Georgia high school football team enters field carrying American flags


A North Georgia high school football team ran onto the field carrying American flags before a game Friday night, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The Fannin County Rebels played a home game against Greater Atlanta Christian.

School superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney called the entrance a “unifying moment”  and said it was organized by the team, coaches and parents.

“It was an awesome and unifying moment for the audiences on both sides of our stadium and reminded us that no matter what team we support, we are all Americans,” Gwatney said.

He told Channel 2 Action News that the players carried the flags particularly as a sign of support for veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces.

Blue Ridge is located in Fannin County, which lost the game 55-7. 


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

CBS Sports: West Virginia’s Will Grier is nation’s No. 2 overall QB
CBS Sports: West Virginia’s Will Grier is nation’s No. 2 overall QB

Honors and accolades for West Virginia quarterback Will Grier are rolling in before his senior season. Add another to the list: on Thursday, CBS Sports’ Ben Kercheval rated him as the second-best quarterback in the nation. Kercheval grouped college football’s starting quarterbacks into tiers. Grier was one of only...
Oklahoma baseball: Sooners knock out Texas at Big 12 tournament
Oklahoma baseball: Sooners knock out Texas at Big 12 tournament

OKLAHOMA CITY — It would’ve been easy for Oklahoma to phone it in on Thursday. An elimination game is never easy. Playing at 9 a.m. in the Big 12 tournament felt more like a penance than a pleasure, and the Sooners received an early wake-up call for the second straight day. After a half an inning against Texas, the...
Utah announces home-and-home football series with Houston
Utah announces home-and-home football series with Houston

The Utah Utes and Houston Cougars have agreed to a home-and-home series beginning in 2026. The first game of the series will come at Houston in 2026, followed by a matchup in 2027 in Salt Lake City. The Cougars and Utes met four times from 1966 to 1978, with Houston winning all four of those contests. The home-and-home series announced on Thursday...
Auburn football: Best place to report from inside Jordan-Hare Stadium
Auburn football: Best place to report from inside Jordan-Hare Stadium

SEC Country wants to tackle the best questions from Auburn football and basketball fans. Look for our Auburn Question of the Day most weekdays. Go  here  to see all of our previous answers. AUBURN, Ala. — As many of you may know, news broke this week that SEC Country&rsquo...
Might be time to talk new contract for Georgia AD Greg McGarity
Might be time to talk new contract for Georgia AD Greg McGarity

GREENSBORO, Ga. — An interesting side discussion developed in the minutes following the first day of the UGA Athletic Association’s board of directors meeting Thursday at the Ritz Carlton Lodge on Lake Oconee. UGA President Jere Morehead was asked if he felt that athletic director Greg McGarity, standing six inches...
More Stories