Pre-season football interview with Pickens Dragons new head coach Jeff Nelson

Pickens High School, Sports, Team FYN Sports

Jeff Nelson, new head coach for the Pickens Dragons, is ready for the upcoming season and to continue the momentum from an 11-1 record last season.

“Everybody expects you to be good. You gotta play and you gotta practice with that intensity and that pride of where you were,” said Nelson. “We gotta play with that kind of intensity that is going to get us back to that region championship again.”

Intensity is an important aspect to the game for Coach Nelson.

“I’m very intense, and I want that to spill over to the staff and then onto the kids…something that I’ve prided myself on as a defensive coach is getting all the kids moving towards the football, everyone wanting to be in on the play,” said Nelson.

The Dragons have an exciting season ahead of them, and you can watch the full interview with Coach Nelson below!

Dragons Host Youth Camps

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On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of last week the Dragons held their annual youth camps for football and cheer. Coach Chris Parker and his staff along with high school players took to the practice field to teach kindergarten through 7th grade athletes.

The camp attendees moved across 10 skill stations to learn both new skills and also to enhance those skills already in their repertoire.  Several of the stations focused on safety of the skills learned.  Proper technique of tackling and blocking is vital for the safety of both the offensive and defensive players.  Other stations consisted of passing, receiving and different types of set ups and schemes to be used in games.  A large amount of success in the camp goes to the high school players for their dedication and of course patience with over 180 energetic youth.

Part of the camp gets the young ladies out to work with the high school cheerleaders and their coaches to teach new cheers, work on and learn additional skills and techniques to prepare the new and current little Dragons to get the crowds fired up and cheer on the guys on the field.  The cheer side of the camp brought out around 130 working their way through several stations that taught them toe touches, tumbling and and as stated previously new cheer routines.  The high school cheerleaders also were vital in the camps success with their time being volunteered and their heart for these young ladies to have fun and learn at the same time.

With almost 400 youth showing their interest in Dragons youth football and cheer, the high school program should be set for years to come.  As Athletic Director for all of Pickens County, Chris Parker has to be excited as they move forward over the next several years.

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PHS Football Iron Man Results Released

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The Pickens High School football team has released the annual Iron Man competition results have been released. There are 18 new 2015 PHS Iron Men.


Click here, to hear PHS head football coach, Chris Parker, discuss the Iron Man testing in full.

2015 PHS Iron Man winners were:

Alex Pittman

PHS Iron Man Alex Pittman

Andrew Hasbrouck

PHS Iron Man Andrew Hasbrouck

Bradley Ragano

PHS Iron Man Bradley Ragano

Chris Pittman

PHS Iron Man Chris Pittman

Dillin Eilers

PHS Iron Man Dillin Eilers

Dillon Gasaway

PHS Iron Man Dillon Gasaway

Eiljah Lawson

PHS Iron Man Elijah Lawson

Jacob Pair

PHS Iron Man Jacob Pair

Kyle West

PHS Iron Man Kyle West

Luke Smith

PHS Iron Man Luke Smith

Michael Casey

PHS Iron Man Michael Casey

Sam Davis

PHS Iron Man Sam Davis

Zach Betts

PHS Iron Man Zach Betts

Zach Henley

PHS Iron Man Zach Henley

Michael Cain

PHS Iron Michael Cain

Nick Southern

PHS Iron Nick Southern

Walker Lawrence

PHS Iron Man Walker Lawerence

Jordan Burton

PHS Iron Man Jordan Burton


Full Iron Man Testing Results Here

Pickens Iron Man Results



Picking Parker’s Brain

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Pickens High School head football coach, Chris Parker, recently sat down with Team FYN Sports to discuss the summer work being put in by the Dragons as well as the outlook for the 2015 season, with out star running back, Shannon Brooks.

Parker spoke about the work that his team has been putting in during the off season as well as the Iron Man testing currently taking place. He also discussed Region 7-AAAA, its competitiveness and some of the best players he expects to play against.

