2020 Paulding High School Football
High School Football is an anticipated time of year for Our Town. Though 2020, has been a challenge to say the least, we know these players have devoted much of their young lives to their teams and the sport.
The talented players on our cover month are all outstanding seniors who were hand chosen by their coaches for this honor. It is a privilege meeting some of the brightest and most respectful young people in our county. We are so proud of each one and even happier to feature them on this cover.
Colby Dumbra – #39 East Paulding High School
Colby is the son of Alan Dumbra and Terry Konyha. He has played football for two years and is a Kicker and Punter for the Raiders. He is looking forward to a memorable senior year and football season alongside his teammates and friends. Colby also plays soccer and has just began body building. After graduation, he plans to attend a four-year college where he wants to earn his Bachelors in Kinesiology, then on to pursue a career in chiropractic therapy and personal training.
Brandon Maina #44 – Hiram High School
Brandon is a Defensive Tackle and an H-Back for the Hornets, and has played football for 11 years. This school year, he is looking forward to playing this last season with his teammates on the field and enjoying his last year as a senior with his friends. Brandon is also involved in wrestling at Hiram. Although he is still unsure about his degree path and which college to attend, he does want to play college football. Brandon is the son of Robert Maina and Olive Ngome.
LaTrell Jewsome – #25 – North Paulding High School
LaTrell has played football since 2nd grade and is a Cornerback for the Wolfpack. He is also involved in track and field at NPHS. His parents are Merari and LaTisha Jewsome. This season he is looking forward to “working hard on and off the field, and leading our team right. I want our team to make school history.” LaTrell also plans to put in the work necessary to earn a D1 Football Scholarship so that after graduation, he can further his education and finish college.
Jaylen Ellis – #8 – Paulding County High School
Jaylen is the son of Portia and Jermaine Allen, grandson of Phyllis and Rufus Ellis and nephew of Tracey Ellis. He has played football for five years and is a Wide Receiver, Safety and Outside Linebacker for the Patriot Nation. He is looking forward to “playing one more year with my brothers and getting things done, on and off the field.” Jaylen also runs track at PCHS. Although he is now undecided on where to attend college, he plans to major in Business and Accounting Management.
Miles Campbell – #3 – South Paulding High School
Miles has played football for 11 years, and is a Tight End for the Spartans. He is the son of Melonie Campbell and Troy Campbell. This football season he is looking forward to “competing in a State Championship, and going out the best way possible; as the Class of 2021.” He is also on the basketball and track teams, and participates in Source of Strength Program. After graduation, Miles plans to attend the University of Tennessee, and major in Business Marketing and Management.
Our Town extends our gratitude to Head Coach Billy Shackelford, Athletic Director Andy Dorsey and Principal Brad Thomason of East Paulding High School. We also appreciate the assistance of the Athletic Directors and Head Coaches from each school. Every year, they send us five amazing representatives and it is an honor to feature them on our cover.
This year we were thrilled to work with Tressa Cash of MACPI-atlanta.com. She amazed us with her unique concepts and creative lighting to make these players look like the pros. We truly appreciate her talents in making this come together.
Click here for the teams’ schedules for this fall! All games are subject to change.