Warner Robins High School

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Warner Robins High School
Location
401 South Davis Drive
Warner Robins, GA 31088

United States
Coordinates 32°36′36″N 83°36′51″W / 32.609992°N 83.614145°W / 32.609992; -83.614145Coordinates: 32°36′36″N 83°36′51″W / 32.609992°N 83.614145°W / 32.609992; -83.614145
Information
Motto Tradition Never Graduates
Established 1947
School district Houston County Schools
Principal Steve Monday
Faculty 120[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2011[1]
Color(s) Cardinal Red, White, Accent: Black
Athletics Athletic Director Bryan Way. A premiere high school in the state of Georgia for athletics. Winning multiple State Championship titles as well as National Titles. Football, softball, cross country running, track running, basketball, baseball, wrestling, golf, tennis, soccer, cheerleading, swimming, volleyball
Mascot Demons
Information (478) 929-7877
Website

Warner Robins High School is a high school in Warner Robins, Georgia. It is located at 401 South Davis Drive.

Campus[edit]

The campus of WRHS is divided into 4 main buildings, including the Main Building, Two Story, Multi-Purpose, and the Vocational building. Beside the school is "Demon Valley," a football field where the WRHS Demons football team practices. The main campus is connected by a walk bridge that crosses over South Davis Drive to the school's private parking lot, the band Practice field, and the McConnell-Talbert Stadium, which holds 18,000 fans.

Athletics[edit]

Warner Robins High is home to many award winning sports including Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer (Boys), Soccer (Girls), Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling.

Football[edit]

Fans of Demon Football are more than willing to pile up on a Friday Night under the lights to see the Demons play. Hosting one of the top rivalries in the country, the Demons were voted #3 in 2006 and #1 at the state and region levels by USA Today in 2013. Warner Robins vs Northside premieres with a total estimating to nearly 21,000 fans every year, with fans having to find seating on grassy hills alongside the stadium and bleachers.

Notable alumni[edit]

2010 Mascot Row[edit]

In the summer of 2010, Pastor Donald Crosby of Kingdom Builders Church of Jesus Christ started a petition to remove the demon mascot because he did not want his son (an incoming freshman) to be considered a "demon".[9] A counter "Pro-demon" petition was launched and had over 700 signatures in the first twenty-four hours.[10] The pastor and an estimated 30 protesters picketed the front of the high school on the first day of school (August 9, 2010). The pastor was arrested for not obtaining a picketing license and was released on bond.[11]

The mascot, which is not religious in nature, was originally adopted during World War II in honor of the 7th fighter squadron at Robins Air Force Base which earned its title "The Screamin' Demons" in the South Pacific.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Warner Robins High School - Houston County. State of Georgia Governor's Office of Student Achievement.
  2. ^ "Eddie Lee Anderson, Jr.". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Willie Blade". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "James Robert Brooks". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "WARNER ROBINS". Georgia Association of Educators. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sonny Perdue (b. 1946)". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Willie Reid #26". Stats LLC. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ben Smith". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b 13WMAZ - Warner Robins Pastor Fired Up Over Demon Mascot.
  10. ^ 13WMAZ - Pro-Demon Petition Drive Launched in Warner Robins
  11. ^ 13WMAZ - Warner Robins Pastor Arrested After Anti-'Demon' Protest.

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