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JCHS picks Rogers as new football coach
by Chuck Thompson
Apr 17, 2014 | 984 views | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Justin Rogers takes over as Jones County’s football coach after four years at Griffin and eight at Harris County as an assistant.
Justin Rogers takes over as Jones County’s football coach after four years at Griffin and eight at Harris County as an assistant.
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Funny how things work out in high school coaching circles.

Tommy Parks left Harris County in January after 10 years to return home to Thomaston to coach his alma mater, Upson-Lee.

Dwight Jones, who with a 31-30 record in six years was only the second coach in Jones County’s history to have a winning mark, went to Harris County last month so he can be closer to his family in the Columbus area.

And Tuesday night, Justin Rogers, who worked under Parks at Harris County before moving four years ago to Griffin, which won a state championship this past season, was to be presented to the Jones County Board of Education for its approval as the new football coach of the Greyhounds.

“It’s kind of ironic that he went where I used to be and I’m coming here, kind of a big circle,” Rogers said. “I feel blessed for this opportunity.”

Rogers was offensive coordinator for the Bears the last three years, and his spread offense set school records in scoring the last two years, averaging 35.5 points per game when Griffin went 9-2 in 2012 and 42.7 points per game this past season when the Bears were a perfect 15-0.

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