2011 GFC Football Season

Welcome to the 2011 GFC Football Season!

  • The 2011 GFC Football Season started today and it’s a little over 4 weeks before the first game of the year.

    Below is an article about proper hydratration.

    The Role of Electrolytes and Carbohydrates in Sports Nutrition
    by Dennis Loney

    The primary nemesis during athletic performance might not be the person
    you’re squaring off against, but dehydration. During a prolonged,
    intense workout, the loss of fluids can reach one to three quarts an
    hour, and if you don’t supply what your body demands (fluids), your
    body will be unable to cool itself. Ill-functioning nerve pathways and
    an increase in heart rate may lead to heat exhaustion or a potentially
    fatal heat stroke.

    That said, are sports drinks laden with electrolytes and carbohydrates
    better than water at replacing fluids lost during exercise? First let’s
    examine the role electrolytes and carbohydrates play in the body’s
    chemistry.

    Electrolytes are nutrients that affect the fluid balance in our bodies
    and are necessary for our nerves and muscles to function. When
    electrolytes dissolve, they produce ions that are necessary to carry
    electrons from one electrode to another. The more soluble a substances
    is, the stronger the electrolyte.

    Sodium and potassium are the most common electrolytes added to the
    ever-increasing variety of sports drinks. While electrolyte replacement
    may be beneficial during rigorous activity lasting longer than two
    hours, electrolyte infusion is generally not needed during short bursts
    of exercise. Since sweat is composed of 99% water and less than 1%
    electrolytes, water is more than sufficient to restore your body’s
    normal fluid and electrolyte levels.

    The other ingredient sports drink makers tout in advertising campaigns
    are carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the preferred energy source for
    our bodies and are basically comprised of sugars and starches. Our
    bodies break down carbohydrates into glucose and glycogen that the
    blood carries to cells to be used as energy for our working muscles.
    The body consumes glucose for fast energy and resorts to glycogen
    stored in our muscles for sustaining energy. If glycogen stores are
    depleted, the body will resort to protein for its fuel, which causes
    your body to become fatigued and increases the need for rest and
    recovery.

    Although research has demonstrated that rehydrating with a sports drink
    that includes electrolytes and carbohydrates helps muscles restore
    glycogen reserves more efficiently than water if your exercise lasts
    for more than 90 minutes, simply drinking enough water before, during,
    and after a short workout will restore bodily fluids and electrolyte
    levels. In fact, sports drinks high in carbohydrates (more than 15 to
    18 grams per 8 ounces) could delay the absorption of water and cause
    dehydration, cramps, nausea, or diarrhea. Also, unused carbohydrates
    will be stored as fat.

    Whether you use sports drinks or water to hydrate may turn out to be a
    matter of preference, but the important thing is to stay hydrated,
    especially during hot summer months. Dehydration may also lead to poor
    performance and fatigue.

    Hydration Recommendation (Water should be consumed more than sports
    drinks. Do not drink just sports drinks. Drink water for more than 60%
    of the fluids you drink to replenish your body )

    1. It is recommended to consume 16 ounces of water or sports drink, 2
    hours before activity.

    2. 8-12 ounces of water or sports drink, 15 minutes before activity.

    3. During exercise, you should consume 5-10 ounces of water or sports
    drink, every 15 to 20 minutes with a minimum of 20 ounces per hour.

    4. After you’re finished for the day, consume 24 ounces of water or
    sports drink, for each pound of body weight lost after exercise.

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    2011 GFC Spring Jamboree

    Holy Spirit (green) scrimmages against North Georgia

    East Atlanta (burgundy) scrimmages against North Georgia

    The GFC Spring Scrimmage was held Saturday at the home field of the Georgia Force. Five GFC teams (East Atlanta, Freedom Academy, Georgia Force, Holy Spirit Prep and North Georgia) participated and one thing was clear after watching over 3 hours of competition, this season will be very interesting. Very interesting because any of these 5 teams could win the GFC Championship and we haven’t seen what the other GFC teams have yet! The defenses ruled the day, but that is to be expected as teams only have had a short period of time to put their offense together. However, every team showed they could move the ball and have good talent. Also, with a month of practice in August, we will see a season full of close games and plenty of surprises!

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    This season the GFC will be divided into two divisions, East and West.

    The East teams are the Augusta Prep Cavaliers, Anderson (SC) Cavaliers, East Atlanta Mustangs from Conyers, Georgia Force from Sugar Hill and Holy Spirit Prep Cougars from Atlanta.

    The West teams include Christian Heritage Lions from Dalton, Freedom Academy Cowboys (Huntsville, AL), HSD Panthers from Paulding county and North Georgia Falcons from Canton/Cumming.

    2011 GFC Preseason Standings

    Robert Davis (#50 in white plays inside linebacker) is a former Falcon player and John Bodin (#65 in red plays guard on offense) is a former Mustang player. Shown above at G-day (Georgia Bulldogs spring game last Saturday). Congrats to both of them! Just shows that playing in the GFC prepares you to play at the highest level of college football.

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    GFC Team rosters and pictures are now found on the team page.

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    Boys, ages 12 to 14 (middle school) and 15 to 18 (high school), who are interested in playing 11 man tackle football, should contact one of the following coaches about playing football this coming fall.

    Anderson Cavaliers (Anderson, SC area) call Mike Cousar at 864-933-4432 (HS & MS)

    Christian Heritage (Dalton area, Whitfield county) call Mike Vaden at 706-581-2664 (HS and MS teams)

    East Atlanta Mustangs (Conyers area) contact Joe Blount (head coach) at 770-653-7919 (HS team)

    Freedom Academy (Huntsville, AL) contact Brett Hill (AD) at 256-476-8710 (HS and MS teams)

    Georgia Force (Suwanee/Buford area) contact Terry Justus (AD) at 678-477-8923 or Steve Riley (head coach) at 678-525-5101 (HS and MS Teams)

    HSD Panthers (west Cobb, Paulding and Douglas counties) call Jim Castle 404-915-8516 (HS team)

    Holy Spirit Prep (Sandy Springs/Atlanta) call Jim Falcetti at 678-904-2811

    North Atlanta Saints (Dunwoody, Sandy Springs area) call David Kravitz at 770-375-8212 (The Saints will be play a JV schedule this season)

    North Georgia (Cherokee, Forsyth, Pickens & Alpharetta) call Roger McDaniel at 678-313-6034 (HS and MS teams)

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  • Game Results for Friday, Oct 15th


    Falcons Michael Jefferson runs for a 45 yard touchdown

    North Georgia 24 Christian Heritage 20

    It was another thrilling football game where the second half saw the lead change four times and at the end of the game, the Lions had 3 chances from the 13 yard line, but couldn’t get into the end zone before the clock ran out.

