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The award-winning voice of North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia.

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    Warriors football program terminated from GHSA

    Nathaniel Jordan
    Georgia High School Association (GHSA) removed NC’s football program along with 51 other programs in a secretive agreement between the board and unknown parties. While players and coaches do not yet hold information regarding the details of the board meeting, NC continues to practice for an upcoming season. While no longer with GHSA, a football future may still lie ahead if the terminated programs can organize a season separate from GHSA.

    March 30, Georgia High School Association announced after a board meeting that several schools will lose their football programs for the upcoming season, including names such as Langston Hughes, Kell and Oglethorpe County. Among the fifty-two teams included in the batch of cuts sits the NC Warriors. NC’s program, should the football team still operate, will no longer hold membership in GHSA. 

    The change comes after a behind-the-scenes conflict which ultimately resulted in a crackdown on Georgia high school sports. While GHSA has not yet officially announced the reasons for the cuts, the termination takes effect “immediately,” according to an email sent by NC athletic director, Matt Williams. 

    Players and coaches remain in limbo as to the next steps for the organization, but according to head coach Shane Queen, the schools cut by GHSA will attempt to produce a 2024 football season. 

    “There is a lot going on in there [GHSA] that hasn’t been made clear to the coaches, but I’ve told the guys no matter what, we will keep doing what we know how to do. Discussion in the locker room is strictly football and we will prepare as if there is a season ahead of us, just like any other year. My hope is that whatever may be going on with GHSA can be resolved and that we can one day reintroduce Warrior football into that association,” Queen said.

    GHSA also released a newsletter March 30 to prepare high school sports fans for further cuts in other sports. While the public did not receive an explanation, the major downsize comes as a kickstart to a new era of high school sports.


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    Nathaniel Jordan, Reporter
    Nathaniel Jordan, a senior magnet student and cadet in NC’s NJROTC program,  begins his first year on the school newspaper. Jordan's deep passion for writing and research led him to his aspirations of journalism as a future career path. Outside the classroom, Jordan has played for NC’s baseball team, participated on three competitive teams in JROTC and is employed as a head instructor at Choi Kwang Do martial arts. His creative mind extends his wide range of talents into painting, skateboarding and photography. Jordan consistently constructs compelling and thought-provoking poems and is currently working on his first poetry book poetry. Jordan volunteers every Sunday at his church working in the daycare, and strives to be active in school and in his community. With his strenuous efforts to demonstrate great leadership, Jordan attained positions as assistant operations officer, platoon commander, and class leader in JROTC. Jordan also served as a magnet ambassador. Jordan’s goals on The Chant are to grow the NC community and to bring knowledge to social events, breaking news and spreading his passion and knowledge to all readers. Reaching the tail end of his high school career, Jordan hopes his variety of articles on The Chant can help grow the spirit of Warrior Nation, and ensure that nobody is uninformed.

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      Dale HartsfieldApr 2, 2024 at 8:50 AM

      Despite it being April Fools, this is not funny. Your article is in bad taste for a proud Football program. Your “The Chant” should be shut down! I will never read it again!!

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        Rebecca ZavalaApr 2, 2024 at 3:47 PM

        Thanks for enjoying our April Fool’s edition, and thanks for reading The Chant!!