Athens High School
is the only high school in the Athens City Schools
System. It is located on US Highway 31. The mascot is the Golden Eagle.
Football is the soul of Athens High School. Currently, Athens High School has three alumni that were a part of the Alabama Crimson Tide National Championship team in 2010: Rob Ezell (WR, Jr.), Alfred McCollough (OG, So.), and William Ming (DE, Fr.). These three were also a part of the 2006 state championship team that beat Eufaula, 10-7. Rob Ezell was named MVP of that team and later went on to win 5A Back of the Year, and 5A Player of the Year. Ezell also finished runner up for Player of the Year (all classes). Ezell also holds the records for all-purpose yards by any player in 5A for a career. Alfred McCollough won 5A lineman of the year in 2006. Athens has had many coaches make history over the years. Athens has a total of three state championships . Lee Vickers, alumni, plays for the Washington Redskins. Phillip Rivers, Quarterback of the San Diego Chargers, played at Athens High School. He later went on to play for the North Carolina State Wolf Pack. At the end of his career at NC State, Rivers was third on the all time passing charts (NCAA).
In 2005, the Lady Eagles won area competition and went on to the state championship where they took home third place in 5A play. In 2010, the Golden Eagles won the state championship, scoring two upsets over top-ranked Mortimer Jordan High School
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