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Even as the accents fade and the roots thin, the high school gridiron remains the gathering spot of choice for successive generations. Those giant rectangles with the homey stands just might be the last critical mass repositories of our next-door neighbors’ win-lose histories, dreams, and failures.
William "Buck" Godfrey, who will be honored at this weekend’s GACA Hall of Fame banquet in Dalton, is in all respects a shoo-in. As head football coach at Southwest DeKalb High for thirty seasons, his record of 273-89-1—including a state championship, state runner-up title, and thirteen regional titles—makes him the winningest football coach in DeKalb County history and the winningest African American coach in the state.