2013 GFC All-Star Team
Aaron “AJ” Redlinger - Crown #30
Adam Berry - Freedom Academy #96
Asa Meadows - Johnson Ferry #53
Brady Warren - Crown #53
Brett Marston - East Atlanta #32
Chase Hembree - Skipstone #40
Chris Webb - Ga Force #65
Christian Salvador - Skipstone #24
Collin Conway - Ga Force #75
Connor Whelan - Holy Spirit #11
Danny Waldsmith - Anderson #17
Daventa Adams - East Atlanta #1
Davis Cousar - Anderson #12
Drew Vincent - Holy Spirit #50
Eddie Cummings - East Atlanta #25
Elijah White - Johnson Ferry #14
Gibson Gunter - North Georgia #77
Hamilton Armour - Crown #2
Isaac Moorhouse - Anderson #6
Jackson Smith - Johnson Ferry #62
Jamacio Kimble - Skipstone #7
Jesse Fisher - Anderson #83
Jesse Heard - Crown #55
John David Mote - Ga Force #57
Jonathan Grickis - Augusta Prep #89
Jordan Roberts - Crown #79
Jordan Smalley - Augusta Prep #55
Joseph Highum - Ga Force #15
Josh Durand - Ga Force #14
Kei-yeon Johnson - Grace #21
Kevin Ard - East Atlanta #12
Kevin Huggins - Augusta Prep #42
Kolby Looney - Anderson #36
Luke Chauncey - Johnson Ferry #7
Luke Jarrett - North Georgia #85
Mac McCall - Augusta Prep #77
Malachi Parker - Grace #2
Mason Lumpkin - Skipstone #5
Mason Meadows - Johnson Ferry #12
Matthew Howard - North Georgia #38
Michael Downing - Augusta Prep #86
Nate Parsons - Johnson Ferry #89
Nate Pylant - Augusta Prep #5
Nolan Brandon - Augusta Prep #35
Patrick Mapp - Skipstone #68
Peter Elder - Johnson Ferry #24
Robert Dingerson - Augusta Eagles #7
Sam Cleary - Augusta Prep #62
Simeon Buhler - Crown #22
Tevon Valdez - North Georgia #1
Tyler Jenkins - East Atlanta #52
Wayne Johnson - Anderson #25
Zack Waddell - North Georgia #10
2013 GFC Champions Augusta Prep Cavaliers
by SCOTT ROUCH (Augusta Chronical)
After battling for 48 minutes and two overtimes, Augusta Prep came away with a 28-21 win over Johnson Ferry Christian Academy and the Glory For Christ League championship on Saturday.
In the second overtime, Cavaliers’ sophomore quarterback Jimmy St. Louis, starting in place of senior Nate Pylant, found sophomore Josh Rosenblum in the right corner of the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown and a 28-21 lead. On the ensuing play, Rosenblum picked off the Saints’ Mason Meadows, ending the game and sending the team and fans into a state of unbridled joy. “I saw my man go out and I knew I had to make a play on that one,” said Rosenblum of his interception.
On top of starter Patrick Reynolds breaking his fibula in last week’s semifinal game, Pylant dislocated his elbow Thursday and running back Kevin Huggins was hobbled by an ankle injury. Fullback Nolan Brandon was head coach Harry Bacheller’s workhorse, carrying the ball 42 times for 248 yards, including an 86-yard touchdown just before the half and a 1-yarder that tied the game with 7:02 remaining.
“That was probably the best game I’ve ever played in, in my entire life,” Brandon said. “Everybody just pulled together, it wasn’t just one guy, it was a team effort.” Bacheller was emotional talking about the team after the game. “In my 31 years of coaching, I can’t think of a better group, I’m so proud of them,” he said. After stopping the Saints (9-3) on their first drive of the game, the Cavaliers (11-1) had a 16-play, 78-yard drive that took nine minutes off the clock with St. Louis sneaking in from a yard out.
After the Saints tied it, Brandon rumbled 86 yards for a touchdown with 1:16 left in the half.
The Saints scored on their first two possessions of the second half to take a 21-14 lead, but Brandon again pounded the ball in from 1-yard out. In the first overtime, the Cavaliers forced a fumble on the Saints’ possession, but Huggins’ 30-yard field goal attempt was just wide.
#1 ranked East Division Augusta Prep to play #1 ranked West Division Johnson Ferry Saints in GFC Championship game
Both regular season division leaders posted big victories in the GFC Semifinals. Augusta Prep defeated the Crown Knights 56 to 7 as fullback Nolan Brandon led the way. The Johnson Ferry Saints beat the North Georgia Falcons 31 to 7.