    The Falcons missed on a field goal early in the first quarter. Late in the first quarter, Falcon defensive tackle Josh Pack recovered the first of three fumbles at the 39 yard line. Nine plays later at the 8 minute mark of the 2nd quarter, Brett Snyder kick a 23 yard field goal to give the Falcons a 3-0 lead. On their next possession, the Falcons went 80 yards in 4 plays scoring on a Michael Jefferson 45 yard run. Snyder’s extra point kick made it 10-0 Falcons with 3:40 to go in the half. Christian Heritage took the kickoff and drove 39 yards scoring on a 1 yard run by Daniel Pierce. Jang’s kick was good to make the score 10-7. The Falcons move the ball to the 32 but time ran out and it was halftime.

    The Falcons took the second half kickoff and drove to the 24, but a field goal attempt was no good and the Lions took over. Eight plays later Pierce connected with Mason Sikes for a 5 yard touchdown pass. The kick was no good, but the Lions now had the lead at 13-10 with 3:57 to go in the 3rd quarter.

    The Falcons responded by driving 73 yards in 14 plays using up almost 8 minutes of the game and scoring on a Michael Jefferson 5 yard run. The extra point by Snyder was good. Falcons had the lead again at 17-13 with 8 minutes to go in the game. The Lions took the kickoff and marched 59 yards in 4 plays scoring on a Pierce to Wilson pass of 25 yards. The extra point kick was good and the Lions had the lead back at 20-17 with 5:47 left in the game.

    The Falcons took the kickoff and drove 78 yards in 11 plays with Jefferson again scoring from 6 yards out. This drive had a big gain of 27 yards on a Tim Howard to Brett Snyder pass that put the Falcons in scoring position. The extra point kick was good and the lead was now 24-20 in favor of the Falcons with 1:17 to go.

    Christian Heritage had one last drive in them and were successful in moving the ball down the field to the 8 yard line by throwing the ball and completing 3 passes of 10, 13 and 17 yards, however, they couldn’t complete the last 3 passes from the 13 yard line and the game ended when the last pass was knocked down by the Falcon’s Riley Davis.

    The Falcons had 365 total offensive yards while Christian Heritage had 262. Both teams came in averaging over 30 points a game on offense.

    Unity Christian 33 HSD Panthers 13

    The Unity Christian Lions pulled off the biggest upset of the GFC season beating the HSD Panthers for their first victory of the season.

    East Atlanta 12 SC Titans 10

    Georgia Force 22 Holy Ground 0

    North Georgia beats Georgia Force 7-0 (2 OT)

    In a great defensive battle between two of the top teams, the North Georgia Falcons beat the Georgia Force in 2 overtimes by the score of 7-0. The Force played most of the game without starting quarterback Matt Hardin, who was injured in the second quarter. Neither team seemed to be able to get untracked offensively because of the tough defense that was being played. The Falcons came up with an interception by Riley Davis near the goal line to stop the best Force drive of the day. Christian Jones had another interception to stop another drive. It was also Jones who intercepted a pass in the first overtime to stop the Force.

    The Force defense kept the Falcons offense in check all day as well. In the first overtime, the Falcons tried a field goal which was wide right. However, in the second overtime, on 3rd and 6 from the 14, Tim Howard connected with Riley Davis for the Falcons touchdown. Brett Snyder added the extra point to make it 7-0. The Force took over and drove down the field, however, on 4th on 5 from the 7 yard line they came up short by about a foot so the Falcons won the game and moved into the Championship where they will play the Christian Heritage Lions on Saturday, Nov 14th at 2:00 at Riverwood High Stadium in Sandy Springs.

    Christian Heritage defeat Dominion Christian 56-20 in semifinals

    Lions RB Terrell Wilson (40) scores on Dominion

    Lions RB Terrell Wilson (40) scores on Dominion

    THIS ARTICLE IS FROM THE DALTON CITIZEN NEWSPAPER:

    Christian Heritage has earned its chance to win back-to-back league titles.

    The Lions defeated Dominion Christian, 56-20, in the Glory For Christ Football League semifinals on Saturday at Riverwood High School in Sandy Springs and will play the North Georgia Falcons — who beat the Georgia Force, 7-0, in the day’s other semifinal — at 2 p.m. this Saturday at Riverwood.

    Coach Mike Vaden said his Lions (9-1) executed their game plan well against Dominion Christian (7-3), a team they beat 27-12 during the regular season.

    “We played really hard,” Vaden said. “Offensively, we moved the ball and, defensively, we contained their speed, which was our main concern heading into the game.”

    The Lions jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in the first quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run from Daniel Pierce and a 25-yard pass from Pierce to Mason Sikes. But before the period ended, Dominion Christian blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown and, after a two-point conversion run, the score was 14-8.

    Christian Heritage pulled away in the second quarter with three scores of 2 or fewer yards from Terrell Wilson, Pierce and Ethan Turnmire.

    Pierce’s scoring run came on a 98-yard drive after a goal-line stand by the Lions defense.

    “It seems like after Pierce’s score,” said Vaden, “that really took the life out of them.”

    The Lions then scored twice in the third quarter on a 9-yard run for Pierce and a 23-yard pass from Pierce to Sikes, while Turnmire added a 4-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

    Dominion scored on a 5-yard pass in the third and a 27-yard run in the fourth.

    Lions kicker Nick Jang was 6-for-6 on extra point kicks before leaving the game with an ankle sprain suffered while playing defensive back. In Jang’s absence, Cody Stansell converted two extra-point kicks.

    Vaden said he expects Jang will be available to kick in next week’s game against the Falcons.

    Last season, the Lions went 12-0 and won the league title with a 33-7 victory against the Crown Knights. In order for Christian Heritage to defend its title, the Lions must beat the Falcons (9-2), who handed them their only loss of the season, 13-6, last month in Dalton.

    Vaden is hoping for better circumstances and a different outcome in the rematch.

    “It’s going to be tough,” he said. “We’re praying not to have to play in the mud like we did the last game. The key to us next week will be making sure we don’t turn the ball over and taking advantage of every opportunity given to us.”

    09 GFC

    Above standings are through Oct 31, 2009

    IT’S FOOTBALL TIME!


    Welcome to the Glory For Christ (GFC) football league.

    GFC Semifinal Results

    Falcons beat Force 7-0 in double overtime

    Christian Heritage dominates Dominion Christian 56-20

    From Staff Reports for Dalton Daily Citizen

    Christian Heritage has earned its chance to win back-to-back league titles. The Lions defeated Dominion Christian, 56-20, and will play the North Georgia Falcons at 2 p.m. this Saturday at Riverwood.

