100 Years of Peabody Football

“What is high school football? The average Joe will tell you high school football is a sport. But for those who have experienced high school football as a supporter, or a parent, a player, or as a coach, high school football isn’t simply a sport. High school football is a 7 month experience. It’s a seed; planted during practice - germinating and rooting in the spring; through conditioning and preparation high school football sprouts in the heat of summer. The community waits with anticipation; wondering, if what seems to be a perfect situation will actually produce. But even the best situations are tested by the challenges presented in the fall. Test after test. And week after week. By the time the experience is over, only the strongest are left standing; celebrating the fruits of their labor and success. This 7 month experience isn’t just a competition. And it’s certainly more than a sport. In towns like Trenton, Tennessee, high school football is a perfect circle - where families - where communities - come together under the banner of pride and progress. It’s a perfect circle that has revolved around Trenton for 100 years. This is the story - of the Golden Tide: 100 years of Peabody Football.”
Prologue and Opening Credits :00 - 2:07
CH. 1. The Big League 2:10 - 9:21
CH. 2. The Foundation 9:24-17:06
CH. 3. Walter Kilzer 17:09 -30:52
CH. 4. McCadams 30:58 -38:30
CH. 5. Haney Road 38:35 - 49:23
Intermission -
CH. 6. The Big Show 50:02 -1:05:29
CH. 7. The Forgotten Class 1:05:32 - 1:17:45
CH. 8. Mr. Peabody 1:17:52 - 1:30:02
CH. 9. Gaddis and Woods 1:30:03 - 1:46:11
CH. 10. Back to Back 1:46:13 - 2:04:08
Epilogue and Closing Credits 2:04:12 - 2:08:39

  • Greg Hammond
    Director
    Made in Marianna
  • Greg Hammond
    Writer
    Made in Marianna
  • Shane Jacobs
    Producer
  • Bobby Cotham
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 8 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon 80D
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Peabody Football 100th Anniversary Banquet
    Trenton
    United States
    September 24, 2020
    Private
  • Humboldt Plaza 3
    Humboldt
    United States
    October 10, 2020
    North American
Director Biography - Greg Hammond

Greg Hammond was appointed Chief of Staff and Public Information of the Jackson-Madison County School System in July 2020. A veteran educator and broadcaster, Hammond has been tasked with leading the communications efforts for one of the largest school districts in the Volunteer state. He is remembered throughout the region for his time as a sports anchor and reporter at WBBJ-ABC 7 in Jackson and WTVQ-ABC 36 in Lexington, Kentucky. Hammond transitioned into education in 2008 to assist in creating the district’s first high school television production program. Several of his former students have followed in his footsteps to pursue careers in mass communications over the last decade. Hammond is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and has been a frequent contributor toward student and alumni engagement. His work away from the classroom includes several writing credits for editorials and feature writing in area newspapers; as well as producer credits for a pair of historical documentary films. Hammond is now in charge of several mechanisms that have increased parent and stakeholder awareness throughout the Jackson-Madison County School System. Under the direction of Superintendent Dr. Marlon King, Hammond is assisting the executive team in turning schools around by promoting strong literacy programs with fidelity, recruiting and training school leaders, setting and expecting high standards for all and garnering community support and deep engagement. This is being done with internal communications for employees and board members as well as external communications for parents and Madison County residents; such as his signature video series For the District. Hammond has been active with several boards and organizations throughout his career including the Jackson-Madison County Sports Hall of Fame, The National Association of Black Journalists, Aspell Recovery Center and the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of the Bluegrass. Hammond and his wife, a licensed social worker, and their two children, students in JMCSS, reside in Jackson, Tennessee.

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Director Statement

“Hop on the bus.”
That was my favorite phrase as a sports anchor. After a decade of reporting and anchoring at a pair of ABC affiliates in the Southeast, I transitioned into mentoring and teaching. Summers off gave way writing features and columns for a USA Today Network affiliate. I started my own video production company in 2016 and completed my first documentary film - Made in Marianna: The Legend of Super-Wolf in February.