GFC First Round of Playoffs
Augusta Prep 39 Skipstone Academy 0
Crown Knights 17 East Atlanta 14
Johnson Ferry 51 Georgia Force 20
North Georgia 2 Anderson 0
Game results for Friday, Oct 25
Anderson Cavaliers 53 Skipstone Academy 7 (East)
Augusta Prep 51 Augusta Eagles 6 (East)
Johnson Ferry 14 Crown 13 (West)
Georgia Force 42 Holy Spirit 7
Grace Christian 36 North Georgia 28 (West)
East Atlanta 46 Horizon Christian 6 (non-GFC)
Lancaster Christian 60 Freedom Academy 20 (non-GFC)
Game results for Friday, Oct 18
Augusta Prep 35 Anderson Cavaliers 25
Georgia Force 44 Augusta Eagles 0
Crown Knights 27 Calvary Christian 9
Grace Christian 22 Freedom Academy 21
Johnson Ferry 20 Holy Spirit 0
Game results for Friday, Oct 11
Anderson Cavaliers 56 Georgia Force 32 (East)
East Atlanta 64 Augusta Eagles 0 (East)
Crown Knights 61 Holy Spirit 0 (West)
North Georgia 40 Monsignor Donovan 7 (non-GFC)
Augusta Prep 44 Skipstone Academy 18 (East)
Game results for Friday, Oct 4
Anderson Cavaliers 37 North Georgia 13
Augusta Prep 41 East Atlanta 7 (East)
Holy Spirit 13 Grace Christian 8 (West)
Johnson Ferry 37 Freedom Academy 17 (West)
Monsignor Donovan 52 Augusta Eagles 0
Game results for Friday, Sept 27th
Crown Knights 40 Freedom Academy 13
Johnson Ferry 44 Grace Christian14
North Georgia 34 Holy Spirit 7
Skipstone Academy 63 Monsignor Donovan 36
Westminister 13 August Prep 7
Game results for Friday, Sept 20th
Anderson Cavaliers 66 East Atlanta 6
Augusta Prep 36 Georgia Force 7
Freedom Academy 34 Holy Spirit 13
Johnson Ferry 40 Colonial Hills 0
Skipstone Academy 47 Horizon Christian 6
Augusta Eagles 22 Grace Christian 21
The Augusta Eagles scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:30 left in the game to go up 22-21, but then held on as Grace came right back and drove down inside the 10. Grace had a chance to win but the field goal attempt was wide left.
Crown Knights 34 North Georgia 6
The Knights used a strong ground game to break open a close ballgame in the 4th quarter and defeat the previously unbeaten Falcons. Crown took the opening kickoff and marched 92 yards down the field capped off by a Hamilton Armour to Simeon Buhler touchdown pass to go up 6-0. Kicker Aaron Redlinger added the extra point to give the Knights a 7-0 lead. Falcons running back Tevon Valdez brought the Falcons back with an 86 yard touchdown run near the end of the 1st half, the extra point was no good to make the score 7-6 in favor of Crown.
The second half saw the Falcons start off driving the field but not able to convert on a 4th down play. From there Crown’s running game featuring Tylon Walker took over. Crown scored near the end of the third quarter to go up 14-6. After an interception on the next series, Walker was able to score again on a short run and Crown had a 21-6 lead early in the 4th quarter. A couple of miscues by the Falcons (another interception and fumble) led to 2 more scores by Walker giving Crown the 34-6 victory and first place in the West Division.
Game results for Friday, Sept 13th
Augusta Prep 45 Thomas Jefferson 20
East Atlanta 44 Holy Spirit 7
Skipstone Academy 23 Georgia Force 18
North Georgia 21 Johnson Ferry 14
Anderson Cavaliers 84 Augusta Eagles 0
Crown Knights 53 Horizon Christian 7 (non-GFC)
Game results for Friday, Sept 6th
Anderson Cavaliers 62 Holy Spirit 22
Augusta Prep 33 Curtis Baptist 14
Georgia Force 35 East Atlanta 32 (East)
Colonial Hills 32 Augusta Eagles 26
Crown Knights 51 Grace Christian 0 (West)
North Georgia 26 Skipstone Academy 7
Johnson Ferry 43 Freedom Academy 0 (West)
Game results for Friday, Aug 30th
Anderson Cavaliers 49 Johnson Ferry 8
Covenant Christian 34 Georgia Force 24 (non-GFC)
Crown Knights 33 East Atlanta 22
Dawson St 60 Grace Christian 0 (non-GFC)
Monsignor Donovan 34 Holy Spirit 14 (non-GFC)
North Georgia 42 Freedom Academy 21
Skipstone Academy 51 Augusta Eagles 0
Game results for Friday, Aug 23rd
Anderson Cavaliers 60 PG Lions (Charlotte) 0
Augusta Prep 42 Bethlehem Christian 6
Dominion Christian 48 Crown Knights 34
East Atlanta 15 Johnson Ferry 9
Freedom Academy 55 Colonial Hills 12
Georgia Force 39 Grace Christian 7
North Georgia 47 Augusta Eagles 7
Game results for Friday, Aug 16th
Crown Knights 33 Griffin Christian 12
East Atlanta 18 Skipstone Academy 0
North Georgia 31 Fulton Leadership Academy 0
Dominion Christian 28 Georgia Force 12 (Preseason)
Crown Knights 33 Griffin Christian 12
Crown Knights began its football season with an overpowering 33-12 win over Griffin Christian. The Knights scored quickly with four passing touchdowns, making the score 27-0 with 1 minute left in the first half. Griffin, however, returned the kickoff for a touchdown with only 50 seconds left in the half, bringing the score to 26-6. Crown QB Hamilton Armour was 12-for-21 passing for 158 yards and four touchdowns. The Knights made several key defensive plays, including an interception and recovered fumble. Simeon Buhler had two touchdown catches in his first varsity football game, scoring from 36 and 14 yards. Sam Buhler also scored, on a 20-yard pass play.
