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Quarterback Club nears climactic finish

The Selma Quarterback Club takes a bye Monday as it inches closer to its final meeting on Nov. 17.

The last meeting is the biggest of the season as the club holds its $10,000 raffle and gives away four $4,000 scholarships.

“It’s pretty much the foundation of what the club is built on — handing out the football scholarships to football players in the area,” said Selma Quarterback Club captain Gus Colvin. “Our main focus of this club is to support these people with scholarships.”

A number of raffle tickets are still available. The tickets cost $100 apiece, but offer a chance at the $10,000 prize.

Though the date of the final meeting has been nailed down, the speaker’s status is still unknown.

Former Georgia coach and current ESPN analyst Jim Donnan is the scheduled guest speaker, but his availability is still unknown.

“I don’t know where we stand on Donnan,” said Colvin. “I don’t know where they are — yay or nay — yet.”

Donnan coached at Marshall before taking over at Georgia in 1996. He compiled a 40-19 record and four straight bowl victories during his time in Athens.

The club will have a different speaker if Donnan is unavailable.

“We urge all the Quarterback Club members to come out,” said Colin. “The student athletes will be there with their parents and it will be a climactic end to the Quarterback Club season.”