MaxPreps asks the country which city in the United States plays the best brand of football.
The list of major metropolitan cities includes Seattle, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Indianapolis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
There is another list of smaller cities. It includes several Southern cities, including Mobile and Memphis, but nothing in Georgia.
Seattle? Honolulu? No Atlanta?
The answer might lie here in MaxPreps’ description: ”Which cities, with the suburbs excluded, play the best high school football?”
Football in Georgia’s cities – from Atlanta to Columbus to Macon to Augusta to Savannah – is not so strong tradionally. There have exceptional teams from the cities – Carver of Columbus, Savannah Christian among them. Carver and Grady have strong teams this year.
Is this typical of states nationally? In Georgia, the top football programs tend to be outside the bigger cities.
Here is MaxPreps’ list.
What do you think?