    Coach Mike Vaden said his Lions (9-1) executed their game plan well against Dominion Christian (7-3), a team they beat 27-12 during the regular season. “We played really hard,” Vaden said. “Offensively, we moved the ball and, defensively, we contained their speed, which was our main concern heading into the game.”

    The Lions jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in the first quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run from Daniel Pierce and a 25-yard pass from Pierce to Mason Sikes. But before the period ended, Dominion Christian blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown and, after a two-point conversion run, the score was 14-8. Christian Heritage pulled away in the second quarter with three scores of 2 or fewer yards from Terrell Wilson, Pierce and Ethan Turnmire. Pierce’s scoring run came on a 98-yard drive after a goal-line stand by the Lions defense.

    “It seems like after Pierce’s score,” said Vaden, “that really took the life out of them.” The Lions then scored twice in the third quarter on a 9-yard run for Pierce and a 23-yard pass from Pierce to Sikes, while Turnmire added a 4-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Dominion scored on a 5-yard pass in the third and a 27-yard run in the fourth. Lions kicker Nick Jang was 6-for-6 on extra point kicks before leaving the game with an ankle sprain suffered while playing defensive back. In Jang’s absence, Cody Stansell converted two extra-point kicks.

    Vaden said he expects Jang will be available to kick in next week’s game against the Falcons. Last season, the Lions went 12-0 and won the league championship. In order for Christian Heritage to defend its title, the Lions must beat the Falcons (9-2), who handed them their only loss of the season, 13-6, last month in Dalton.

    Vaden is hoping for better circumstances and a different outcome in the rematch. “It’s going to be tough,” he said. “We’re praying not to have to play in the mud like we did the last game. The key to us next week will be making sure we don’t turn the ball over and taking advantage of every opportunity given to us.”

    Dominion Christian (in blue) and Christian Heritage meet on Saturday

    Dominion Christian (in blue) and Christian Heritage meet on Saturday

    Semifinals Preview:
    Here we are at the GFC Semifinal games and it shapes up to be two really good matchups. Any of the 4 teams playing are capable of winning the Championship. The first game is a rematch of teams who played 2 weeks ago, while the second game is a rematch of teams who played the first game of the GFC season. The Force and Falcons defenses are what keeps them in the game, but both had good offensive games last week. This game may be decided on turnovers. Christian Heritage and Dominion Christian met early in the year when both were still figuring out their offenses. Since that time both teams have been rolling up points while their defenses have done an excellent job as well. This game could be a track meet and come down to who has the ball at the end of the game. GFC Semifinal Round to be held at Riverwood High School in Sandy Springs on Saturday, Nov 7th Game 1 begins at 1:00 Georgia Force vs North Georgia Falcons (home team) at 1:00 Game 2 following after Game 1 (approx 3:45) Dominion Christian vs Christian Heritage (home team)
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    View Larger Map _________________________________________________________ First round Playoff Results for Friday, October 30th
    North Georgia 46 Cumberland Christian 0 The Falcons wasted little time in taking control of the game as they stopped Cumberland on their first possession, tackling the punter at the 25 yard line. Three plays later Michael Jefferson scored from the 5 yard line with 9:31 on the clock in the first quarter. Falcons 6 CCA 0. On the next CCA possession, Falcons linebacker Dan Lutz intercepted a pass at the 39 yard line. After a Falcon penalty, quarterback Tim Howard connected with Riley Davis for a 45 yard touchdown pass. Falcons 12 CCA 0. After holding CCA to 3 plays, Riley Davis took the CCA punt return for a 43 yard score. Falcons kicker Brett Snyder added the extra point kick. Falcons 19 CCA 0. At the start of the 2nd quarter, the Falcons Zach Howard scored from the one yard line. Snyder was good on the extra point kick. Falcons 26 CCA 0. The Falcons scored with 7:19 left in the half on a 48 yard Howard to Davis pass to go up 32-0. The final score of the half came after Brian Ross scored on a touchdown run of 5 and Snyder added the extra point kick. Falcons 39 CCA 0. The final touchdown came in the second half with Falcons quarterback Zach Waddell passing to Austin Rothenberger for a 34 yard touchdown. Riley Davis added the extra point kick, making final score of Falcons 46 CCA 0. Lions stroll into playoff semifinals from Dalton Daily Citizen staff reports Daniel Pierce scored twice on returns and threw a touchdown pass to Mason Sikes, leading the Christian Heritage Lions to a 56-8 rout of the Bartow Generals in the first round of the Glory for Christ Football League postseason playoffs. The Lions (8-1) advance to the semifinals against the Dominion Christian Knights. Christian Heritage is the defending league champion, having won 12 consecutive games for the 2008 title. Lions coach Mike Vaden said after Friday’s game. “We do know we’ll be in for a real battle next week. Christian Heritage defeated Dominion Christian, 27-12, on Sept. 4. After Terrell Wilson got the Lions’ scoring started on a 19-yard run in the first quarter, Pierce returned a punt 58 yards for his first touchdown of the game. The extra point failed and the Lions led, 13-0. Still in the first quarter, Pierce intercepted a Bartow pass and galloped 85 yards for a touchdown. Nick Jang’s extra point gave the Lions a 20-0 advantage. In the second quarter, Pierce connected with Mason Sikes on a 28-yard touchdown strike, and Pierce ran for a two-point conversion and a 28-0 lead. Sikes added a 30-yard scoring run on a reverse and Jang’s extra point made it 35-0. Wilson scored again in the fourth quarter on a 45-yard run, Ethan Turnmire scored on a 4-yard scamper and Austin Lowe capped the Lions’ scoring with a 15-yard run in the fourth quarter. “I was real pleased with our defense tonight,” Vaden said. “We faced a big team, but our kids did an outstanding job. It was our best hitting in the second half of the season.” ] Dominion Christian 31 Holy Ground 0 Georgia Force 37 East Atlanta 14 Game results from Friday, October 23rd Georgia Force knocks off North Georgia Falcons 21-7 On a rainy night in Georgia after the rain finally stopped, the Force beat the Falcons. The Force took the opening kickoff and used 11 plays to go 81 yards capped off by a 12 yard touchdown run by Tevin Austin. Alex Harvie add the extra point kick and the Force led 7-0. The Force defense shut down the Falcons offense all the first half with the Falcons only getting the ball 4 times and not being able to get anything going. The Falcons fumbled the second half kickoff and on their next possession fumbled the ball. Force running back, Ben Allision, then ran 60 yards to set up a Matt Hardin to Blake Bower 3 yard touchdown pass. After the Harvie kick was good, the Force led 14-0 with 2:31 left in the third quarter. The Falcons finally got untrack with 3:50 left in the game. Two completed passes from Tim Howard to Brett Snyder (13 and 18 yards) followed by a touchdown pass of 13 yards to Riley Davis and an extra point kick by Snyder had the Falcons back within a score at 14-7. The Force offense was able to run time off the clock, but the Falcons got one final possession with 61 seconds on the clock and 80 yard to go. However, Force linebacker Alex Umstead picked off a Howard pass and ran the ball in for the touchdown, giving the Force the victory by a score of 21 to 7. East Atlanta Mustangs 50 Bartow Generals 42 Christian Heritage 48 Cumberland Christian Patriots 0 Barrow Christian 16 Holy Ground 0 Game Results for Friday, October 16th North Georgia 11 Dominion Christian 8 Wow! What a game! The Falcons and the Knights played a great defensive game on this Homecoming Night for the Knights. On the 3rd play for Dominion Christian, QB DC Carroll hooked up with Julian “Duce” Hawkins for a 74 yard touchdown giving the Knights the lead. Michael Chunn was able to cross the goal line on the extra point attempt and the Knights led 8-0 with 7:33 left in the first quarter. In the second quarter with 3:15 left on the clock, Falcons QB Tim Howard connected with Riley Davis for a 50 yard touchdown play. Howard was successful running the ball into the end zone on the extra point attempt and the score was tied at 8-8. The Falcons kicked off and on the third play, Gabe Jefferson intercepted a pass to give the Falcons the ball on the 36 yard line. After several incompleted passes, Howard again connected with Davis for 21 yards down to the 15 yard line. Then on fourth down with 36 seconds to go in the half, kicker Brett Snyder booted a 36 yard field goal to give the Falcons a 11-8 half-time lead. Both teams had opportunities in the second half, but defensive stops kept them from scoring. The Falcons held on to win 11-8 and stopped Dominion’s 5 game win streak. Holy Ground beats Cumberland Christian 36 – 8 The Holy Ground Stallions scored on two touchdown runs by Ryan Hulvey and two by Austin Patterson to beat Cumberland Christian and improve their record to 3-5. The first year program has won back to back games and look to extend their win streak next week. Christian Heritage blasts Horizon Christian 59-14 Unity Christian (Rome) defeated the Bartow Generals 31-12 _______________________________________________________________________ Game results for Friday, Oct 9th
    Falcons QB Tim Howard eludes the rush of Lions players

