hannah Goodin of GPB Sports share highlights of high school football games from around Georgia. They also share stories from players, coaches, play-by-play announcers, and other people who live and breathe high school football.

Most Recent Episodes

Beyond the Lights: Officiating Under Pressure

Hannah Goodin delves into the world of high school football officiating with special guest James Arnold. With 38 years of officiating experience under his belt, James offers a unique perspective on what it takes to be a football official in Georgia. From handling pressure-packed moments on the field to navigating video review protocols, James shares invaluable insights into the challenges and rewards of officiating. Discover how officials are trained, evaluated, and constantly striving to improve, all while ensuring the integrity of the game. Gain a deeper understanding of the crucial role officials play in high school sports and learn how you can support them for a better game-day experience for everyone involved.

Football Fridays in Georgia: Hoops Edition

In this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, host Jon Nelson explores the GHSA basketball championships. Coaches Jerry Hunter and Dr. Jeffrey Martin discuss the challenges and community impact of their teams' successes, while guest coach Geoffrey Pierce shares insights into the Grayson Rams' historic journey to their first state title.

Beyond the Lights: From Small Town Glory to Super Bowl Victory

Join host Hannah Goodin on another exciting episode of Football Fridays in Georgia: Beyond the Lights. In this special edition, we delve into the incredible journey of former Georgia high school football star, Mecole Hardman, who played a pivotal role in Kansas City's Super Bowl victory. However, our focus isn't just on the game-winning touchdown but on the man who guided Hardman during his high school days – Coach Sid Fritts.

Football Fridays in Georgia: Changes to Recruitment and National Signing Day

There have been changes to the recruitment process for high school football players. Early signing day and the transfer portal have changed the look of National Signing Day and the work it takes to move on to the next level. Jon and Hannah are joined by Colquitt County Head Coach Sean Calhoun, who had 17 players sign on to play in college, to discuss the inner workings of the recruitment process.

Football Fridays in Georgia: Changes to Recruitment and National Signing Day

Beyond the Lights: The Most Dominant Program in Georgia

Beyond the Lights, hosted by Hannah Goodin, is a special edition of the Football Fridays in Georgia Podcast. Pulling back the curtain and finding out what really goes on into making high school sports in Georgia special. Today's guest is the head coach of the most dominant program in any sport in the state of Georgia, Southeast Bulloch Head Flag Football Coach Marci Cochran.

Football Fridays in Georgia: 2023 All-Star Championship Wrap-Up

On this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, Hannah Goodin and Jon Nelson are joined by the Football Fridays in Georgia All-Stars to recap the 2023 GHSA Championships. Learn about first-time winners, triple-overtime games, and what the all-stars will keep track of during the off-season.

Football Fridays in Georgia: Championship All-Star Preview 2023

On this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, Jon Nelson is joined by the Football Fridays in Georgia All-Stars to preview the 2023 GHSA Championships. Learn about an incredible South Georgia tailgating experience, the balance of talent across the state, and words of wisdom from GPB's very own Jake the Snake.

Football Fridays in Georgia: Quarterfinal Chaos, Semifinal Dreams

In this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, Jon Nelson and Hannah Goodin break down the "quarterfinal chaos" from last week, they talk 300+ mile road trips with Camden County's head coach, and find out how Creekside's team stays focused. Plus, what happened to the four nationally ranked teams in 7A?

Football Fridays in Georgia: Thankful for Football

In this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, Jon Nelson breaks down the remaining teams in the playoff brackets, we talk Thanksgiving practice and traditions with Benedictine Head Coach Danny Britt and Jefferson Head Coach Travis Noland, and preview Colquitt County vs. Milton in Round 3 of the GHSA Playoffs.

Football Fridays in Georgia: Breaking Records and Setting New Ones

In this episode of the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast Jon and Hannah talk with Lumpkin County Head Coach Heath Webb about making school history, Coffee Head Coach Mike Coe addresses coaching in Georgia compared to other states, and Carrollton's JuJu Lewis broke a school record.