Grayson is ranked No. 1 in ESPN’s national rankings and could become the first national champion from Georgia since 1992. There have been 10 national champions, most of them from Valdosta in the glory years of coaches Wright Bazemore and Nick Hyder.
Courtesy of our partner, the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, here is a look at those 10:
1976 Warner Robins
1981 Warner Robins
The Georgia High School Football Historians Association was founded in 2002 by Loren Maxwell with the mission of documenting the history of high school football in the state. The association’s website has scores of games dating to 1894. Most school’s history of scores are complete back to 1948, when the Georgia High School Association put football-playing schools in classifications for the first time and held state championships. Also found on this site are state rankings, all-state players, state champions and much more.