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I recently received an e mail from Mr. Jason Kilgore, the father of Jefferson High School place-kicker Hayden Kilgore.  His response to a recent face-book post gave me some really good insight into why his son has been so successful in his kicking career with the Dragons.  He mentioned that the PAT/FG team works really hard and takes pride in their consistency.   He went on to say his father, Jon Kilgore (Hayden’s Grandfather) was coached by Coach Jim Lofton at North Fulton High School. He stated that Coach Lofton was the one that actually talked his father into playing football. He noted that his father went on to play football at Auburn and 5 seasons in the NFL as a punter, So he really thanks  the former Dragon coach ( Coach Lofton ) for igniting the kicking passion that continues in their family. He also mentioned that  daughter, Maryanne is a senior at Jefferson and will be attending Western Carolina University on a soccer scholarship.

I guess we should not be surprised with Hayden's ability on the grid-iron or Maryanne's soccer ability after learning of their family history of success in the kicking activity.  I want to thank Mr. Kilgore for passing along this information.  We are most happy to have the Kilgore family as a part of our Jefferson community.

 

This is the face-book posting from November 17, 2016.

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Let's face it . . . When you are as good as this year's Jefferson football Dragons, it's easy for some players to fall between the cracks as to celebrity. Everyone knows how good Colby Wood, Caleb Chandler and all the other Dragon super-stars are.

One player that you don't see hyped much in the newspapers is place-kicker Hayden Kilgore.

This season he is 54 X 54 on points-after-touchdowns and 10 X 12 on field goals for the season.

We may very well have the best place-kicker in the state and he is only a sophomore.

Holy Cow !!! I don't want to jinx his next kick, ( maybe I shouldn't mention his stats like its a no-hitter in baseball ) so I'll X this note out - XXX. This takes the hex off . . . Now he should make all 6 PAT attempts this Friday night against West Laurens in Jefferson.

Jefferson High School Dragon Place-Kicker Hayden Kilgore kicks a 38 yard field Goal versus Pickens County in a 59 - 21 Jefferson win in the first round of the 2016 Georgia State playoffs.