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Green Wave Run ends at Beech


The anticipated rematch between two of the Mid-State's best teams did not disappoint fans last night. Gallatin rolled in to Beech on an emotional high after defeating #1 Henry County last week, and Beech had been playing the most consistent football over the last few weeks. The fans, standing where they were capable of getting a view, parking on Long Hollow Road, served witness to one of the best games of the year.

Beech racked up more than 400 yards of total offense, and were the first to score. Both teams scored twice in the second quarter, to make the half time score 19-14.

Gallatin took the lead early in the second half on an Enriques Perry touchdown catch. The momentum began to swing in the favor of the Green Wave when the defense held Beech to three and out. Gallatin's offense took the field and looked in control by mixing the pass and run. The possession would end on the Beech 28 caused by a fumbled exchange in the Gallatin backfield.

Beech quickly regained their composure and marched the ball 72 yards and a score to take the lead 25-21. Gallatin quickly mounted their own drive, but a penalty and a sack forced a tough decision near midfield. The fourth down attempt was incomplete, and Beech mounted and impressive drive on a short field to move the score to 32-21.

The Green Wave no quit attitude was on show during the last three minutes of the game. Ethan Burns set up the team with good field position after returning the pooch kick to the Beech 48. Matthews quickly drove the team down the field with help from the offensive line, and several good catches from Fields and Perry. Matthews scored from the one, and also added the extra point to make it a 32-29 score.

The ensuing onside kick attempt was a thing of beauty. The Green Wave shifted to kick to the Beech side of the field. The Beech shift left one man on the Gallatin sideline. James Satterfield kicked toward our sideline, and it looked as if the numbers were to the Green Wave's advantage, but Beech's Jay Huff was able to make contact with the ball, and send it back toward the kicking teams direction. The change in direction caused Satterfield and the other two Green Wave defenders to slip, allowing Huff to secure the ball and the win.

The Green Wave finish the season 9-4. The senior class is to be congratulated on their run, their leadership, and most importantly their "can-do attitude." They have been a wonderful group to be around for the last four years at GHS. Some of us have had ties even longer. As they move forward in their lives, we can rest assured to know that this small preparation for "THE GAME OF LIFE" will have life long impressions. I know that this group will shake off the disappointment, and look forward to their next battle in life.

"Once a Green Wave, always a Green Wave!"



Gallatin Defeats No. 1 Henry County

Friday , November 13, 2009

Despite the long trip to Paris Tennessee, The Green Wave came out full of energy, ready to take on the No.1 ranked Henry County team. Henry County lead most of the first half, but Gallatin tied it up with just 10 seconds left to go in the half. Henry County scored midway through the third quarter on a 41 yard screen pass to take the lead 14-7.

Gallatin responded with big pass plays on offense the rest of the night, beginning with Matthews to Fields to even the score at 14.


Matthews continued the aieral attack later in the fourth with a bomb to Enriques Perry that went for 60 yards and the first Gallatin lead.

Matthews and McKoin hooked up on the next possession to put the game on ice, and the 28-14 lead. In an act of desperation, the Patriots continued to work to get back in the game. In their next possession, the Henry County quarterback was stripped by Logan Slagle and a few seconds later found his way into the end zone. The Satterfield kick made it 35-14 as the Green Wave continued to celebrate a most memorable victory.

The 35-14 win puts Gallatin in the Quarter finals against Beech. Gallatin has faced Beech once this year, and came out victorious in the muddy brawl. Both Schools expect a huge turnout to the game, which will be held at Beech. Tickets are on sale at Gallatin High School to avoid standing in such long lines friday. Ticket price is the TSSAA standard playoff game price, $8







Vikings Get Conquered 27-10

Friday November 6, 2009

Friday night the Gallatin Green Wave traveled to Clarksville to battle the Vikings. The Green Wave brought everything they had to the field and came out victorious. The wave offense was very productive. The night was full of rushing with Gallatin quarterback Cody Matthews being the leading rusher with 142 yards on 21 carries and two TDs. The defense put out a great effort which showed on the scoreboard. Gallatin won its first playoff game since 2005. This Friday, the team makes a 2 hour drive to face Henry Co. in Paris Tennessee.

