Podcast: Mark Hodge talks about having 3 former high school football players in Super Bowl 54

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On this edition of the High School Football America Podcast, I chat with new Spartanburg (South Carolina) head coach Mark Hodge about having three former high school players in Super Bowl 54 between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.

The players are from his last two head coaching jobs at Chapman and Carolina high schools. Hodge coached 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel during his time at Chapman. At Carolina High, he coached 49ers defensive tackle DJ Jones and Chiefs defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence.

High School Football America Podcast with Mark Hodge

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Hodge was hired by Spartanburg about a week ago after leading to Chapman to its second South Carolina 3A title under his direction in December.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.