Villa Rica High School

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Villa Rica High School is a high school located in Villa Rica, Georgia, United States. The athletic teams are known as the Wildcats.


Villa Rica High School has a rich history of athletics, seasoned in baseball, basketball, and football.

Football is the prominent sport at Villa Rica. It had one state championship in football in 1986, and many well-fought seasons to try to get back to that level, including 1998 in which Villa Rica went 10-0 in the regular season. Many athletes have come out of Villa Rica High School's program, such as Everette Hickman, Pop Johnson, Pooh Cox, Pat Skinner, Paul Skinner, Tavarreus Pounds, Eric Thompson, Sergio Jones, Chris McCoy, Clark Cleveland, Randy Carden, Gene Wallace, Herman Weaver (NFL punter), Steve Woodall, Zay Foster, Ken Shackleford, Omar McLendon, and Jae Crowder (NBA forward). These football stars have led their teams to successful seasons while earning All-State or All-Area awards.

On October 16, 2009, VRHS inducted three players into the first ever VRHS Football Hall of Fame. Awards were given posthumously to "Tiny" Cole and Holmes Garrett, and received by sister Barbara Cole Helton and daughter Sheila Garrett Maciejewski. Present to receive his award as a Hall of Fame player was the legendary player Harold "Cotton" Meeks, a 1954 graduate of VRHS who played under Coach Sam MacIntyre. A large plaque will also reside in the halls of VRHS with the names of these first Hall of Famers, as well as future inductees.

In 2010-2011, the Villa Rica High School Men's basketball team had a great season finishing at (25-6-0). The team was led by the "Big 3," Sharod Drayton, Orlandis Hill, and Dee Thompson. The "Big 3" led the team to a region championship. The team made it to the Georgia State Tournament and made it to the Elite 8 but fell short to Miller Grove High School, lost by 25.

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Coordinates: 33°43′41″N 84°56′46″W / 33.728°N 84.946°W / 33.728; -84.946