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Radio Show: Mondays, 6-7 p.m. on WVGA, Newstalk 105.9

Only in South Georgia is High School Football a popular topic year-round. Hosted by Chris Beckham, the Ray Norton Tire & Auto Center High School Football Report covers South Georgia’s favorite sport each Monday night at 6 p.m. from the Citizens Community Bank Studio. It features interviews with players, coaches and high school football experts from around the region, discussing recruiting, up-to-date coaching news, spring football, summer workouts, and an in depth look at results and upcoming games during the season. The show is interactive with the phone lines open for anyone ready to talk football. 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Lanier County Coach Kurt Williams talks about his Bulldog squad and their expectations for 2021. Also, discussion of some former South Georgia stars who could be in for big-time success on the college gridiron this year.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Jon Nelson from GPB Broadcasting discusses his latest book, “Nobles Strong: Lessons in Destiny” about former Irwin County football coach Buddy Nobles.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Wayne Grandy with the Moultrie Observer discusses the Colquitt County Packers’ spring practice and their win over Cairo in last Friday night’s scrimmage.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Brooks County head coach Maurice Freeman talks about his team’s spring scrimmage with Coffee and what lies ahead for the Trojans’ program this fall.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Lowndes Coach Jamey Dubose talks about the Vikings’ spring practice, their spring game against Warner Robins, and what lies ahead for the program this summer and fall.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Discussion of Valdosta’s second appeal to the GHSA, along with news of South Georgians going to the NF.L and a look at the official 2021 schedules that were released last week.

Monday, April 19, 2021

The latest on Valdosta’s appeal to the GHSA Appeals Board and Thomasville head coach Zach Grage discusses the Bulldogs’ upcoming spring practice and provides an early look at the 2021 season.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Breaking news of possible sanctions by the GHSA against the Valdosta High football program and Charles McCann from the Valdosta Touchdown Club responds to allegations made by former Director Mike “Nub” Nelson.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Former Valdosta Touchdown Club Director Mike “Nub” Nelson talks about the Valdosta High coaching situation, why he decided to record a conversation with Coach Rush Propst and what the reaction has been over the last few months.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Discussion of Lowndes QB Jacurri Brown’s decision to commit to the University of Miami as well as other recruiting news and more.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Discussion of the developments in the Valdosta High coaching situation and an in-depth look at Lowndes rising senior quarterback Jacurri Brown as he draws closer to revealing his college choice.

Monday, March 8, 2021

More discussion of the controversy surrounding the recording of Rush Propst and Mike “Nub” Nelson now that edits of the recording have been made public. Also, former Valdosta player Nick Johnson offers his thoughts on the VHS situation.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Discussion of a recorded conversation last year between Valdosta Coach Rush Propst and former Valdosta Touchdown Club Director Mike Nelson which includes details of plans to recruit players and using funds to bring them to Valdosta.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Jeff Herron returning to Camden Co., possible problems with Coffee Trojans, and where the 1971 Valdosta Wildcats rank among the nation’s best all-time teams according to one high school site.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Justin Kyle Haley discusses coaching openings and more. Also, discussion about Turner County’s mascot change and more.

Monday, February 8, 2021

New Tift County Coach Noel Dean talks about the Blue Devil program, his expectations and what drew him to South Georgia. Also, signing day recap and other coaching changes in the area.

Monday, January 18, 2021

War of the Border All-Star Game organizer Mike Gammons discusses this year’s game played last week in Thomasville.

Monday, January 11, 2021

A look at the South Georgia history of national title games as well as the NFL playoffs as well as discussion of South Georgia high school coaching openings and more.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Valdosta Coach Rush Propst discusses last week’s state championships and what may lie ahead for the 2021 Wildcats.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Previewing the Georgia high school state title games as Render Heard focuses on the Brooks County-Irwin County Class A championship game.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Fitzgerald radio announcer Bill Bryant discussed the Purple Hurricanes’ state title bid as well as other previews of state championship matchups.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Brooks County Coach Maurice Freeman talks about the Trojans’ semifinal matchup with rival Clinch County Friday night in Quitman.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Bobby Willis from the FCA discusses some upcoming events and Clinch County Coach Don Tison talks about the historical importance of the Panthers’ rivalry with quarterfinal opponent Lincoln County.

