WELCOME TO THE 2014 GFC Football Season!!

2014 GFC Championship game pixGFC Championship Game above with North Georgia in Red & Black, Grace in white and blue

GFC All-Star Team
Aaron Rothenberger – North Georgia #44
Alex Johnson – North Georgia #2
Alphonso Myers – Augusta Eagles #32
Austin Stone – East Atlanta #1
Bailey Hanner – North Georgia #50
Bailey Lee – Grace Christian #72
Benji Addison – Augusta Eagles #33
Brandon Crist – Grace Christian #10
Bryan Franklin – East Atlanta #50
Caleb Jarrard – Georgia Force #85
Chandler Hardin – Georgia Force #43
Chris Webb – Georgia Force #65
CJ Washington – North Georgia #6
Colin Conway – Georgia Force #75
Cortlan Abrams – East Atlanta #3
Dacari Early – Grace Christian #5
Daniel Lazalde – North Georgia #55
David Richards – North Georgia #28
Devyn Robinson – Georgia Force #1
Eddie Cumming – Georgia Force #4
Isaiah Wilkins – North Georgia #4
Jake Sloan – Hearts Academy #10
Javan Reid – Grace Christian #1
Joseph Highum – Georgia Force #15
Josh Coursey – East Atlanta #22
Joshua Smoak – Grace Christian #2
Junior Lazalde – North Georgia #1
Keenan Tart – East Atlanta #18
Kevin Ard – East Atlanta #12
Kieron  Graham – Georgia Force #44
Kyle O’Shields – Grace Christian #15
Kyle Trent – East Atlanta #25
Nathan Wells – Augusta Eagles #18
Rhyse Carpenter – Hearts Academy #50
Sam Mitchell – East Atlanta #65
Scott Richards – North Georgia #13
Stephen Durand – Georgia Force #41
Tate Gray – Hearts Academy #55
Tyler Hopkins – Georgia Force #2
Tyler Scoggins – Hearts Academy #34
Wesley Brown – Hearts Academy #44
Wesley Rosier – East Atlanta #77
Zach Shelton – North Georgia #58

GFC Standings 11-15-2014


North Georgia wins 2014 GFC Championship game

The North Georgia Falcons defeated the Grace Christian Eagles 38-14 to become the 2014 GFC Champions. QB Alex Johnson scored the first Falcon touchdown on a one yard run just before the end of the first quarter. Scott Richards scored on the 2-pt conversion and the Falcons led 8-0. CJ Washington then scored the first of 4 touchdown when Darren Prince stripped the ball from Grace QB Kyle O’Shields and Washington picked up the ball and ran 38 yard for a touchdown. Scott Richards added the 2-pt conversion to give the Falcons a 16-0 lead. Washington then picked off a pass from O’Shields and went 57 yards for a score to go up 22-0. After Scott Richards was successful on the 2-pt attempt, North Georgia led 24-0 (which was the halftime score). In the second half with 2:51 left in the 3rd quarter, Javan Reid returned a Zack Shelton punt to give the Eagles their first score. Falcons 24 Eagles 6. Washington then scored on a 42 yard touchdown run and Richards added the 2-pt conversion to give the Falcons a 32-6 lead. Washington’s final score came on a 91 yard touchdown run, Falcons 38 Eagles 6. Just before the game ended, Grace QB O’Shields connected with Reid on a touchdown pass. Final score: North Georgia 38 Grace 14.

2014 GFC Semifinal Game pixGFC Semifinal game between Grace Christian (blue) and East Atlanta (white)

Semifinal results for Saturday, November 8th at St.Pius High School

Grace Christian 24 East Atlanta 14

A “pick six” by Javan Reid with 7:40 left in the game made the score 24-14 giving Grace Christian the final score of a game that was close all the way from the first snap. After a scoreless first quarter, Grace went up 6-0 on a 90 yard touchdown pass from QB Kyle O’Shields to Robert Hayling with 11:34 to play in the first half. East Atlanta came right back and with 9:23 on the clock tied the score on a 33 yd pass from QB Kevin Ard to Keenan Tart. With 1:12 left in the first half, Ard scored from the 3 yd line to give the Mustangs a 12 to 6 lead. Big Wesley Rosier added the 2-point conversion when he ran through the Eagles defense. The 14-6 lead looked like it would be the halftime score, a long pass completion from O’Shields to Dacari Early gave the Eagles the ball at the 22 yd line with 11 seconds til halftime. A short pass to Josh Smoak looked like it would end the half, but Smoak wouldnt be denied as he winded his way through the defense in his way to the end zone for a score. The extra point attempt was no good, guving the Mustangs a 14-12 lead at halftime.

In the2nd half with 5:18 left in the 3rd quarter, O’Shields connected with Reid for a touchdown giving Grave a 18-14
East Atlanta was able to get inside the red zone several times but could not get in the end zone. After trading field positions several times, Grace waa able to back the Mustangs back around their own 20 when Reid was able to intercept a pass and run it in foe the score that made it 24-14 and enough cushion to wun the game. Grace will play Saturday for the GFC championship.

