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Monday, September 14, 2009 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 12:52 PM, under ,

College football was not the only game in town this weekend in Athens, Georgia. On Friday, September 11, 2009, Clarke Central High School hosted Habersham County High School for a little get together.

Before the game, legendary Clarke Central High School football coach Billy Henderson was honored by score of former letterman.

Legendary Clarke Central High School (Athens, GA) Football Coach Billy Henderson is honored before the September 11, 2009 game between Clarke Central and Habersham County High School
Honoring a Legend: Legendary Clarke Central High School (Athens, GA)
Football Coach Billy Henderson is honored before the September 11, 2009
game between Clarke Central and Habersham County High School

Now 82-years young, Coach Henderson led Clarke Central to three state championships and an 285-107-6 record over a 35 year career. At least 172 of his players earned college scholarships (source: ajc.com) His teams included seven future NFL players (that actually played in a game) including Willie Green, Chuck Smith, and current Carolina Panthers placekicker John Kasay (source: Georgia High School Football Historians Association).

Here is a slide show of some pictures taken at the game.



Posted September 14, 2009

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