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Package: 50th Classic City Championship

Managing Editor Suncana Pavlic and the ODYSSEY Online staff compiled a comprehensive package, including columns by Print Sports Editor Hannah Gale and Cedar Shoals BluePrints Magazine sports editor Matteo Castile, a video by ODTV Director Karla Dougan, a Q&A with head football coach David Perno by Online Sports Editor Olivia Ripps and a game preview by Noeli Loya.

Beating ‘Bama?

By OWEN CHRUCHWELL – Staff Writer By ANEESA CONINE-NAKANO – Digital Managing Editor The 2015-16 college football season has come down to two teams, both of which have proven that they deserve to be in the game more than any other teams in college football. On Monday, Jan. 11 at 8:30 p.m., college football’s top-ranked

C-team, see the dream

The Clarke Central High School wrestling season began on Oct. 26 for seventh through twelfth graders. This upcoming Thursday, the CCHS C-team wrestlers will compete at Athens Christian School, with the JV and Varsity wrestling teams competing this Saturday at Archer High School and Banks County High School

Baby Glads step up

The 2015-16 varsity wrestling team consists of many young players, but through their experience in the junior varsity program, they have the experience to make for a successful season.

Only one will leave victorious

Digital managing editor Aneesa-Conine Nakano and the ODYSSEY Online staff compiled a comprehensive package, including fast facts, columns by staff writer Fear Churchwell and Cedar Shoals BluePrints Magazine sports editor Matteo Castile, an interactive timeline and By The Numbers graphic by Suncana Pavlic and a SCENE at Central video by Karla Dougan and Julie Alpaugh.

Tackling the injury

College recruited senior Rayshawn McCall battles a medial collateral ligament sprain (MCL) on his right knee at the start of the Clarke Central High School varsity football season. McCall is three career interceptions away from breaking the all-time record at CCHS, however, his injury may hold him back.

The suspense of the Super Bowl

The National Football League awards the Lombardi trophy to the Seattle Seahawks following their victory in the Super Bowl XLVIII. The Lombardi trophy is won by one of 32 National Football League teams each year by winning the tournament culminating the American football season. This year the Seattle Seahawks will compete in their second consecutive

The prospects’ perspective

Clarke Central High School sophomore free safety An’zavion “Zay” Brown is a college prospect and junior running back JaQua Daniels is a college recruit. Both play on
Clarke Central High School’s varsity football team. The University of Georgia has recruited Daniels and shown interest in Brown.

Gladiators get a sense of Self

 After six years as the Clarke Central High School defensive coordinator, Self now sits in the office of the head football coach with the goal of leading the CCHS varsity football team to the state championship. Photo by Porter McLeod. By TIERRA HAYES – Sports Writer Friday nights in the fall, the stands of Billy

Talks from the Box- UGA Offense v. Defense

By MAKAYLA RICHARDS – Web Staff Football will be back soon and here to debate if UGA’s is up for the challenge is Sports editor Chad Rhym and guest writer Kevin Mobley. Sam Thompson also offers commentary on weekly current events and moderates an ODTV debate about the UGA Offense V. Defense. More from Makayla Richards

A game for the ages

Photo by Jeff Haynes and courtesy of the Baltimore Sun. On April 3, five days prior to tip-off, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s president John Doleva called the University of Louisville’s head coach Rick Pitino, alongside seven other inductees.

The White line

According to a piece on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, an Emmy Award-winning investigative series, aired in Dec. 2009, the percentage of African American basketball players in the National Basketball League is 71.8, internationals account for 18.3 percent, and the percentage of White Americans is 9.9.

It’s a mad, mad month

By KEVIN MOBLEY – Contributing Writer During a game broadcast in 1982, CBS Sports’ Brent Musburger coined the famous term “March Madness,” describing the chaos of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. This year’s edition is sure to fill fans with excitement and emotion. What is madness? According to the Oxford Dictionaries, madness is “a state of

Ryals takes head coaching position at Thomasville High School

The seven-year long Ryals football era at Clarke Central High School ended on Feb. 11. Head football coach Leroy Ryals accepted the position as Thomasville High School head football coach and athletic director on Monday and made the announcement to CCHS players Tuesday during a fourth block meeting in the team meeting room, formerly the Auxilarly Weight Room.

Remaining strong

Standing on the sidelines of Clarke Central High School’s football games and cheering his teammates on is one of their most vital players, CCHS senior Rodney Willingham, who cannot play due to a broken ankle.

No excuses

By LORAN POSEY News Editor Maynard began his wresting career with 35 straight losses but remained determined as he completed his senior year of high school with a 35-16 record and placed 12th at the 2004 National High School Wrestling Championships. As high school students, we take many things for granted in life. Whether it