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Lassiter Alumn To Coach Colquitt County Football Team

It’s a busy and certainly eventful summer for Hutson Mason.

The former Georgia quarterback recently married in Newnan and after a honeymoon trip to Aruba, the newlyweds will move to southwest Georgia where he has landed a job on the football staff at Colquitt County.

Hutson and fiancée Catherine McWalters met at Lassiter High School in East Cobb.

“I thought it was going to be a little troubling having to convince my future wife to move to Moultrie, Ga., but she’s awesome,” Mason said. “She understands I want to get into coaching and coaches’ wives kind of have to be willing to go places. The first place on our stop is a little one-light town with a Taco Bell and a KFC. Not exactly Marietta.”

Maybe not, but football is important at Colquitt County, which is coming off a Georgia Class AAAAAA state championship.

Mason gives the school three former Georgia players on their coaching staff, along with Israel Troupe and Ian Smith.

“One thing about South Georgia is they are big Bulldog fans,” said Troupe, a Georgia wide receiver from 2008-11 who coached at Turner County last season. “I learned that when I accepted my offer (out of Tift County) to go to Georgia. The town is excited.”

Troupe is coaching the ninth grade receivers and working with the receiver coaches. Smith, an offensive lineman at Georgia, will coach the ninth grade offensive linemen and help with the varsity.

Mason expects to be busy working with the quarterbacks.

He will be the ninth grade offensive coordinator and will work as an offensive analyst with the varsity team, coach Rush Propst said.

“He’ll be our Friday night guy that handles our quarterbacks,” Propst said. “He will also be very much involved inside the war room.”

There are 16 staff members in all for Propst, who previously won five state titles at powerhouse Hoover High in Alabama.

Mason’s connection to Propst is Chip Lindsey, who coached Mason in high school and was offensive coordinator under Propst at Hoover. Lindsey is now the offensive coordinator at Southern Mississippi.

“I hired Hutson because what he did in high school, because he’s a guy that’s run our offense,” said Propst, who used a spread attack that still brings a physical style to set a state record in the school’s classification for points scored.

“He understands what we’re doing, he understands our terminology, he understands our philosophy.”

Mason was signed as an undrafted free agent by Washington after a tryout camp, but was later released.

He was also considering graduate assistant opportunities and consulted Lindsey and Georgia coach Mark Richt before coming to a decision to join the Colquitt County staff.

If an NFL team calls again, Mason will be ready.

“I’ll be down there training, trying to find kids to throw to,” he said.

Troupe said he is ready to catch Mason’s passes.

“I actually go out there and run routes with my guys all the time,” Troupe said. “Whenever he wants to get in the mix. I wouldn’t mind running routes. I’ve still got it every once in a while as long as I stretch it out good.”


Lassiter High School to honor late Auburn football star

After graduating from Lassiter, Lutzenkirchen went on to star at Auburn University where he’s still the school’s all-time leader in touchdowns by a tight end.

Lassiter High School in East Cobb will re-name its football field after Philip Lutzenkirchen, who died in a car accident last summer.

The Cobb County School Board voted unanimously Thursday to name the new turf field at Frank Filmann Stadium “Lutzie 43 Field.”

After graduating from Lassiter, Lutzenkirchen went on to star at Auburn University where he’s still the school’s all-time leader in touchdowns by a tight end.

He was captain on the Tigers’ 2010 national championship team.  Lutzenkirchen caught 59 passes and a school-record 14 touchdowns in four seasons.  He signed a free agent contract with the St. Louis Rams in 2012.

The new turf field at Lassiter will be ready for the new season this August.   It’s expected to cost $332,000, and will be paid for with money from Lutzenkirchen’s charity foundation.



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Go back to the beach when Lassiter presents ‘The Bikinis’

Celebrate a musical beach party at Lassiter’s Production of The Bikinis on April 30th at 5 pm and May 1st, 8th, and 9th at 7 pm at Lassiter High School Small Theater.

A blast from the past with songs from the 60’s and 70’s. A beach party with appearances by Elvis, Frankie and Annette, and of course The Bikinis.

Lassiter High School is located at 2601 Shallowford Road in East Cobb.

