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HS Teams Of The Week: Oct 10

The Atlanta Falcons and The Georgia Army National Guard are proud to recognize the following high school football program nominees for the week of October 10, 2011. The stories below reflect the character, integrity and strength of some of Georgia's best high school football programs. The Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Army National Guard are honored to share these stories, as they embody the core values of both organizations.

For each of the five Georgia High School Football classifications, fans are encouraged to read the submissions and vote for the team you believe should win. Voting is open through 5 pm ET on Fridays, and winners will be announced each Monday at




Kennesaw Mountain Mustangs, Kennesaw, GA
The Mustang players understand that by participating in football a very demanding sport it forces teamwork. The ability to work together and learn from each other is the true essence of how society and the workforce functions. Through this, they develop a higher tolerance level and learn to solve problems without resulting in anger. Recognition should be given for those who do things for the right reasons. We all like to win but it is not the end all be all in high school. Based on this the Mustangs would truly appreciate your consideration for Team of the Week.

Archer Tigers, Lawrenceville, GA
Although their football program is fairly new, the Tigers have recently stepped up from AAA to AAAAA, allowing the team to show it's growth since the school's opening in 2009.

Groves Rebels, Garden City, GA
Groves High School, established in 1958, is named for Robert W. Groves, a former business and civic leader of Chatham County. There is a long community history at this school that grows each year. From Football to the world: All students are prepared for productive futures.

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Sequoyah Chiefs, Canton, GA
Over the summer, the Chiefs football program started a much needed character education program. During the summer they discussed specific topics like effort, attitude and setting goals in your life. In an organization everybody has a role and everbody is important to the overall success of the organization. Their guys really modeled what they were being taught and really started to bond together.

Lovejoy Wildcats, Hampton, GA
Lovejoy is an outstanding school whose achievements have been recognized not only on the football field but in their academics as well. They have had 150 young men leave over the past 12 years to play college football. They are the defending 4-AAAA champions after completing an undefeated season in 2010. They are currently 4-0.

Wayne County Yellow Jackets, Jesup, GA
This team is unified in its commimtment to each player and each player's commitment not only to the team, but the classroom as well. This team works just as hard in the classroom as on the football field. This commitment to excelence will allow this team to become successful.

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Worth County Rams, Sylvester, GA
Worth County High School should receive the National Guard High School Team of the week because like the National Guard, they work as a team and not as individuals. Their players strive for excellence in academics as well as athletics.

Stephens County Indians, Toccoa, GA
Stephens County has a great tradition of team work, on the field and off. Many students are involved with the cummunity and the surrounding area. The school is a strong supporter of the National Guard and the Military as a whole, with its history as being the home of the "Band of Brothers".

Grovetown Warriors, Grovetown, GA
At Grovetown High School, they feel that discipline and teamwork taught through athletics is an integral part of a student's high school experience. They are committed to building a first class athletic department that their athletes, parents, faculty, and community will be proud of.

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Thomasville Bulldogs, Thomasville, GA
The Bulldogs are committed to excellence on and off the field. Each player on the team is taught to live by certain values, which are loyalty, integrity, dedication and teamwork. These values are what the Bulldogs and the National Guard have in common. The players and coaching staff represent Thomasville, GA in the highest regard.

Banks County Leopards, Homer, GA
The Leopards take a lot of pride in their county and their school.

McIntosh County Buccaneers, Darien, GA
This team's strength lies in its teamwork and commitment to the integrity of each player. Each player is important in every play that they run because every player on the field must execute their part of the play for the team to be successful.p>

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Lanier County Bulldogs, Lakeland, GA
The Bulldogs show an unequivocal desire to win. A fellow Guardsman and Lanier County resident observed that he sees these kids in his community every day. The respect they have on and off the field for their town and the students is admirable to say the least. It often reminds him of why he wears his uniform, because soldiers have the same goal and that is to win the War on Terror so we can live peacefully in our community. Always There, Always Ready.

Johnson County Trojans, Wrightsville, GA
Johnson County has a great tradition of excellence on and off the field. Their community exemplifies the character, values and other qualities which makes our country great.p>

Clinch County Panthers, Homerville, GA
Clinch County High School's proud history is filled with rich traditions and both academic and extracurricular accomplishments. Recognized as one of "America's Best High Schools" by U.S. News & World Report, they continue their aim to be the best. They earned the Gold Award from the State of Georgia Governor's Office of Student Achievement in 2006 and 2007 for making the greatest gain in meeting and exceeding standards. In the 2008-2009 school year, they furthered the academic rigor when they introduced several new advanced placement, college-level courses. Clinch County prides itself on it's football team and has a long standing winning record and produces quality athletes. The local community is very supportive of the National Guard and other military branches.p>

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