    Falcons QB Tim Howard eludes the rush of Lions players

    CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PICTURES FROM THE NORTH GEORGIA-CHRISTIAN HERITAGE GAME North Georgia 13 Christian Heritage 6 In the battle of unbeaten GFC teams, the North Georgia Falcons (5-0 GFC, 6-1 overall) defeated the Christian Heritage Lions (5-1, 6-1 overall) 13-6, ending the Lions’ 18-game winning streak. With lightning and rain delaying the game for 2 hours, it almost seemed like this game wasn’t going to be played. The Falcons scored on the first possession against the Lions, using 13 plays to go 75 yards. Brian Ross scored the touchdown, running 24 yards with 3:06 left in the first quarter. After a missed extra point, the Falcons had a 6-0 lead. On the opening drive of the second half, North Georgia had a 12-play drive that went 67 yards with Ross again scoring from the 6 yard line. This extended the Falcons lead to 13-0 when Brett Snyder was good on the extra point kick. The Falcons used up almost 7 minutes of the clock with this drive. The Falcon’s tenacious defense kept the Lions’ offense in check all night. Late in the third quarter, the Falcons were forced to punt and Daniel Pierce was able to pick up the ball and elude several tacklers on his way to a 52 yard touchdown. The Lions were unsuccessful on the extra point attempt and the Falcons were able to hold on for the victory. Dominion Christian 26 Georgia Force 20 The surprise team of the GFC is Dominion Christian, who beat the Georgia Force 26-20. After losing their opening GFC game to Christian Heritage, they have won 5 straight games. The Knights scores came on 4 touchdowns by Julian Hawkins (3 on runs of 67,20 and 11 yards plus a 69 yard pass from DC Carroll). After going up 20-0 in the first quarter, the Knights gave up a touchdown in the 2nd quarter and led 20-7 at half-time. The Force took the second half kickoff and scored to cut the lead to 20-14, then recovered a fumble and scored to tie the game at 20-20. The Knights could have folded at this point, but didn’t, and in the 4th quarter, they put together a drive that gave them the lead and the victory. East Atlanta 33 Cumberland Christian 6 The Mustangs won their second GFC game by defeating Cumberland 33 -6. Reid Hawkins led the way as he threw for 2 touchdowns. Holy Ground 32 Bartow Generals 13 Holy Ground picked up their first GFC win beating Bartow last night. Andrew Kolodziejski and Andrew Gifford scored for Bartow. __________________________________________________________________________________ GAME OF THE WEEK (Oct 9) : Christian Heritage vs North Georgia By Larry Fleming larryfleming@daltoncitizen.com Christian Heritage has played two of the three best teams in the Glory for Christ football league, and beaten them both. The third team in that trifecta — the North Georgia Falcons — will travel to Dalton on Friday to challenge the Lions (6-0 overall, 5-0 GFC), who have won 18 straight games over the past two seasons. The Falcons have a 5-1 overall record and are 4-0 in league play. “Traditionally, their one of the top powers in the league,” Lions coach Mike Vaden said Wednesday. “They’ve been in the playoffs each of the three years we’ve been in the league. And they’re one of the founding teams of the league.” However, each time the Lions have been challenged this season by title contenders, they’ve came out on top. They beat Dominion Christian, 27-12, and the Georgia Force, 16-14 in previous regular-season showdowns. Now, it’s time to battle the Falcons. “It’s always a competitive game,” Vaden said. “We have beaten them twice at their place and two years ago they came up here and beat us in the final 17 seconds of the game. We’ll have to play 48 minutes of football to compete with these guys.” That’s exactly what the Lions have been doing all season. The offense, directed by coordinator Danny Carter, has averaged 41.5 points per game and the defense is allowing just 8.0 points an outing. In six games, the Lions have held three opponents to eight points or less, with two shutouts in that stretch. “North Georgia is a very experienced team,” Vaden said. “Most of their starters on offense and defense are back from last year. Tim Howard is a fine quarterback and very effective at what he does with their offense. “And Riley Davis has done a fine job for them as a receiver and they’ve got a new kid, Brett Snyder, who has really solidified their kicking game.” Vaden said the Falcons will utilize the spread offense and sometimes shift into a two tight end I-formation set when they’re in short-yardage situations or trying to control the tempo. “They’ve got some experienced linemen who come off the ball well and push you around because of their size,” Vaden said. “We’ve had to make some adjustments defensively because of their line spreads that are designed to create lanes for the backs.” Defensively, the Falcons will use a 5-3 stack, which Vaden said has become a popular scheme in the GFC, and also a 3-5 alignment. “That 3-5 is relative new,” Vaden said. “Quite a few schools have gone to that. What we have to do is move the ball on the ground to set up our passing game. I think we can throw against them, but it’s only going to be effective if we’re running the ball.” The Lions are led by Terrell Wilson, who is the workhorse at running back on offense and middle linebacker on defense. Quarterback Daniel Pierce makes the offense go and can either run or pass effectively. Ethan Turnmire, Cody Stansell, Mason Sikes and Daniel Groce are all counted on by Vaden to keep their streak alive. Dominion Christian vs Georgia Force (in Suwanee at George Pierce Park) In another important GFC battle, the Dominion Christian Knights (4-1) face off against the Georgia Force (3-1). Both teams need to win in order to keep their hopes of finishing in first place alive. There is still alot of football left to be played, but this game will certainly determine positioning in the GFC standings. The Knights are led by DC Carroll, who makes the offense go, while the Force running tandem of Ben Allison and Tevin Austin key their ground attack. Dominion has been more potent on offense, but the Force defense will be a major test for the Knights. Bartow Generals at Holy Ground (in Carrollton) This will be a 3 yards and a cloud of dust game between two teams that love to run the ball. Bartow has the edge because of their size, but Holy Ground has more speed. Turnovers could be the deciding factor in this game. Cumberland Christian at East Atlanta (in Conyers The Mustangs have not played up to their potential, however, turnovers have a way of keeping them from scoring. If the Mustangs can hold onto the ball, they should score a lot of points. Cumberland has had trouble scoring as well, so they hope this is that week that they can put points on the board. The Patriots have also had injuries that has depleted their roster. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Game Results for Friday, Oct 2nd Christian Heritage 53 Holy Ground 14 Christian Heritage stayed unbeatened as they outmanned Holy Gound Academy 53-14. Leading the way was Daniel Pierce as he scored on a 67 yard interception, a 90 yard punt return and ran 5 yards for a touchdown. He also threw a 39 yard touchdown pass to Mason Sikes. Sikes also scored on a 27 yard run and a 44 yard interception. Terrell Wilson anchored the Lions ground attack with touchdown runs of 27 and 12 yards. He also had a 40 yard interception for a score. Cole Deviese was able to complete a two-point conversion pass to Cody Stansell. Nick Jang kicked two extra points and Cody Stansell kicked one. Holy Ground was led by Ryan Hulvey who had a 16 yard touchdown run. He also ran for 108 yards on 18 carries. The Stallions Austin Patterson scored on a 3 yard run. The 2-point attempt was success as Dontavious Agan caught a pass from QB Lee Neuen to round out the scoring. The Christian Heritage Lions have won 17 straight games over the past two year.
    Dominion Christian (blue) & East Atlanta tangle