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Hendersonville Embarrasses Green Wave, 31-0


Gallatin traveled to Hendersonville last night to meet its old foe the Commando's amongst the rain, again. After playing fairly even in the first quarter, the Commandoes and 5'8" fullback Austin Harris took control.

Harris never saw the end zone, but his big bursts up the middle of the Green Wave defense was enough of a distraction to allow his teammates to score. Harris finished the night with 102 yards of the Commando's 256 rushing yards.

Another remarkable statistic from the game was the passing of both teams. Hendersonville finished 4 of 5 for 65 yards, and no interceptions, and Gallatin finished 2 of 8 for 19 yards and two interceptions. It looked as if one team was use to the weather and the other dreaded the elements.

The loss moves Gallatin to fourth place in the district, which means they will travel to Clarksville to take on Northwest High School on Friday night at 7pm. The two links below will give you the High School brackets and directions to Northwest.

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Seniors Go Out in Style, 38-7


The Green Wave were once again led by their dynamic duo in the backfield, QB Cody Matthews, and HB Enriques Perry, and their team defense. On Senior night the senior backfield tandum combined for 214 yards on the ground and three touchdowns, while Matthews connected four times on seven attempts for 84 yards. The defense pitched a shutout until late in the fourth quarter, but dominated their side of the ball all evening.

After the defense forced Lebanon to punt on their first possession, Matthews got the Green Wave on the board first with a 63 yard run and James Satterfield added the first of his five PAT's.


Three plays later the defense set their teammates up with a short field by blocking a Lebanon punt. Enriques Perry benefited later, by going in from the two yard line.

Lebanon's furthest penetration into Green Wave territory during the half was short lived when Devon Fields deflected a pass and it was hauled in by Sophomore Maurice Box. The offensive possession produced a 21 yard field goal by James Satterfield. Enriques Perry finished the first half scoring by going in from the one yard line.




The second half was set up for the seniors to enjoy the win, and watch the underclassmen take their shots. Sophomores Maurice Box and Tremaine Smith each had touchdown runs in the third quarter to pad Gallatin's win.

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Muddy Track Slows Down Offense


The Green Wave traveled to Beech for a 9-AAA district meeting with the Bucs, who were undefeated in district competition. On a very sloppy track, the Wave got the only points they needed when Enriques Perry found a hole through the Gallatin Smokestack and hit paydirt from 80 yards away.

The offense struggled most of the night with Cody Matthews being picked off twice and fumbling once from the Spread set. They seem to move it best from the Smokestack, Perry finishing with 201 yards on the ground.

Gallatin's defense was the story most of the night. They gave up a lot of yards on the ground, but were able to keep the Bucs out of the end zone. The defense came up with two fumbles, an interception, and a deflection in the end zone. Beech also turned the ball over on downs twice on Gallatin's side of the field.

Gallatin will host Lebanon this Friday. This will be senior night for all fall sport athletes and band members.


Panthers no match for Green Wave


Maurice Box ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns as the Wave handed Portland their latest loss. The sophomore scored on runs of 13 and 52 yards to help Gallatin defeat the Panthers 37-8. Other youngsters that got into the end zone were Anthony Woodard and Logan Slagel. This win sets up next weeks game at Beech. The Wave will enter the contest with only one loss in the district while Beech remained undefeated in district play.






Wave Rolls Over Bison

October 2, 2009

Friday night, the Green Wave took on their cross-town rivals for the first time ever. Station Camp took the lead with an early field goal but the Wave soon took over to win the game. The final score was 27-3.




Bruins Claw Their Way to Victory

September 24, 2009

Friday night Gallatin Green Wave took on the Brentwood Bruins. Both teams had strong defenses which kept the score low. The Bruins led for most of the night until the second half when Gallatin took over. With minutes to go within the fourth quarter the Green Wave took the lead. However, they didn't hold the lead for long. Directly afterwards, Brentwood Bruin's Jeremy Coffey ran for a fifteen yard touchdown which gave the Bruins the lead. The final score was 19-14 in the Bruins favor.

Even though the Green Wave lost, the fans still showed support for their team and showed Green Wave pride on Homecoming night.




Wave Shuts out Wilson Central

September 19, 2009

The Gallatin Green Wave hosted Wilson Central last night and came away with a 33-0 victory. The win put Gallatin at 1-1 in district play and places them in a tie with Hendersonville, and Station Camp. Mt. Juliet and Beech lead the district currently. League play becomes very important in a couple weeks.

