high school football

Georgia State University

High school football state championship games have a new home. 

All eight games this winter will be played at Georgia State Stadium, which used to be Turner Field. The past two years, high school championship games were played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

AP Photo / David J. Phillip

The New England Patriots clinched their sixth Super Bowl win Sunday in Atlanta, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. Though it was the lowest-scoring game in Super Bowl history, it was still a big win for college and high school football programs across Georgia.


Jon Nelson, host of GPB's "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast stopped by "On Second Thought" to explain Super Bowl 53's deep roots in Georgia.

We're getting close to the high school football championships time, then College Bowl games and finally Super Bowl LIII right here in Atlanta. Whether you follow the game or the traditions that surround it, Jon Nelson has the play-by-play.

He joined "On Second Thought" to discuss upcoming games and his podcast, "Football Fridays in Georgia."

GPB Sports team

High school football season is just around the corner, and students are already on the field practicing. Before teams hit the gridiron, the GPB Sports team stopped by to talk about the upcoming season.