Monday, November 30, 2020

The Voice of the Cairo Syrupmakers Michael Best discusses 40 years of calling football on the radio and talks about Cairo’s battle with Benedictine in Friday night’s second round.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Previews of all of South Georgia’s first-round matchups as the state playoffs begin Friday.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Former Thomas Co. Central Coach Ed Pilcher discusses his successful career as the head Yellow Jacket as the school prepares to name its field in his honor Friday night.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Lots of recaps and previews as the regular season winds down, including some predicting of first-round playoff matchups.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Veteran Colquitt County Packer play-by-play announcer Durwood Dominey talks about the Packers’ big game Friday night against Lowndes. Host Chris Beckham also discusses Friday night’s other big games.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Previewing the opening of region play in Regions 1-7A and 1-6A as well as an update on regions that have already begun league play.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Discussion about California transfer quarterback Jake Garcia’s rumored transfer to Grayson as well as a preview of Friday night’s games.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Cook Coach Jamie Rodgers discusses the Hornets’ region opener with the Worth County Rams. Plus, reflections on the 2020 Winnersville Classic.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Preview of the Winnersville Classic and several other fantastic games to make up the best Friday night of the season to date.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Moultrie Observer sportswriter Wayne Grandy talks about the big matchup between the Colquitt Co. Packers and the Valdosta Wildcats Friday night.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Fitzgerald coach Tucker Pruitt discusses his team’s big win over Cairo and previews the upcoming rivalry game against Irwin Co. Plus, we name our Hughston Clinic Player of the Week and much more.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Thomas Co. Central coach Ashley Henderson discusses his team’s preparation for the 2020 season. Also, what the first week of play in Alabama could mean for high school football in Georgia.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Clinch County’s Don Tison and Lanier County’s Kurt Williams discuss preparations for the upcoming season and a look at how some schools’ postponement of the football season is affecting programs in South Georgia.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Randy Kennedy from SportsTalk 99.5 in Mobile, Ala. talked about the state of high school football in Alabama and how it compares to the situation in Georgia. Also, talk of transfers, COVID-19 updates and how what’s going on in college football can impact high school football.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Dr. Mike McCartney, the voice of the Cook High Hornets, discusses the upcoming season, Cook’s new stadium and the Hornets’ new region. Also, updates on preparation for the 2020 season and more.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Valwood Coach Justin Henderson talks about the prospects for the Valiants this year. Also, discussion of Lowndes’ new opponent, the Archer Tigers, in the Corky Kell Kickoff Classic and lots of other high school football news.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Dr. Robin Hines, Executive Director of the Georgia High School Association, discussed the organization’s vote Monday to delay the start of Georgia’s high school football season by two weeks.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Colquitt County Coach Justin Rogers discussed the upcoming season for the Packers. Also, discussion of how changes in college football could affect players from South Georgia and much more.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Thomasville Bulldog radio broadcaster Darrell Allen discussed the upcoming season for all of high school football including the Bulldogs. Also, discussion about what the 2020 season could look like in South Georgia.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Discussion of how football workouts are going as Georgia schools arrive at the “dead” week, along with proposals to push back the seasons and how will schools address possible restrictions on the number of fans who can attend games.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Veteran high school official Phil Salter discusses what it may be like for officials to return to the field this fall as well as some new rule changes. Also, recruiting, pre-season rankings and how some South Georgia teams are reacting to positive COVID-19 tests from players.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Valdosta Wildcat head coach Rush Propst talks about the first week of conditioning and the biggest challenges high school football teams will have to face over the next few months.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Jay Palmer, son of Georgia broadcasting legend Tommy Palmer, discusses his dad’s recent announcement due to his battle with cancer. Also, a look at how each state’s high school association is planning to return to activity in the fall.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Clinch County Coach Don Tison discusses the GHSA’s recently released timeline for high school sports in Georgia and host Chris Beckham takes a look at MaxPrep’s list of the most successful Georgia teams of the past decade.

Monday, May 18, 2020

What will/should high school sports, football in particular, look like in the fall. Host Chris Beckham discusses the pros and cons of some of the ideas.

