A six-part series looking at the most read sports stories in Forsyth County in 2015 by school, ending with the Forsyth County News’ sports staff picking their top stories of the year.
Here are the five most read Forsyth Central sports stories of 2015:
Shane Williamson stepped down as Forsyth Central head football coach Dec. 10 after three seasons. Williamson went 12-18 at Central, including 6-4 in 2014, the program’s first winning season in 13 years.
In late January, the Bulldogs played the first basketball game in the school’s old dome gymnasium in 18 years on Homecoming. The stands were packed with current fans and alumni, and Central swept the doubleheader.
The GHSA voted to create a seventh classification of the top 10 percent of schools based on enrollment, and that ended up including Central. The Bulldogs were eventually placed in a new region that included the county’s other four public high schools.
Right before the high school football season began, Central and North Forsyth faced off in a scrimmage in one of the county’s oldest rivalries. By the time the varsity players were done, the Bulldogs led 14-7 at halftime.
Central refined its visual identity, unveiling a new ‘FC’ monogram and updated bulldog logo, to commemorate the school’s 60th anniversary.