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Mike Swaney lifts the State Championship trophy in the air after the Eagles beat Charlton County in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to cap the historic 2013 season.
Mike Swaney led Eagles to 65-10 record,
6 straight region titles, state championship

From the April 13, 2016 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   Marion County High School Head Football Coach Mike Swaney is retiring after a 31-year career as a coach and teacher – and after spending the last six years turning the MCHS Football Program into perhaps the best Class A program in the state.
   Swaney spent 25 years as an assistant coach before finally taking his first job as a head coach. That was in 2010 when the Marion County program, which had struggled through the years, was beginning to show improvement. Administrators felt that the experienced assistant coach might be just the man to step in and take it to a higher level. ... The rest of the story