The Cedartown High School Bulldogs: The History of a Georgia Football Tradition

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Few teams in Georgia high school football can document their history as far back as the Bulldogs. Cedartown High School played its first game at the turn of the century, kicking off a historic tradition that endures today. Join author William Austin, born and raised in Cedartown, as he recounts the history of this proud football program. Austin covers the careers of expert coaches like Doc Ayers and John Hill and highlights the star players and crucial games that helped shape Cedartown's legacy of tough play on the gridiron. From that first game in 1900 to the 1946 conference champions, through the 1963 state champion team and all the way to the 2001 state championship game, here for the first time is the history of Bulldogs football.
ISBN: 9781609497064
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Georgia
Series: Sports
Images: 30
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
William Austin has deep-seated roots in Cedartown. Three of his great-grandfathers enlisted in the Confederate army in Cedartown and served the duration of the war. As a youth, William washed cars and learned auto mechanics working for Bill Byrom at Byrom's Auto Center on the corner of West Avenue and College Street. As a delivery boy for Hunt's Drug Store, he knew the location of every street in town and most of the residents. While serving a four-year enlistment in the U.S. Air Force, he followed the Bulldogs by subscribing to the Cedartown Standard in places as far away as Korea. It In 1989, William and his family settled in Aiken, South Carolina.
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