    Dominion Christian (blue) & East Atlanta tangle

    Dominion Christian 40 East Atlanta 20 The East Atlanta Mustangs drew first blood when Reginald Spear, who appeared to be stopped for a loss, lateraled the ball on his way down to Michael Diaz and Diaz scampered into the endzone to go up 6-0. The Knights answered with a score of their own as Michael Chunn capped a Knight drive with a 4 yard run tying the game at 6-6. After a defensive stop, the Knights score again on their next possession with a 61 yard scoring strike from DC Carroll to Evan Carr. The Knights defense stiffened causing the Mustangs to punt, but the snap sailed over Daniel Trout’s head and Brad Clemments recovered it in the endzone for another Knight score. The Knights scored on the opening possession of the second half with a 68 yard touchdown pass to Breland McCulley that ignited the Knights offense as they scored on the next two possessions, a 51 yard TD pass to Evan Carr, and a 20 yard TD pass to Duce Hawkins. Bringing the score to 40 – 6. The Mustangs were able to get on the board with two more scores late in the forth quarter bringing the final score to 40 – 20. DC Carroll was 11 of 14 for 227 yards and 4 TD Passes. Evan Carr had 129 yards on 4 receptions with 2 for scores. Georgia Force 59 Cumberland Christian 8 North Georgia 49 Bartow Generals 0 The Falcons offense was very efficient scoring on the first play on each of their first 4 possessions of the game. On their first possession, QB Tim Howard connected with Brett Snyder for a 79 yard TD pass. The 2nd possession resulted in a Howard to Riley Davis 71 yard TD pass. Brian Ross ran 49 yards for a TD on the 3rd possession and Riley Davis returned a punt 85 yards for a score on the 4th possession. The Falcons went on to score on another Tim Howard to Riley Davis pass of 81 yards, a Brian Ross run of 23 yards, and a 50 yard TD pass from Howard to Ryan Rivers. Kicker Brett Snyder was good on all 7 extra point kicks. Howard completed 9 of 10 passes for 274 yards and 4 touchdown. Gabe Jefferson, Kris Setser and Christian Jones led the Falcon defense. Bartow’s running game was successful in moving the ball up and down the field and had opportunities to score. Andrew Gifford and Andrew Kolodziejski each had over 100 yards rushing. _______________________________________________________________________________________ CHRISTIAN HERITAGE KICKS GEORGIA FORCE 16-14 Daniel Pierce plays quarterback for Christian Heritage, but it was his foot, not his arm, that made the difference in the game. With less than two minute remaining in the game and the Lions behind 14-13, Pierce kicked a 35 yard field goal that barely made it over the goalpost to win the game 16-14 over the Georgia Force. It was a defensive battle throughout the game. In the first half, the Lions scored first to go up 7-0, but the Force answered to tie it at 7-7. The Force had a goal-line stand just before the half that kept Christian Heritage from scoring again. The Force went up 14-7 in the third quarter, but the Lions answered with a score of their own. However, the extra point kick was blocked making the score 14 to 13 in favor of the Force. Both teams had opportunities to score, but as the clock was winding down, the Lions moved the ball down the field and on fourth down decided to kick the winning field goal that made it 16-14. The Force still had time to rally and completed a long pass inside the 5 yard line, however, an illegal formation penalty nullified the catch and ended the Force’s chance of scoring. GFC game results for Thursday & Friday, Sept 24 & 25: Dominion Christian Knights 44 Bartow Generals 16 CH vs EA pixChristian Heritage QB Daniel Pierce is corralled by Mustangs Reg Spears (3) and Rashid Ali (7). Christian Heritage Lions 45 East Atlanta 0 By Doug Hawley (Daily Citizen Correspondent) So much for homecoming distractions to hinder Christian Heritage’s unbeaten football team Friday night. “Homecoming’s always fun, but I was worried ahead of time about the distractions,” head coach Mike Vaden said following his team’s 45-0 rout of East Atlanta. “We played so well on offense and defense. It was one of our better games.” During the first quarter, the Lions (3-0, 4-0 in league play) raced to a 20-0 lead, built a 39-0 halftime advantage and coasted to victory in the Glory For Christ Football League encounter over the outmanned Mustangs (1-2, 1-2) as they captured their 16th straight win over a two-year period. Quarterback Daniel Pierce had a direct hand in five touchdowns — including three passing and two running. He threw two scoring tosses to Mason Sikes worth 17 and 33 yards and a 35-yarder to Daniel Groce. His touchdown runs of 6 and 7 yards produced the Lions’ first two scores. Pierce completed 6 of 8 passes for 144 yards and no interceptions. Sikes had 111 yards on four catches. “Our coaches did a good job in getting us focused,” Pierce said. “Since this is my first year to play quarterback (Pierce was a starting wide receiver and backup signal-caller a year ago), I’m continuing to get better.” Burly fullback Terrell Wilson led the rushers with 87 yards on a dozen carries. However, the 6-foot, 215-pound senior made his primary mark from his linebacking position by scooping up a Mustangs’ fumble and rambling 70 yards to score in the second quarter. “I