Calhoun Head Football Coach
Why he won
Any coach in any sport at any level would envy Hal Lamb's accomplishments. Entering this season he had coached Calhoun to 10 region titles in 12 years, four of those ending in the state championship game. But he lacked a state title, earning the Yellow Jackets a growing reputation as the Buffalo Bills of Georgia high school football. All that ended this year as the Jackets won that elusive championship against the team that had defeated them three consecutive years in the title game. The Buford Wolves, boasting as many as eight major college recruits, came in ranked in nearly every national poll, but Calhoun survived a late rally that sent the game into overtime, winning 27-24 to complete a 15-0 season.