Video Interview with Parkview (Georgia) head coach Eric Godfree

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With a majority of its offense back, including running back Cody Brown, one of the top backs in the nation, Parkview head coach Eric Godfree is excited to see how his Panthers improve on last year’s No. 48 ranking in the High School Football America 100. Parkview advanced to the Georgia 7A state semifinals last year, losing to eventual state champ Marietta.

Related: 2019 Top 100

The Panthers finished 12-2 in 2019 with both loses coming against nationally-ranked opponents — No. 8 Marietta and No. 16 Lowndes, Georgia’s 7A runner-up.

Below you can watch my interview with the ’94 Parkview alum, who returned to his alma mater as head coach in 2014.

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Brown, a senior-to-be, who has given his verbal commitment to Tennessee, is considered the ninth best running back in the nation, according to the composite rankings. He averaged nearly 8 yards a carry while rushing for close to 1,700 yards.

Parkview will also get a crack at revenge on September 18 when the Panthers host Marietta. Aside from the Blue Devils, the Panthres will also play two other teams that finished in our national rankings in 2019 — No. 26 Grayson and No. 53 North Gwinnett.

2020 Parkview Panthers High School Football Schedule

August 22 – @Mill Creek

August 28 – Mountain View

September 4 – @North Gwinnett

September 11 – @Loganville

September 18 – Marietta

September 25 – Tucker

October 2 – Newton

October 16 – @Grayson

October 23 – South Gwinnett

November 6 – @Brookwood

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About the Author

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.