saw that Daniel Groce (linebacker) had the quarterback stood up, and I was able to pull it out,” Wilson said. “I probably enjoy more a defensive touchdown because you don’t have that much opportunity to do so.” Cody Stansell got Christian Heritage’s final touchdown on a 35-yard run in the third quarter. Nick Jang kicked three extra points. A tenacious defense recovered three fumbles, with the work done by Ricky Gomez, Zack Anderle and Wilson. The Lions’ dominance was shown in the 375 yards of offense (231 rushing and 144 passing) to the Mustangs’ 141 (90 and 51, respectively). CH players take down Reg Spears of the East Atlanta Mustangs Georgia Force 26 Holy Ground Academy Stallions 0 North Georgia vs Holy Spirit Prep Holy Spirit Prep 41 North Georgia 18 The North Georgia Falcons lost to the Holy Spirit Prep Cougars in a battle of unbeaten teams in a non-conference game. The Cougars (4-0) were in the state semi-finals of the GISA I-AAA Championship last year and are looking to return to seek their first championship this year. The Cougars are loaded with talent and that starts with All-State Quarterback Curtis Johnson, who ran for 2 touchdown and threw three touchdowns passes to lead Holy Spirit Prep. The Falcons fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter, then scored on an 85 yard interception by Brett Snyder at the beginning of the second quarter to cut the lead to 14-6. The Cougars took advantage of a Falcon fumble and a bad punt to score twice before halftime to go up 27-6. The Falcons regrouped at halftime having done very little on offense. The second half saw the Falcons do alot better both on offense and defense, but they never could get back into the game. The passing game accounted for both of the Falcons scores as Tim Howard connected with Michael Jefferson for a 55 yard touchdown pass and then found Riley Davis for a touchdown that went 45 yards. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Game results for Friday, Sept 18th Bartow Generals 44 Cumberland Christian 8 Dominion Christian Knights 38 Holy Ground 0 Holy Ground came out the first quarter with a ball control offense that kept the ball for over half the quarter, but Dominion’s defense was able to hold them off from scoring. Dominion was able to move the ball using a combination of runs and passes, and went up 8 – 0 on a Christian Tucker run 6 yards out. Holy Ground was again able to sustain another drive behind the running of Ryan Housey. Dominion’s bend but did not break defense was able to stop another Holy Ground drive. Then Dominion was able run off 30 additional unanswered points as the Knights pulled out for the victory 38-0. The Knights Micheal Chunn had 3 touchdowns and 60 yards rushing, while Duce Hawkins added 97 yards including a 56 yard touchdown run. Dominion’s Christian Tucker led all tacklers with 7 solos, and James Kim and BillyMack McAlpin provided outstanding defensive support.
    East Atlanta Mustangs (white helmets) vs North Georgia

    East Atlanta Mustangs (Burgundy) vs North Georgia (White)

    CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PICTURES FROM EAST ATLANTA VS NORTH GA North Georgia Falcons 35 East Atlanta Mustangs 6 In a battle of unbeaten teams, the score of this game does not indicate how good a football game it was! East Atlanta and North Georgia were scoreless through the first quarter. The Falcons were able to drive the ball on their first possession, but fumbled the ball on the 7 yard line. After holding the Mustangs to 3 plays, the Falcons fumbled the punt and the Mustangs took over in good field position. The Mustangs were unable to capitalize and had a TD pass called back because of a holding call. At the start of the second quarter the Falcons drove the ball down to the 19, but were stopped when they fumbled the ball and East Atlanta recovered. With 5:21 left in the half the Falcons were finally able to score on a 9 yard run by Michael Jefferson. Brett Snyder added the extra point and the Falcons led 7-0. Then with 1:14 left in the half, North Georgia fullback Ben Keeling scored on a 38 yard run. Snyder was perfect on the extra point kick. Falcons 14 Mustangs 0. The Mustangs took the kickoff and on the first play scored on a 48 yard pass from QB Reid Hawkins to Reg Spears. The Falcons defender almost intercepted the ball, but the deflected ball was caught by Spears who ran it in for the score. The Mustangs two point attempt was stopped short of the goal. Halftime score: Falcons 14 Mustangs 6 The third quarter went back and forth with neither team able to put the ball in the end zone, then with 1:07 left in the 3rd quarter, Michael Jefferson intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for a score. Snyder was good on the attempt. Falcons led 21-6. The Falcons scored with 10:17 left in the 4th quarter on a 20 yard run by Michael Jefferson and the extra point kick by Snyder to go up 28-6. With 3:52 left in the game, Falcons’ cornerback Elijah Heirs intercepted a pass and returned it to the 5 yard line. Two plays later, Gabe Jefferson scored on a 2 yard run and after Brett Snyder added the extra point kick, the final score was 35-6. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Game results for Friday, Sept 11th games:
    Bartow's Grady Nall is tackled by Christian Heritage #20 Ethan Turnmire