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Lassiter High School Presents Percussion Symposium

Current and graduate Lassiter High School Band percussionists Luke Bentley, Richard Schaff, Rachel Steffan and Anna Gwaltney. Credit: Lassiter High School Band


Lassiter High School announces its 2nd Annual Percussion Symposium, to be held Saturday, April 25 in the Lassiter High School Concert Hall. Accomplished middle school, high school and college percussionists from 18 area schools will perform for evaluation by renowned percussionists Dr. John Parks from Florida State University, She-e Wu from Northwestern University and Casey Cangelosi from Concord University.

Dynamic student performances begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be capped by a 7:30 p.m. performance by the Morehead State University Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Brian Mason. Dr. Parks, Wu and Cangelosi will join in Morehead State’s special performance along with Team Islas, a professional percussion duo.

“It’s our privilege to welcome these world-class musicians to Cobb County,” said Lassiter Percussion Director Mike Lynch. “This symposium is a great opportunity for students and directors to learn and grow while interacting with professional musicians. It will be a day of exciting and entertaining performances for the entire community.”

The mission of the Symposium is to encourage the growth of percussion ensemble activity in a non-competitive environment. Attending students will perform on state-of-the-art instruments provided by Mapex/Majestic and receive professional evaluation. Performances are open to the public beginning at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $7 and funds raised will benefit the Lassiter High School Bands program.

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Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking panel at Lassiter High School


Rocky Mount PTA and Foundation is hosting an event at Lassiter High School tonight,  March 17, at 7pm regarding Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.  Come hear attorney general, Sam Olens and a panel of other important guests help unite our community to take a stand against the atrocity that is occurring in our suburbs. Contact to RSVP or ask questions.

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Video of the Week: Congratulations Lassiter Cheerleaders!

Lassiter High Senior Cheerleaders 2015 from James Primm on Vimeo.

Congratulations to Lassiter High School’s varsity sideline cheerleaders on their recent prestigious honor. The 2015 Georgia Cheer Coaches Association named them Team of the Year.

Congratulations cheerleaders!


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Video of the Week: 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

We’re throwing it back to 2010 this week! Enjoy the musical stylings of two-time National Championship Lassiter Band when they performed in the 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Happy Thanksgiving East Cobbers!

Lassiter Financial Aid Night is Thursday, November 13

academic scholar graduate

Lassiter parents of seniors and juniors are encouraged to attend Financial Aid Night on Thursday, November 13 at 6pm in the Lassiter Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road. A representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will present information on important college financial aid topics. Topics to be covered are: the HOPE scholarship, the FAFSA and GSFAPP applications and parent questions.


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Register for Tuesday’s Gun Safety Seminar


There are many reasons citizens own firearms. Those reasons vary from individual to individual. Some may own them for the purpose of home or self defense while others may hunt, participate in organized sport shooting events or merely enjoy recreational shooting. Regardless of an individual’s reason for owning a firearm, the fact remains that education in gun safety is critical.

Gun ownership is a great responsibility that falls on the shoulders of all of those who choose to own a firearm either in their home or place of business. The Cobb County Police Department in partnership with Cobb County School District Department of Public Safety will be hosting a “Gun Safety Seminar” at Lassiter High School.
In this seminar, you will learn about gun safety and the updated Georgia carry laws. Guest speaker will be Sgt. Wayne Delk, Cobb County Police Department Weapons Training Unit. Please plan to attend this informative seminar which will be held on October 21st, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lassiter High School auditorium. Attendance will be free of charge but will have limited seating. Please R.S.V.P Sgt. Craig Dong at or call 770-499-3971 to reserve your seats.

Person making threats against Lassiter High School arrested in New York

A 21-year-old man who once attended East Cobb’s Lassiter High School was arrested in New York on Saturday morning after current Lassiter students reported a threatening video he made and posted on Facebook to police.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bridger Carreau, now 21, was arrested in Elmsford, NY and is now awaiting extradition to Cobb County on a felony charge of making terroristic threats. Police discovered several airsoft guns in Carreau’s home, the AJC says.

According to the Marietta Daily Journal, Carreau posted the video on Thursday of last week. He allegedly wore tactical vest and displayed a knife and various firearms. He then allegedly mentioned ”Lassiter goons” and then threatened to “go full deer hunter” between Oct. 22-27. Students who saw the alleged video on Carreau’s Facebook page felt threatened by it and contacted school administrators, who reached out to law enforcement.

Lassiter’s principal Chris Richie sent a letter home with students on Monday which provided parents and guardians with information regarding Carreau’s video.