Joey Cellino led Crown with six carries for 37 yards, while Daniel Matteson made a 31-yard touchdown catch. Defensively, the Knights were led by Nic Clark (seven tackles, one sack), Calvin Hoenstine (six tackles), and Brady Warren (six tackles). The game marked Crown coach Chip Buhler’s first game as head coach.
East Atlanta 18 Skipstone Academy 0
The East Atlanta Mustangs opened their season against their rival, the Skipstone Warriors, in a GFC East Division game. Several players are friends with players from the other team so this makes this game extra special. After a hard fought game, the Mustangs prevailed 18-0. QB Kevin Ard hooked up with James Donnelly for the first touchdown on a 26 yard completion in the first quarter to go up 6-0. Brett Marston added another touchdown in the third quarter with a 4 yard touchdown run to make the score 14-0. Late in the 4th quarter, Daventa Adams scored on a 31 yard touchdown run to complete the scoring for the Mustangs. The Mustangs next game will be Friday, Aug 23rd, against the Johnson Ferry Saints while Skipstone has no game this Friday.
North Georgia 31 Fulton Leadership Academy 0
The Falcons used a combination of passing and running in their opening win. Tevon Valdez led the way with 2 TD runs and Austin Rothenberger added one while QB Zach Waddell threw a touchdown pass to Matt Howard. Kicker Patrick Thigpen added a 27 yard field goal and was good on 2 of 3 extra point kicks. Waddell was good on a 2-point converstion. The Falcons host the Augusta Eagles this Friday.
PRAYER REQUEST FOR AUSTIN MORRISON WHO WAS IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT PRIOR TO THE FOOTBALL SEASON
Update on Austin Morrison today September 9th: Austin has moved to Rehabilitation Therapy and out of ICU. He is progressing, moving and showing signs of restoration. He’s not eating steak and talking yet but major progress in small steps. We appreciate all the prayers the GFC teams and their churches have offered for him. Please continue to send prayer his way as we are past the point of getting over the impact of the immediate injury and are now needing God’s power to make his body work again. He was 185lbs when the accident took place and he is now down to 140 lbs.
For more information on Austin…click here
NCAA Eligibility for high school students looking to play College sports
Any high school students (public, private, Christian or Homeschool), looking to play a sport in college, must register and meet the eligibility requirements as approved by the NCAA prior to being able to participate. The information on acceptable requirements for GPA, SAT and/or ACT scores as well as the paperwork needed are found on the NCAA website. Below is the link to the website. If you have any interest at all, you need to register and get the information to them asap, especially if you are entering your senior year or are in your senior year of high school.
Division I Initial-Eligibility Changes – Class of 2016
The changes adopted by the Division I Board of Directors continue to use a student-athlete’s grades in high school core courses in combination with the student-athlete’s ACT or SAT score and core-course accumulation.
Prospective student-athletes who achieve the current minimum initial-eligibility standard on the test score-GPA sliding scale with at least a minimum 2.0 core-course GPA would continue to be eligible for athletically related financial aid during the first year of enrollment and practice during the first regular academic term of enrollment. Student-athletes serving this academic redshirt year would have to successfully complete nine semester or eight quarter hours during their first academic term to be eligible for practice during their second term.
For immediate access to competition, prospective student-athletes will be required to present at least a 2.3 GPA and an increased sliding-scale credential. Specifically, prospects need to earn about a half-point higher GPA for a given test score compared to the standard for aid and practice. For example, an SAT score of 1,000 would require a 2.5 high school core-course GPA for competition and a 2.0 high school core-course GPA for aid and practice.
Incoming student-athletes will be required to successfully complete 10 of the 16 total required core courses before the start of their senior year in high school. Seven of those 10 courses must be in English, math and science.