Marist Football: Inside the War Eagle Tradition

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On Fridays in the fall, a fog rises from Nancy Creek behind Marist School's Hughes Spalding Stadium and floats across the football field. The apparition, called "the Ghosts of Marist Football," represents the Great Spirit of Marist High School, a school Sports Illustrated ranked number fifteen in its list of top athletic programs in the country. The War Eagle tradition boasts more than six hundred victories, a trophy case filled with championships and thirty straight years of playoff appearances in Georgia high school football, all while playing much larger schools. Join author and Marist alumnus Franklin Cox for three years inside the Spartan-esque tradition and learn why no team dares allow itself to dishonor the glorious roll call of War Eagle history.
ISBN: 9781609498092
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Georgia
Series: Sports
Images: 61
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Franklin Cox is a retired Marine and Vietnam Veteran. He is the author of Lullabies for Lieutenants (McFarland & Co.) which was recently awarded the 2011 Silver Medal for Non-fiction Memoir by the Military Writers Society of America. His articles have been published in Human Events, Vietnam, and Dispatches magazines. He is a graduate of Marist High in Atlanta, GA.
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