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  • Some of the coaches and players from the 1989 Marist School football team came together in August for a group photo on the 50-yard-line of the school’s Hughes Spalding Stadium. Thirty years ago the team won the state championship and finished the season 15-0. (Front row, left to right) Matt Post; Stewart Williams; Coach Dan Perez; Coach Gary Miller; Coach Alan Chadwick; Coach Steve Franks; Brian Harron; Tim Winterstein and Mike MacLane; (Back row, left to right) Todd Stanton; Matt Greco; Boyd Andrews; Franklin Vincent Cox III; Chris Millen and Rob Heller. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • The Marist School football team practices on campus just days before its Aug. 16 preseason scrimmage against McDonough’s Eagles Landing Christian Academy. Observing in the background, wearing white T-shirts, are Paul Etheridge, left, offensive coordinator, and Jim Showfety, center, the running backs coach. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • A program, with a photo of the 1989 Marist School football team on its cover, rests at the base of the Class AAA championship trophy, which is on top of some “battle grey” football pants. Other items from that year include championship rings, team jerseys, a game ball with the championship game’s final score, the helmet of a former player and a T-shirt bearing the nickname of the ’89 team for its aggressive style of play. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Offensive line coach Daniel Perez, center, points out a play to some players during an August afternoon practice. Linebacker coach Gary Miller, left, looks on from behind. Perez and Miller are the only current coaches, along with head coach Alan Chadwick, that were around in 1989 when the Marist football team went undefeated (15-0) and won its first state championship. Perez also played quarterback for Marist in 1982 and 1983. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Thirty years ago Marist School's football team went undefeated (15-0) and won its first state football championship. Looking for its fourth consecutive victory of the season, the 2019 team is currently a perfect 3-0 as they go on the road to face St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, Sept. 20. Photo By Michael Alexander

Some of the coaches and players from the 1989 Marist School football team came together in August for a group photo on the 50-yard-line of the school’s Hughes Spalding Stadium. Thirty years ago the team won the state championship and finished the season 15-0. (Front row, left to right) Matt Post, Stewart Williams, Coach Dan Perez, Coach Gary Miller, Coach Alan Chadwick, Coach Steve Franks, Brian Harron, Tim Winterstein and Mike MacLane. (Back row, left to right) Todd Stanton, Matt Greco, Boyd Andrews, Franklin Vincent Cox III, Chris Millen and Rob Heller. Photo By Michael Alexander


Atlanta

Marist ‘brothers in arms’ recall 1989 state football championship

The Marist football team scored three unanswered touchdowns against the Worth County Rams Dec. 16, 1989, winning the state football championship game 30-8. It was the school’s first state title since its inaugural 1913 season.