Monday, May 11, 2020

More discussion about plans to start the high school football season as well as our 20 Players to Watch in 2020 list and the toughest schedules in South Georgia.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Host Chris Beckham discusses why he believes a story over the weekend in the Valdosta Daily Times was unfair to former Valdosta Coach Alan Rodemaker along with recruiting news and other high school football updates.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Chick-fil-A Football Friday Nigh co-host Bryce Johnson joined the show to discuss last weekend’s NFL Draft and the possibility of high school football this fall.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Georgia High School Football Daily Founder and Editor Todd Holcomb talks about the Rush Propst hiring as well as other Georgia high school football topics. Also, 14-year-old NFL Draft expert Jackson Beckham previews this weekend’s draft.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Ware County Coach Jason Strickland discusses his Gators and the new Georgia Football Coaches Association and more discussion on the Valdosta High coaching job.

Monday, April 6, 2020

More discussion of the Valdosta football coaching situation and Dr. Robin Hines, Executive Director of the Georgia High School Association, talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting high school sports.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Discussion of what could be the final stages of the Valdosta High coaching search and Tift County Coach Ashley Anders on the spring, the fall, and mega-recruit Tyre West.

Monday, March 23, 2020

The latest on the Valdosta High coaching search and Thomasville coach Zach Grage on how his program is dealing with the COVID-19 school shutdown.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Discussion about how the COVID-19 situation is affecting schools, and sports, with Lowndes High’s Danny Redshaw as well as the latest on the Valdosta High coaching situation.

Monday, March 9, 2020

More discussion on the Valdosta High coaching position and Cook Coach Jamie Rodgers talks about the Hornets’ schedule, their new region and the progress of their new football stadium.

Monday, March 2, 2020

The latest on the Valdosta High coaching situation and new Worth County Coach Phillip Ironside talks about his transition from Hillgrove High to Worth County.

Monday, February 24, 2020

The Valdosta coaching situation, top non-region games coming up in the fall, top prospects for 2021 and a look back at the top prospects from 10 years ago were all topics for this week’s show.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Host Chris Beckham discussed developments in the Valdosta High coaching situation, along with other high school football news items.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Discussion around the upcoming Valdosta Board of Education meeting and the future of head coach Alan Rodemaker and the Wildcat football program.

Monday, February 3, 2020

An hour with Alan Rodemaker as he discusses his situation with the head coaching job at Valdosta High School

Monday, January 27, 2020

Fitzgerald Coach Tucker Pruitt discusses the death of Irwin Co. Coach Buddy Nobles and host Chris Beckham previews National Signing Day and some of this fall’s high school schedules.

Monday, January 20, 2020

New Turner Co. head coach Kevious Johnson talks about the prospects for the Rebels and host Chris Beckham discussed some NFL possibilities for college players from South Georgia.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Steve Parker discussed Lowndes’ hiring of Jamey DuBose and Ashley Henderson talks about coaching the Georgia all-star team in this Friday’s Border War.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Former Tift County and Valdosta State standout Larry Dean discusses his career in the Canadian Football League as well as his upcoming induction into the VSU Athletic Hall of Fame.

Monday, December 23

Host Chris Beckham discusses the Lowndes High job, the state title games being played at Georgia State Stadium and which local players will be playing in bowl games over the next few weeks.

Monday, December 16

Valdosta High’s Tate Rodemaker and Jaheim Bell discusses National Signing Day this week while host Chris Beckham breaks down the state championship games.

Monday, December 9

Brooks Co. Head Coach Maurice Freeman talked about his team’s trek to a state title berth. Also, previews of other state title matchups, recruiting information and more.

Monday, December 2

Irwin County’s Bill Barrs discusses the Indians’ incredible season and this Friday’s huge semifinal matchup with rival Clinch County. Also, previews of other semifinal matchups involving South Georgia teams.

Monday, November 25

Lowndes High broadcaster Marty Rodgers and Thomasville High broadcaster Darrell Allen talked about the seasons for the Vikings and the Bulldogs as both enter tough matchups in Friday’s quarterfinal playoff round.

Monday, November 18

Former Clinch Co. Coach Cecil Barber talks about his upcoming induction to the GACA Coaches Hall of Fame and his career in Homerville. Also, host Chris Beckham discusses Tuesday’s GHSA meeting to hear reclassification appeals and previews second-round playoff action.

Monday, November 4

Warchant.com Editor Ira Schoffel discusses the Florida State coaching situation and Lowndes Coach Randy McPherson talks about the Vikngs’ season. Also, playoff possibilities and more.

Monday, October 28

A look ahead at the huge Colquitt County – Lowndes matchup and a break down of each local region race and possibilities of first-round playoff matchups.