North Georgia 22 Georgia Force 21 (OT)
A rivalry game is defined as one between 2 teams that you can throw out all the records as both teams play as if winning this game is the only game that matters in a season full of games. Thrown in the fact that you have two founding members of the GFC (12 years ago) and add the fact the winner plays in the Championship and you know its going to be a great game.

North Georgia scored first when CJ Washington sped his way to a 45 yard touchdown with 1:55 to go in the first quarter. Scott Richards scored on the two points attempt to make it 8-0 Falcons. With 10:18 to go in the second quarter, Force running back Kieron Graham scored from the 14 yard line to make the score Falcons 8 Force 6. With 3:08 to go before haltime, Scott Richards scored giving the Falcons a 14-8 lead. Both teams battled back and forth but were unable to score again until late in the game with 35 seconds to go Force QB Tyler Hopkins ran in for a 2 yard touchdown to tie the score at 14. The extra point kick was just to the left of the uprights sending the game into overtime. In OT, the Force got the ball first and scored on a Hopkins to Devyn Robinson pass. They chose to kick the extra point and made it, to go up 21-14, however the Falcons got their opportunity and were able to score on a short pass from Alex Johnson to Aaron Rothenberger. The Falcons elected to go for 2-points and Scott Richards was able to find his way into the end zone for the score to end the game.

2014 GFC Standings 11-2Final regular season standings

Game results for Friday, October 31st & Saturday, November 1st:
Georgia Force 42 Johnson Ferry 26 (non-GFC)
Grace Christian 64 Hearts Academy 6
East Atlanta 40 Augusta Eagles 8 (GFC)
North Georgia 62 Horizon Christian 19 (non-GFC)

Game results for Friday, October 24th & Saturday, October 25th:
Augusta Eagles 30 Hearts Academy 0
North Georgia 50 East Atlanta 21 (GFC)
Skipstone Academy 20 Grace Christian 0 (non-GFC)

Game results for Friday, October 17th:
Dawson Street Christian 30 Grace Christian 20 (non-GFC)
Georgia Force 55 Augusta Eagles 6 (GFC)
North Georgia 42 Hearts Academy 0 (GFC)

Game results for Friday, October 10th:
Augusta Prep 40 Augusta Eagles 20 (non-GFC)
Grace Christian 22 Georgia Force 20 (GFC)
North Georgia 44 The Kings Academy 31 (non-GFC)
Skipstone Academy 26 East Atlanta 20 (non-GFC)

Game results for Friday, October 3rd:
East Atlanta 45 Hearts Academy 0
Georgia Force 43 North Georgia 12

Game results for Friday, Sept 26th & Sat, Sept 27th:
Georgia Force 31 Kings Academy 26(non-GFC)
Johnson Ferry 32 East Atlanta 24 (non-GFC)
Sat: North Georgia 38 Augusta Eagles 6(GFC)

Game results for Friday, Sept 19th:
East Atlanta 30 Grace Christian 26 (GFC)
North Georgia 63 Hearts Academy 6 (non-GFC)

Game results for Friday, Sept 12th:
Georgia Force 43 East Atlanta 6 (GFC)
Grace Christian 16 North Georgia 14 (GFC)
Horizon Christian 42 Hearts Academy 0 (non-GFC)

Game results for Friday, Sept 5th and Saturday, Sept 6th:
Georgia Force 58 Hearts Academy 0 (GFC game)
Grace Christian 34 0Augusta Eagles (GFC game)

Game results for Friday, August 29th:
Carolina Wildcats 51 Augusta Eagles 0 (non-GFC game)
Dominion Christian 44 Georgia Force 21 (non-GFC game)
Grace Christian 44 Horizon Christian 0 (non-GFC game)
East Atlanta 34 North Georgia 14 (non-GFC game)

Game results for Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd:
Friday, August 22nd:
Grace 62 Hearts Academy 0 (non-GFC game)
Holy Spirit 18 North Ga 8 (non-GFC game)
Georgia Force 39 Skipstone 20 (non–GFC)
Saturday, August 23rd:
East Atlanta 28 Augusta Eagles 6 (non-GFC game)

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Previous GFC/GFL Champions
2013 Augusta Prep Cavaliers
2012 East Atlanta Mustangs
2011 Holy Spirit Prep Cougars
2010 North Georgia Falcons
2009 North Georgia Falcons
2008 Christian Heritage Lions
2007 NCC Crusaders
2006 Georgia Force
2005 Georgia Force
2004 North Georgia Falcons

As you can see from the list above, our league has been competitive each year with many different teams able to win a championship. You can click on each of the teams in the upper left toolbar to view their schedule, roster and contact information. We look forward to a great 2014 football season.

Boys in high school, ages 14 to 18, interested in playing football, can call 770-714-5775 for more information.

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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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE NCAA WEBSITE

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.

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