Thomasville High School
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|Thomasville High School|
|315 South Hansell Street
Thomasville Georgia 31792
|School district||Thomasville City Schools|
|Faculty||52.4 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||15.1|
Thomasville High School is a public secondary school located in Thomasville, Georgia, USA. It is one of only a handful of city school systems left in the state of Georgia. It is considered by the Georgia High School Association to be an AA school system.
Thomasville High is known for its football program. When the football program began in 1910 it was known as the Thomasville Red Cyclones. This changed in 1923 when they were given permission by the University of Georgia to use the Bulldog mascot.
The school colors were initially red and black. These did not change until segregation came to an end and the school merged with Douglas High School and took on the color gold, while doing away with black.
In 97 years of football the school has one high school football national championship (1974), five state championships (1925, 1945, 1958 co-champs, 1973, 1974, 1988). They have also won 24 region titles, the most recent in 2007. Thomas County Central High School and Cairo High School are their primary rivals, while there was a suspension of the two series' in the late 1990s they now play the two schools in their first two games of the season each year. The school has produced major college and NFL players including William Andrews, Mike Bobo, Shawn Jones, Mike Jones (University of Georgia),Charles Bostick (Georgia Southern University), Eric Curry, Guy McIntyre, and Brandon Thompson of the Cincinnati Bengals.
The school won a state baseball championship in 1999. Levale Speigner was part of the 1999 team and he has gone on to play professional baseball.
The school won a state soccer championship in 2010. They were the Area 2 AA/A champions as well with an overall record of 19-0-4, the school's first undefeated season. They scored 100 goals and allowed 15 on the season. They ended the season #1 in division AA/A, ranked #8 overall in the state and ranked #47 nationally.
- William Andrews - retired NFL football running back. He played collegiately at Auburn University and played professionally with the Atlanta Falcons.
- Lloyd J. Austin - Commanding General of U.S. XVIII Airborne Corps
- Eric Curry - former professional American football defensive end in the National Football League. He played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- Guy McIntyre - former professional American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. He played for the San Francisco 49ers.
- Levale Speigner - relief pitcher for the Florida Marlins.