School Board Hires New Creekview HS Head Football Coach!

School Board Hires New Creekview HS Head Football Coach!

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Adam Carter

The Cherokee County School Board has hired Adam Carter to serve as Creekview High School’s head football coach!

The School Board on Thursday voted unanimously to tap Coach Carter, who helped lead his previous team to the 6A Georgia State Championship title in 2016, to teach physical education and health classes and coach the Grizzlies effective March 1.

“Adam Carter is a highly motivated, intelligent coach. He fits the criteria required by all of our stakeholders,” said Principal Dr. Mark Merges, who plans to soon host a meet-and-greet event to introduce Coach Carter to the community. “Coach Carter brings a positive, family-oriented atmosphere to the Creekview football program, encouraging athletes, parents and the community to be involved.”

Coach Carter comes to Creekview from Valdosta High School where he served as the football team’s Defensive Coordinator, helping lead the team to its Region and State Championships titles in 2016, and also served as head track coach, bringing home a 6A Region 1 Championship win. His prior roles include defensive coordinator for the football programs at Marietta High School, Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, and Camden County High School, where he also led the track team to win Regions. He additionally coached football at Reinhardt University and South Carolina State University.

“Building a program of excellence, both on and off the field, will be the commitment of my team, my staff and myself,” said Coach Carter, who will be moving to Cherokee County with his wife, Molly. “We will use the game of football as an avenue to support the growth and development of quality, high-character young men who excel in the classroom, the field, and in life.”

He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education and health from the University of West Georgia and his master’s degree in health and kinesiology with an emphasis in coaching from Georgia Southern University.

“I have been blessed with opportunities in my career due to hard work, leadership and my knowledge of the game,” said Coach Carter, who is studying to earn his specialist degree in health and physical education from Jacksonville State University. “I plan to build a football program that takes pride in hard work, dedication, and commitment.”

Creekview HS Athletic Director Dr. Kevin Higgins said he’s eager to begin working with Coach Carter.

“I think Adam is the right fit for our community and our players,” he said. “The Creekview family is excited to welcome Coach Carter as a Creekview Grizzly.”


CCSD 2017 Varsity Brands Senior Bowl Set for Dec. 7

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UPDATE 12/14/17: Here’s a highlight video from the game and half-time celebrations!

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, for the CCSD 2017 Varsity Brands Senior Bowl at River Ridge HS to support our high school seniors and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!  The showcase game celebrates our high school senior football players, cheerleaders, marching band musicians and Junior ROTC Cadets.  Admission is $5. #CCSDfam

Check out this video to learn more about the game!

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Dealership Donates Truck to Raise $200K for CCSD High School Football & Band Programs

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Raffle ticket sales are underway to raise $200,000 for CCSD’s high school football and band programs… and one lucky ticket-holder will win a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck valued at $48,700 donated by Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Canton!


shottenkirk logoTickets are $5 each; the drawing will be during halftime at the CCSD Varsity Brands Senior Bowl on Dec. 7 at River Ridge HS (you don’t need to be present to win; you must be 18 or older to win; taxes, tags and title to be paid by winner).

Tickets are for sale through CCSD’s high schools; online sales still are available through these sites: Cherokee HS:; Creekview HS:; Etowah HS:; Sequoyah HS:

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CCSD Posts High School Varsity Football 2017-18 Schedule

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Love the Friday Night Lights? It’s almost that time of year in Cherokee County… with high school varsity football kicking off next week. Here’s a schedule to keep and share with your fellow fans. Games begin at 7:30 p.m. and it’s $8 at the gate. #CCSDfam


Cherokee HS Student Wins Georgia’s Most Positive Male Athlete Award

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Jacob Klebar, Georgia’s Positive Athlete Award Winner, runs with the Cherokee High School Warriors.

A Cherokee High School Class of 2017 graduate has been named Georgia’s Positive Male Athlete of the Year!

Jacob Klebar

Jacob Klebar, a member of the school’s football team who graduated this month and is headed to Reinhardt University on an academic scholarship, will be honored next month at the 2016-17 Georgia Positive Athlete Awards at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

The award is presented by Positive Athlete Georgia, a subsidiary of Celebrate Positive LLC, which promotes the benefits of positivity to young athletes around the world. Hines Ward, a former Forest Park High School, University of Georgia and Pittsburgh Steelers football star, formed Positive Athlete with local businessman Scott Pederson.

More than 3,400 students are nominated annually by coaches, principals, athletic directors, teachers and parents. Awards are presented for specific sports and regions, with the top award – Positive Athlete of the Year — presented to one male and one female student for the entire state.

In addition to excellence on the field, Positive Athletes must show characteristics such as an optimistic attitude, teammate encouragement, servant leadership, heart for others, ability to admit imperfections, giving 100 percent all the time, and realizing the team as more important than the individual.

An injury left Jacob unable to play on the field his junior and senior years, but that didn’t end his membership on the team, as he stayed on the roster and involved in encouraging and coaching his teammates.

CCSD’s 2016 Varsity Football Season Kicks Off Aug. 12

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Are you ready for some football?

Here’s a complete listing of Cherokee County School District 2016 High School Varsity Football Games: CCSD 2016 Varsity Football Schedule .

Mark your calendar so you can cheer on our outstanding student-athletes!

Times and dates are subject to change due to inclement weather.