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all goals in sight, it should have no prob­lem han­dling suc­cess.

"Our num­ber one goal is to be the best New­ton we can be," he said. "If we do what we're sup­posed to do, I think it's go­ing to be hard for any­one to beat us."

As for his first win as New­ton's head coach, Banks be­lieves it's a mo­ment he won't for­get.

"It was some­thing that I've dreamed about since they hired me," he said. "It was a sur­real ex­pe­ri­ence. I was run­ning around all over the field. It felt good to get my first win, but it's just a re­flec­tion of my play­ers."

Mem­bers of the New­ton foot­ball team cel­e­brate at the school's pep rally in their honor on Thurs­day af­ter be­ing named the Fox 5 At­lanta High 5 Team of the Week.

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