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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, 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.