See below to view the full interview.

Brooks Bound for Minnesota Signing Ceremony

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Pickens High School All-State running back, Shannon Brooks, will officially sign scholarship letter of intent to play for the Minnesota Gophers on Wednesday February 4th at 7:45am at Pickens High School. The signing marks the first time in school history a player has signed to play of for a Big 10 school. Congratulations Shannon.

FYN Sports Player of the Week: Super Star Swag

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Click here to see FYN Sports Super Star Swag Player of the week of your own Pickens Dragons this week. (more…)

First Ever FYN Live Coach’s Show

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The sports team is proud of the newest edition to the North Georgia sports coverage, the Dragon Talk: The Pickens Power Half-Hour, a live coach’s show featuring Chris Parker, the Pickens High School, head football coach, and different assistant coaches and players every week. The show airs weekly Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Last night, was the inaugural show, but do not be alarmed if you missed the entire show can be viewed by clicking here. (more…)

Introducing the 2014 Pickens Power Half Hour Live Coach’s Show with Head Coach Chris Parker

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The 2014 season will see the Pickens High School Dragons head football coach, Chris Parker, in a whole new light, camera and action, as the FYN sports team would like to introduce the first ever live Dragons coach’s show, The Pickens Power Half Hour: Dragon Talk, airing Tuesday’s this fall at 7pm on FetchTV starting on Tuesday September 2nd. Be sure to watch this new interactive show, which will feature the reading and answering of questions submitted via Twitter. Follow and participate @fetchyournews. (more…)

Pickens Dragons Name 2014 Iron Men

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The Pickens High School Dragons football team completed preseason testing for the upcoming 2014 fall football season. 13 players earned “Iron Man” honors, including the 2014 “Iron Man of the Year,” Kalyn Brooks who led all players with 148 points, a new record and two points from a perfect score of 150. Shannon Brooks, Ty Prather, Deondre Green, Dillion Gasaway, Walker Lawrence, Cortlin Norton, Jerry Nelson, Marcus Byrd, Kyle West, John Holbert, Ryan Evans, and Austin Massey were the 12 other “Iron Man” club members. (more…)

Pickens Dragons 2013 Football Banquet

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The Pickens High School Dragons football team held the annual football banquet, to honor superlatives and seniors. The Dragons graduated 11 seniors from the 2013 team. (more…)

2013 Annual “Hat Challenge” is More Challenging

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In 2012 the annual rivalry game between the Gilmer High School Bobcats and the Pickens Dragons boiled over on the FYN sports team during the football season. Rookie reporter, and Pickens Dragons beat reporter, Jordan “J-Dawg” Hill (or Justin as he is sometimes known around the office) issued a challenge to Gilmer Beat reporter, and FYN CEO Brian K. Pritchard. Obviously the reporter whose team lost would have to don the opposing team’s hat at midfield post game; Gilmer won 21-13. (more…)

PHS Coach’s Show

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See what Pickens High School head football coach, Chris Parker, has to say about the big win over Cass and the upcoming game against Cedartown, and the All-State running back Nick Chubb. (more…)

Pickens Dragons Spring Football Game

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The Pickens High School Dragons football team held its end of spring football “Green & White” games. The junior varsity game was played with out an official score and the varsity game ended in a 7-7 tie. (more…)

FYN’s Exclusive ETC TV3 Highlights of Dragons Silenced on Senior Night, Lose to Heritage 21-0

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The Pickens Dragons, aiming to make some noise in the last game of the 2011 season, struggled once again to make the big plays on offense needed for a victory, leading to a tough 21-0 loss to Heritage on senior night and leaving Pickens with a disappointing 1-9 record on the season. (more…)

FYN Sports Player of the Week Super Star Swag

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Click here to see FYN Sports Super Star Swag Player of the week of your own Pickens Dragons this week. (more…)

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