    Bartow's Grady Nall is tackled by #20 Ethan Turnmire

    Christian Heritage Lions 61 Bartow Generals 8 Wilson rumbles in Lions victory By Jimmy Espy jimmyespy@daltoncitizen.com The Bartow Generals looked like a pretty big team coming on the field at Christian Heritage on Friday, but by halftime the visitors were flatter than the deck of an aircraft carrier. The Lions stormed to a 61-8 win. Terrell Wilson ran for 248 yards, including three touchdowns, and Ethan Turnmire added three more scores on the ground and 84 yards rushing for the Lions, who are now 3-0 in the Glory for Christ Football League. It was the team’s 15th consecutive win, including a league championship last season. “We were able to break some long runs on them and that kind of surprised me,” Lions head coach Mike Vaden said. Christian Heritage scored nine TDs, including runs of 72, 46 and 37 yards. The Lions also hit big on two TD passes, with quarterback Daniel Pierce tossing a 42-yard scoring strike to Mason Sikes and a 31-yarder to tight end Daniel Groce. “It was my first touchdown catch in my life,” said Groce, who also starts at linebacker on defense. “I was pretty nervous.” Groce, a senior, said the team’s defense played “pretty well. We worked hard this week on trying to stay low.” Hugging the ground was a good idea for the Lions defenders, particularly when Bartow’s 275-pound fullback Andrew Gifford was pounding away on one of his 16 carries. Gifford finished with 80 yards rushing and his teammates chipped in 167 more (for 255 total), but except for one long third-quarter march that ended in a TD run by Stephen Coriell, the Generals gained most of their yardage between the 30-yard lines. Christian Heritage was up 41-0 at the half, scoring four rushing TDs and two passing. They added three more rushing scores in the second half. Nick Jang hit 7-of-9 PAT kicks. “We played them last year and they ran a similar offense,” Vaden said. “They are so big we couldn’t play our regular defense. Instead, we attacked the gaps and made sure that every three plays we rotated our defensive linemen. They got fatigued.” Bartow had only 17 players dressed out and by halftime the Lions’ superior numbers and several walloping hits by the defense and special teams appeared to have the visitors ready to load up and head home. Pierce was 2 for 2 passing for 73 yards, both TDs. He also had a 2-yard TD run. Behind a dominant offensive line performance, Christian Heritage piled up 469 yards rushing. Seth Defoor had 49 yards on only four carries. Marshall Williams chipped in 64 yards before a knee injury sent him to the sidelines. Dominion Christian Knights 43 Cumberland Christian Patriots 8 The Knight’s defense played as if they had something to prove as they registered 8 sacks, and 4 interceptions on their way to a GFC victory. They constatnly swarmed the ball. Christian Tucker had a 10 tackle day and a interception. Elijah Johnson and Hee Chan Lee kept the relentless preasure on Cumberland’s offense. The Knight’s defesnse was victimized with a scoring strike from Patriots QB Mitchell Bumgarner to TE Arthur Parker. The secondary, led by Brooks Tompkins, and CJ Fields, was able to bottle up the receivers and each had an interception. Offensively, the Knights sputtered the first series but found their rhythm with a 20 yard touchdown run by Duce Hawkins. The Knight’s offensive attack was led by Michael Chunn who rushed for over 150 yards and scored 3 touchdowns. DC Carroll threw two touchdown passes and the Knights were able to come away with the victory 43-8. East Atlanta Mustangs – bye week Georgia Force – bye week North Georgia Falcons 38 Holy Ground Academy Stallions 0 The Falcons scored first on a 3 yard run by Ben Keeling and kicker Brett Snyder was good on the extra point attempt. In the second quarter, the Falcons scored on a touchdown run of 2 yards by QB Tim Howard and on two passes of 31 yard and 49 yards from Howard to Riley Davis . Brett Snyder was good on all 3 extra point attempts. In the third quarter, the Falcons scored on a pass of 38 yards from Howard to Davis. Snyder was good on the extra point kick. Snyder finished the scoring when he booted a 25 yard field goal. The Falcons rolled up 344 yards of offense (170 passing and 174 rushing). Holy Ground OHoly Ground offense ready to run a play against North Georgia
    Christian Heritage Terrell Wilson leads Lions breakdown

    Christian Heritage Terrell Wilson leads the way for the Lions

    Friday, Sept 4th Game Results: Christian Heritage Lions 27 Dominion Christian Knights 12 The Christian Heritage Lions outlasted Dominion Christian in a hard fought game at Harrision High School in Kennesaw. Ethan Turnmire opened the scoring for the Lions with an interception and return of 26 yards in the 1st quarter. Nick Jang added the PAT. In the second quarter, CHS recovered a fumble deep in Dominion territory and Terrell Wilson ended the drive with a 2 yard TD run. There was no scoring in the 3rd quarter but the play was dominated by the defense of the DC Knights who constantly thwarted the Lions offense. In the 4th quarter the Knights close the gap to 14 to 6 on a 41 yard TD pass from QB Supi Santeri to Julian Hawkins. PAT failed. Christian Heritage responded with a 38 yard touchdown drive capped by and 1 yard TD run by Terrell Wilson. Dominion recovered a CHS fumble and marched 30 yards to their 2nd score on another Santeri to Hawking pass of 6 yards. PAT failed. CHS final touchdown (27 yard TD run by Wilson, PAT by Jang) with less than 2 minutes to go in the game iced the victory. East Atlanta Mustangs 39 Holy Ground Stallions 12 Georgia Force 47 Bartow Generals 20 QB Matt Hardin led the Force with 107 yards rushing on 7 carries including a 1 yd TD run and 43 yd TD. Zavior Thompson had a 20 yards. Nathan Justus had a 32 yd run for a TD and Raymond Smith had a 9 yd TD reception. Tevin Austin had 4 carries for 82 yards including 1 for 55 yards, while Michael Bardsley added a 54 yard run late in the game. Force defense was led by David Harley with 8 tackles and 3 assists, and Zavior Thompson with 8 tackles. Brian Oliveria had 6 tackles.
    CCA QB Mitchell Bumgarner throws deep on NG