In the mean time Gallatin will host Brentwood Friday for Homecoming. Brentwood has a very good team this year and should provide the Green Wave with a good challenge.


Wave Rebounds with Win and Shutout

September12, 2009

The Wave traveled to Nashville to face powerhouse Hillsboro in a non-district meeting last night. Enriques Perry led the Wave with 165 yards and one touchdown, while Quarterback Cody Matthews threw for a touchdown and ran for another. The Gallatin defense pitched in by keeping the Boros out of the endzone, and by aiding the offense with a couple of interceptions, one by Slagel and another by Fields.

Slagel's interception late in the second quarter led to a James Satterfield 47 yard field goal as time expired in the half. The Wave won 25-0 and will host Wilson Central next Friday.







Wave upset about loss against the Bears

September 4, 2009

The Green Wave struggled defensively against the Bears of Mt. Juliet on Friday night. The Wave dropped their first district opener in recent memory by a score of 42-35.

Enriques Perry had a great night on the offensive side of the ball for the Wave. Turnovers and an inability to get a stop on defense kept the offense behind all night.






Gallatin Travels to Mt. Juliet

September 3, 2009

The Green Wave will travel to Mt. Juliet tomorrow night to face the Bears in their second nondistrict contest. Both teams enter the night with a 1-0 record. Mt. Juliet is coming off a narrow win against McGavock High School. Kick-off time is 7:00.

Please visit the directions page to find out how to get to the new Mt. Juliet High School.


Gallatin Season Opener

Friday August 28, 2009

Gallatin Green Wave played the JP2 Knights Friday in our season opener. Overall, it was a good game with Gallatin rushing 56 times for 465 yards. With the offense performing so well, the pressure was on the defense to keep the Knights at bay. The JP 2 offense only picked up 80 yards due to the success of the Gallatin defense in the 39-7 victory. The Green Wave offensive line has been pretty banged up in the past couple of weeks, but Friday all five starters were on the field. This proved to make a tremendous difference in the outcome of the game. Gallatin picked up 22 first downs compared to the 6 for the Knights. The big offensive game happened in the second half with 273 of the 465 yards being produced. The running game was in full gear. Five players in green had at least 60 yards on the ground. Cody Matthews threw 1-3 on the night; completing a pass to Tremaine Smith for 5 yards. The emphasis of the night went to the ability of GHS’s running game. The biggest producer of the night is Enriques Perry, who had 82 yards and 3 touchdowns. Cody Matthews and Maurice Box each picked up a touchdown as well.




2009 Gallatin Jamboree

The Green Wave and Blue Devil freshman battled first. The game was hard fought but a 0-0 score was the final outcome of the 20 minute quarter.  On Gallatin’s first drive, the freshman got as far as the White House 3 yard line.  A fumble ensued and was recovered by Heath Walker, a Blue Devil. White House then marched down field and got inside the Gallatin 15 yard line. However, the drive was stopped on a failed fourth down run. The Green Wave then ran 3 plays before the clock expired. White House escaped without injury, however Green Wave, Darian Banks, suffered a collarbone injury.


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Next the Green Wave Freshman played our own Junior Varsity due to White House’s JV team not being able to attend. The game was well played, with JV coming out on top of the Freshman 14-0.



Finally the highlight of the evening, our Varsity's battle against the Blue Devil Varsity.  Whitehouse had control of the ball for the first 11 minutes of the game and scored but the Wave needed just seconds to turn the game around. Gallatin had control of the game from there on with a 14-6 victory. No injuries occurred in this game.


Pictures by Ashton Dubell and article Nick Johnson.


Wave and White House Battle

August 21, 2009

The 2009 season kicks off tonight at the Wave Yard when the Blue Devils come to town for the annual jamboree. This years jamboree will be a little different than years past. Each of the teams from Gallatin will play all three teams from White House.

The teams will not meet in the regular season this year, so its really a chance for each age group to take that first step toward being the county champion. As most of you know, the teams are extremely familiar with each other. Coach Porter is an alum from Gallatin, and Coach Lassiter coached at White House. The Green Wave have been scrimmaging and playing White House for quite some time during their tenure. Tonight should be another excellent display of football.








