Friday night Savannah’s Memorial Stadium played host to a final tune-up game for a pair of local high school football teams before the Georgia High School Association season officially kicks off next week.
Friday would have marked Coach Erk Russell’s 95th birthday. The Georgia Southern legend will be honored again this year by high school football teams from around the state in the 10th annual Erk Russell Classic.
Thursday, 12 high schools from across Southeast Georgia competed at the Glynn County Recreation Complex in a 7-on-7 tournament and lineman challenge hosted by Brunswick High School; something the players were unable to do last year due to COVID.
Rick Tomberlin is retiring after 34 years of coaching high school football in Georgia. The longtime coach led nine different programs to 270 wins, three state titles, and ten region championships during his career.