Monday, October 21

Valdosta Coach Alan Rodemaker and Lee County Coach Dean Fabrizio discuss the big matchup Friday night between the Wildcats and the Trojans.

Monday, October 14

Fitzgerald Coach Tucker Pruitt talked about the Canes’ season to date and their big matchup this Friday night with the Thomasville Bulldogs. Also, Eric Rowan from Ray Norton Tire & Auto Center drew the name for our contest winner.

Monday, October 7

Brooks County Head Coach, Maurice Freeman, talks about the Trojans’ start and the beginning of 1-AA play Friday night at Thomasville.

Monday, September 30

Lanier County Coach Kurt Williams talks about the Bulldogs’ first region win in over three years and host Chris Beckham discusses decisions made at Monday’s GHSA Executive Committee meeting.

Monday, September 23

Former Lowndes coach Joe Wilson discussed the renaming of the Vikings’ stadium in his honor as well as his memories of the Winnersville Classic.

Monday, September 16

Len Robbins, the voice of the Clinch County Panthers, previewed the big matchup Friday night between the Panthers and the Irwin County Indians as well as previews of another exciting Friday night.

Monday, September 9

Wayne Grandy joined us to discuss the history of the Valdosta-Colquitt County rivalry and Steve Parker sat in to discuss the upcoming slate of high school games.

Monday, September 2

Lee County Coach Dean Fabrizio talked about his Trojans’ unusual start to the season and their big matchup with Peach County this Friday night.

Monday, August 26

Kenneth White and April Bruhl from Chick-fil-A joined host Chris Beckham as we reviewed the opening week of high school football and took a look at a big rivalry Friday night for Week 2.

Monday, August 19

Recruiting expert Randy Kennedy joined us as we talked recruiting as well as previewed the first week of official high school football action in South Georgia

Monday, August 12

Dr. Ron Reagin, the Valdosta Wildcats’ play-by-play announcer, talked about Valdosta’s big win over Glynn Academy in their preseason scrimmage and the upcoming season. Host Chris Beckham also discussed this week’s scrimmages and more.

Monday, August 5

Fitzgerald radio broadcaster Bill Bryant joined the show to talk about the 2019 Purple Hurricanes and host Chris Beckham discussed this week’s preseason scrimmages.

Monday, July 29

TCC head coach Ashley Henderson and Tift County play-by-play man Kyle Dean talked about the upcoming season for their respective teams.

Monday, July 22

GHSA Executive Director Robin Hines discusses the past year in Ga. high school athletics, the timeline for reclassification, the change in venue for the state football championships and much more. Also, the latest developments in the Rush Propst saga and a schedule of of upcoming preseason scrimmages.

Monday, July 15

Cook Coach Jamie Rodgers talks about the changes that Hornet fans will see this fall and his arrival in Adel. Also, discussion of preseason polls, silly NCAA regulations and much more.

Monday, July 8

How good will your team be this year? Host Chris Beckham talks about “indicator” games for many South Georgia teams. Also, some transfer news and recruiting news from the past week.

Monday, July 1

Logan Schunhoff and Render Heard, who will be additions to the Chick-fil-A Football Friday Night show this fall, joined Chris Beckham to talk about the upcoming year as well as previewing the first weekend of college football.

Monday, June 24

Former Valdosta assistant coach Jerry Don Baker discusses the career of former VHS defensive coordinator Jack Rudolph, who passed away this weekend.

Monday, June 17

Cathy Parker, the author of Northern Lights about her quest to build a football field in Alaska, discussed her new book and Whit Chappell talked about Lowndes and VSU alum Kenny Moore who just signed a big NFL deal and is sponsoring several scholarships for local students.

Monday, June 10

Steve Parker discusses this year’s Georgia Christian fundraiser featuring Jack Nicklaus. Also, Irwin County’s Bill Barrs talks about the prospects for the 2019 Indian team.

Interview with Jack Nicklaus

Steve Parker and Steve Nichols interview The Golden Bear Jack Nicklaus about his upcoming visit to the Georgia Christian benefit golf tournament and dinner in November.

Monday, June 3

Thomas County Central’s Randy Young discusses a new documentary “Can You Not See” that focuses on how high school football in Thomasville and Thomas County helped integration efforts in the early 1970s. Also, veteran official Phil Salter talked about some new rule changes that will go into effect this year.

