//Tiny Clinch County Quietly Fields One of the State’s Best Football Programs

Tiny Clinch County Quietly Fields One of the State’s Best Football Programs

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Clinch-CountyCLINCH COUNTY, GA – There’s not much to do in Homerville and Clinch County. Highways 84 and 441 meet in the center of town, providing the tiny hamlet with easy access to I-75 in Valdosta, I-95 near Brunswick, and I-10 in Lake City, Florida.  Despite sitting at the intersection of two major thoroughfares and being within striking distance of three interstates, the community remains largely undeveloped.  With a population in the city of just over 2,400, the total number of residents in Homerville has dropped over the last few years.  Its economy is based in manufacturing and construction, and most folks there don’t go to school beyond 12th grade.  It is nestled comfortably between Waycross to the east and Valdosta to the west, two communities that dominate the headlines in its neck of the woods.

Homerville and Clinch County, however, have something going for them that few communities can duplicate.  They know how to play football and they know how to play it well.  The Clinch County Panthers, playing mainly out of the single-A classification, have won 16 region titles and five state championships.  That’s more than Lowndes County, Colquitt County, Ware County, Tift County, and most other programs in Georgia.

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