I was fortunate enough to be able to play eight years of football. Two seasons of Macon Recreation Department’s Midget Football, four years playing at
Central High School in , and two seasons of intramural flag football at Georgia Tech. Six of the teams were good, winning a title of some kind. I kicked for the last six years. Macon
Midget Football Vikings Macon
1972 Browns (league runner-up)
1973 Central 9th Grade (city champions)
1974 Central B Team (city champions)
1975 Central (state champions)
1976 Central (sub region champion)
1979 GT intramurals (division champion)
1980 GT BSU intramurals
In 72 I was one of the biggest players in the rec league, playing end on both offense and defense. caught a long touchdown pass, sacked the quarterback, and intercepted a pass. At Tech I played fullback, and enjoyed blocking.
What follows is a list of the 19 different football stadiums I played in during my “career”. While twelve away stadiums in four years doesn’t seem like much, in actuality teams sharing stadiums meant more actual road games were played. Northside and
shared International Stadium. Southwest and Northeast shared Henderson Stadium. At least four teams shared two stadiums in Warner Robins . Augusta
Appling Field, Northeast High, Macon (9th grade) Playing where I went to school for two weeks.
Ballard Field, Southwest High, Macon (9th grade) I remember booming kicks here on a beautiful fall afternoon.
Douglas County High, Douglasville (varsity) Fun road trip. After the win our bus driver Bullet took us on a tour of downtown
GMC Stadium, Milledgeville (9th grade) Where we won 96-0. With the stadium wall right behind the goalposts, every time I kicked an extra point the ball sailed out of the stadium, onto the street.
(intramural) It was fun playing intramurals on the Jackets’ Astroturf. Atlanta
(varsity) My first game dressed out with the Varsity. Griffin GA
(pewee & varsity) Where we beat Southwest 7-6, the difference was my extra point. Macon
(varsity) Played against future NFL star James Brooks. He did not score on my one kickoff that game. Warner Robins
(state championship) State championship game in the cold, not long before Christmas. Astroturf field. Great feeling when we won. Atlanta
Lanier A Field, Macon (9th grade) In practice I was hit while following through on a kick, and was knocked out. When I woke up the entire team was circled around me. Where we beat GMC 66-0.
Old Lucy Laney Stadium,
(varsity) On a kickoff a hulking opponent knocked me down, and wouldn’t let me get up until the play was over. Knocked the wind out of me. Augusta
(pewee & varsity) Central’s ancient home field. Macon
The Proving Grounds, Central High, Macon (B Team) Central’s famed practice field, where I would kick during the summer, by myself.
Swan Field, Central High, Macon (B team) Site of pep rallies and track meets.
New Westside Stadium,
(varsity) My last high school game. Boomed a field goal from the hash mark for our team’s only points. On the ensuing kickoff, the ball kept falling off the tee. Augusta