Monday, May 27

Brooks County Coach Maurice Freeman, Thomasville Coach Zach Grage and Berrien Coach Tim Alligood join host Chris Beckham to discuss spring practice, summer plans and the upcoming football season.

Monday, May 20

Lowndes head coach Randy McPherson and Valwood head coach Justin Henderson joined the show as we also discussed other spring game results and had a recruiting update.

Monday, May 13

Discussion of the latest story concerning Rush Propst, Telvin Smith’s suprising announcement, the latest recruiting offers and the moving of the state finals to Georgia State Stadium.

Monday, May 6

Bryce Johnson joined us to discuss several high school football subjects while Steve Parker came in studio to discuss the list of the top multi-sport prep athletes of all time.

Monday, April 29

Colquitt County head coach Justin Rogers joined us to talk about his arrival in Moultrie, his plans and expecations for the program and the upcoming spring practice. Also, some updates of South Georgia players looking for a chance in the NFL and the passing of a former South Georgia high school who has a notable place in history.

Monday, April 22

Clinch County Coach Don Tison joined us to talk about his new job and prospects for this fall. Also, we talked about the many coaching changes around South Georgia and some of the decisions made by the GHSA Executive Committee last week.

Monday, April 15

The Athletic Managing Editor Daniel Shirley discussed former Jones County head coach Justin Rogers who was named the new Colquitt County head coach Monday night and an update on recruiting and collegiate spring football success of former South Georgia players.

Monday, April 8

Valdosta Wildcat wide receiver Jaheim Bell discussed his upcoming senior season and the recruitment process. Also, new Ware Co. head coach Jason Strickland talked about his new position. Also, discussion about the Colquitt County football situation and an update from South Georgia players playing in their college spring games.

Monday, April 1

Discussion of coaching openings at Colquitt County, Ware County and Dodge County, a look at the number of Division I college football offers around the state and which local player has the most, previewing next week’s GHSA listening session at Lowndes High, ScoreAtlanta’s preseason rankings and the unveiling of the 2019 All-South Georgia Preseason College Football team.

Monday, March 25

New Turner County football coach Nick Hayes talked about his new job in Ashburn and what Rebel fans can expect this fall. Host Chris Beckham also discussed reclassification, the situation in Colquitt County, recruiting and more.

Monday, March 18

The Moultrie Observer’s Wayne Grandy, who reported the Colquitt County BOE’s allegations against Coach Rush Propst, joined host Chris Beckham to talk about the coaching situation in Moultrie.

Monday, March 11

Recruiting expert Barry Every joined host Chris Beckham to discuss some of South Georgia’s top recruits. We also discussed the life of Coach Dale Williams who recently passed away and much more.

Monday, March 4

Steve Parker joined host Chris Beckham to discuss the ongoing situation surrounding Colquitt County Rush Propst as well as the significant Georgia high school coaching jobs that have opened this offseason as well as recruiting and legislation involving high school sports in Georgia.

Monday, Feb. 25

New Bacon Co. head coach Keith Gosse, a former Valdosta State Blazer and OC at Tift County and Houston County, talks about his new job in Alma. Also, host Chris Beckham reports the latest college offers for some South Georgia players and goes over a list of former South Georgia players drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Monday, Feb. 18

Host Chris Beckham discusses some recent high school coaching changes, the offers received by Valdosta High rising senior Jaheim Bell among others, and the history of Region 1 in the state’s largest classification.

Monday, Feb. 11

Tift County Coach Ashley Anders provides a Blue Devil update while Valdosta High announcer Monty Long discusses why he is leaving the broadcast booth.

Monday, Feb. 4

Brooks County Coach Maurice Freeman talks about his being named the GACA Nike Coach of the Year for Georgia, why he initially resisted returning to his hometown of Quitman to take the Brooks Co. job and what the prospects for the Trojans look like for this fall.

Monday, Jan. 21


Clinch County Coach Jim Dickerson talks about his recent announcement of his retirement and his future plans. Host Chris Beckham also talked about the upcoming National Signing Day with some recent commitments and offers made to some South Georgia players.

Monday, Jan. 14

Valdosta head coach Alan Rodemaker discusses Georgia’s tie with Florida in the recent Border War All-Star game. Host Chris Beckham also talks about his All-South Georgia NFL team and the hiring of the new coach at Cook High School.