Sports Physicals

On Saturday, May 16th at 9:30am, Sumner Sports Medicine will be having its annual Sports Physicals for the 2009-2010 school year.  There is no cost to you for this service.

Sport physicals for Sumner County will be held at Sumner Station just off Vietnam Veterans Bypass/Highway 386.  Take Exit 12/Big Station Camp Boulevard, turn right onto Big Station Camp Boulevard, and turn left into Sumner Station.  Please follow the directional signs to the side entrance of the building.   All student athletes must be present with their physical forms in hand and completed by their parent/guardian.

If you do not have the physical forms filled out yet, you can print them off from our Sumner Sports Medicine link listed above, then click Physical Forms.

Thank you,

Andy Yarbrough, MEd., ATC, LAT
Sumner Regional Health Systems
Sumner Sports Medicine
Certified Athletic Trainer: Gallatin High School
(615) 440-7109



White House Scrimmage Moved


The Gallatin Football scrimmage against White House has been cancelled for today and is scheduled for Monday May 11 @ 5:30.


Scrimmage Rescheduled for Tuesday


The Green Wave travel to Riverdale tomorrow to make up their contest originally scheduled for May 1. Stay in touch for results, or try and make it to Murfreesboro to support the team. Game time is expected to be about 6:00.

Green Wave Travel to Riverdale


The 2009 version of the Green Wave will be on display tomorrow, May 1st at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro. The scrimmage is set to start at 5:00.

Directions to the school can be found on the directions link. Hope to see you there.



History Page in Construction

Alum! We need your help. Due to the many storms the last few years, our history has literally been scattered. Please contact Coach Charles Jackson to help us repiece our great football history back together again. We could use any old photos, stories, or statistics you have.

I will begin making links to the most recent years and building their pages. You can forward anything you have to me at the email listed at the bottom of this article. If you can email me pictures, please do. If you don't have the equipment or know how, please just let me know. I can copy things from my classroom in just a matter of minutes and then have them back to you.

Thanks for your help in this matter.

Charles Jackson







2009 Schedule Released

Highlight DVDs Available

February 2, 2009

The 2009 Gallatin Green Wave football schedule has been released for the spring and fall. Parents, athletes, and fans please visit the Varsity Page and connect to the schedule link for up to date info for this years team. For your convenience, I have also linked the word schedule for a temporary shortcut.

This year promises to be exciting as Gallatin moves into a new region. The new region includes every high school from Sumner County except White House and Westmoreland. In addition, the Green Wave will continue to play some of the area's traditional rivalries as well as some top competition from other area regions.

Incoming freshman and their parents can also view the freshman football schedule from the freshman page. Please be aware that Coach Lassiter will need your assistance and help with some things that are only posted on the varsity page.


Green Wave Honored at Banquet

January 30, 2009

The 2008 Gallatin Green Wave was honored Monday night at the annual football banquet. The banquet is held annually to honor the senior members of the team, their contributions, and also the sacrifices of their parents for the past four years. In addition to recognizing the seniors, the team and coaches honor individuals that contributed to the success of this years team.

In most cases the individual awards winners are selected by their peers. The following were the 2008 winners:

Most Valuable Offensive Lineman

Most Valuable Defensive Lineman

Most Valuable DB/LB

Most Valuable Offensive Back

Michael Tuck Award

DAL Award

Co-Captains Award


Scout Team Award

Corey Willoughby

Chris Slayton

Jonathon Woodard

Sanchez Holder

Cody Matthews

Cody Matthews

Corey Willoughby

Sanchez Holder

James Jackson


Freshman award winners included:

Boyer's Award-Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Alex Willoughby

Defensive Most Valuable Player

Offensive Most Valuable Player


Trey Haynes

Maurice Box



Congratulations to the entire Green Wave teams, and especially the committment of those seniors and their leadership over these last three years.



Gallatin Football Players to be Honored

January 21, 2009

The Gallatin football team will be honored on Monday, January 26 at their annual banquet. The banquet will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Gallatin. Dinner will begin at 6:30 promptly and will be followed by the awards presentation for the Varsity and Freshman team members.

Senior parents are invited to attend, and should contact Coach Lassiter immediately if they have not already RSVP. Award winners will be posted next week for all of our Green Wave fans.

The 2009 football schedule has been posted for the team. Stay in touch for these updates.

Go Green Wave!
















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