On Fridays in the fall, a fog rises from Nancy Creek behind Marist Schoolas Hughes Spalding Stadium and floats across the football field. The apparition, called athe Ghosts of Marist Football, a 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.... one after another, from a play sheet with a preplanned script. But there was a problem. Kendall Baker, a freshman man-boy at six feet, four inches, 240 pounds, destroyed four consecutive offensive plays from his position on the scout team at anbsp;...
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2012|