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|Valdosta State won its second football national title in December.|
Second best? That means they got beat in the last game. What team beat them to become the best high school football team in the country that year?
Answer: Valdosta Wildcats in Valdosta, Ga.
Valdosta, Ga., isn't the largest town around. It certainly isn't the most well known, but it has all the makings of a TitleTown.
From the national and state champion Valdosta High Wildcats, along with state champion Lowndes High Vikings, to the state independent school champion Valwood Valiants, football reigns supreme in Valdosta.
The highlight of every season is the annual Winnersville Classic football game between Valdosta High and Lowndes High. To many in Valdosta, the winner of this game is MORE important than any state championship!! On that Saturday, the two-time Division II national champion Valdosta State Blazers take the field to complete a weekend of definitely "Winnersville" football.
But if you think Winnersville is all about football, think again. We have national and state champions in tennis, baseball and softball, just to name a few. ...
State champions for Georgia Christian School, Georgia Independent School Association (GISA)
State champions for Valwood School, Georgia Independent School Association (GISA)
High school football is king in Georgia because nobody cares about the Atlanta Falcons.
Every year Valdosta High plays crosstown rival Lowndes High in the Winnersville Classic. Lowndes has won three of the last four state titles and has five state titles. I doubt you will find another town with 28 state titles.
We are also home to the defending D-II football national college champions and winners of two of the last four.
To show how big high school football is, our college team plays at Valdosta High School's stadium. When the two High school teams play, we have a crowd of about 10,000.
This is Winnersville, and as far as high school football goes, this is TitleTown.