    CCA QB Mitchell Bumgarner throws deep on NG

    North Georgia Falcons 34 Cumberland Christian Patriots 6 The Falcons kicked off to start the game and held CCA on three downs. The CCA punt was returned to the 4 yard line by Riley Davis and Brian Ross scored a touchdown on a 4 yard run. Brett Snyder added the extra point. The Patriots almost scored on the next possession, when QB Mitchell Bumgarner connected with Arthur Parker for a touchdown, however, a holding penalty negated the score. After the Falcons took over, QB Tim Howard was able to connect with Ryan Rivers on a 15 yard touchdown pass and Brett Snyder was good again on the extra point kick. Falcons 14-0. In the 2nd quarter, Michael Jefferson finished off a Falcon drive with a 6 yard touchdown. Snyder was successful on the kick. NG 21-0. Cumberland then got on the board as QB Mitchell Bumgarner lofted a pass to Parker who took it 50 yard for the score. NG 21 CCA 6 The Falcons returned the kickoff to the 40 and in three plays were able to score when Riley Davis caught a slant pass from Tim Howard and scooted 30 yards to the end zone. Brett Snyder was successful on the extra point attempts and the Falcons led 28-6 at the half. The only score in the second half came when Riley Davis took a pitch and ran 46 yards for a touchdown. Final score: North Georgia 34 Cumberland Christian 6. ________________________________________________________________________________ North Georgia’s Devin Griffin gives Kings Ridge player a big welcome to football hug NG O vs KR D North Georgia Falcons 41 Kings Ridge Christian 0 The North Georgia Falcons started their season with a non-conference game against the Kings Ridge Tigers winning 41-0 at Kings Ridge. Rolling up 370 yards in total offense, the Falcons scored on their first possession. QB Tim Howard led the way rushing for 98 yards and throwing 2 touchdown passes. Brian Ross ran for two touchdowns while Riley Davis scored on a 20 yard pass reception and then returned a punt 55 yards for a score. Senior Gabe Jefferson scored on a 2 yard run and Ryan Rivers had a touchdown reception of 13 yards. Kicker Brett Snyder was good on 5 of 6 extra point kicks. NG D vs KR O

    Here is the 2009 Bartow Generals Roster 11…Adam Gifford 12…Jeff Williams 20…Stephen Coriell 29…Moritz Lehmann 34…Eric Borgese 37…Grady Nall 44…Andrew Kolodziejski 47…Andrew Gifford 49…Kendall Craton 57…Jordan Monroe 63…Andrew Maddox 64…Jarrod Lane 65…Andrew Kittle 69…Josh Pack 72…James Jenkins 75…Frederick Kittle 79…Philip Veitch 81…Ethan Staples 85…Josh Williams The Generals from Cartersville return many players from last year and look to improve on last year’s season (their best ever). They have the size to play with anyone and can move the chains. _____________________________________________________________________ Christian Heritage Lions #…..Players Name……..Offense….Defense 1….NICK JANG……………….K/Rec…..DB 3….MARSHALL WILLIAMS……RB……..DB 5….DANIEL PIERCE………….K/QB……DB 8….EVAN SUDDETH………….Rec……..LB 12..RICKY GOMEZ……………Rec………DL 16..JOSEPH CANCELLERI…..Rec……..LB 18..MICHAEL LAND…………..Rec……..DL 20..ETHAN TURNMIRE………..RB……..LB 25..CODY STANSELL…………K/RB…..DB 36..CALEB SWAINSON……….RB………LB 40..TERRELL WILSON………..RB……..LB 41..MASON SIKES……………Rec………DB 45..SETH DEFOOR……………RB……….LB 50..TREVOR MAFFETONE…..OL……….DL 63..XAVIER VON EWEGEN….OL……….DL 70..DERRELL CHRISTIAN…..OL……….DL 71..OWEN HARGRAVES………OL……….DL 75..ZACK ANDERLE…………..OL……….DL 76..ANDREW WEAVER……….OL……….DL 78..KARSON CAMPBELL……..OL……….DL 80..DANIEL GROCE…………..Rec………LB 84..COLE DEVIESE……………Rec………DL Christian Heritage is coming off an unbeaten season and lost quite a few players, however, QB Daniel Pierce makes the offense a dual threat and big Terrell Wilson likely will touch the ball a few times. The line is solid with Owen Hargraves, Trevor Maffetone and Xavier Von Ewegen doing the blocking. Daniel Groce and Cole Deviese will need to step up at the wide receiver positions. The Lions will be in the hunt for another Championship! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Cumberland Christian Patriots (CCA) Roster #…Player Name……..Offense….Defense 1….Aaron Wathen……….RB…………DE 4….Daniel LeMay………..WR…………CB 5….Hayden White……….WR…………LB 7….Jarrod Brown…………WR………..DE 13..Christopher Henry…..WR………..DB 15..Ethan Henniger……..WR…………DB 25..Benjamin Adams…….OL………..LB 28..Mitchell Bumgarner…QB…………S 33..Brandon Davis………RB…………DL 44..Sean Watson………..OL…………DL 54..Austin Maiyer………..OL…………DL 61..Charles Fowler……….OL………..DL 72…James Anderson…….OL…………DL 73…Joseph Robinson…….OL…………DL 88…Henry Stubbs………..OL……….. DL 99…Arthur Parker………..TE…………DB Cumberland Christian Academy of Marietta return alot of players including QB Mitchell Bumgarner, RB Brandon Davis, WR Jarrod Brown & Dylan Cole plus TE Arthur Parker. The Patriots also have 4 returning offensive lineman in Austin Maiyer, Charles Fowler, Henry Stubbs and Sean Watson. The Patriots should put some points on the scoreboard and should be in the mix come playoff time! ________________________________________________________________________________

    Dominion Christian Knights

    Dominion Christian Knights

    Click Here to Enlarge Picture The Dominion Christian Knights roster #……Player Name……..Offense……Defense 1…… Matt Adamson……. WR…………DB 2…… Julian Hawkins……WR/HB…. ..DB 3…….CJ Fields…………… WR…………DB 4…….Connor McDuffie.. .WR…………DB 5…….Blake Mowry……….WR…………DB 8…… .Breland McCully…..WB………..DB 9……..Dwayne Carroll…..WR/QB…..DB 11……Evan Carr…………..WR………..DB 19……Supi Santeri………. QB………..DB 20……Nick Carr……………WR………..DB 21……Brook Tompkins……WR……….DB 22……Conner Williams……WR……….DB 25……Jaylen Robinson……HB………..DB 26……Michael Chunn………HB………..LB 27……Brett Kim…………….HB………..DB 30……Mitch Gaddis………..HB………..LB 49……Levi Lewis……………HB………..DB 54……Christian Tucker…….C………..LB 56……Matt Smith…………..OL………..LB 59……Cazi Suri……………..OL………..LB 60……Matt Leigh…………..OL………..DL 62……Matthew Gentry……OL………..DL 63……Keylon Carpenter…..C…………LB 65……BillyMack McAlpin….OL………..DL 66/89..Elijah Johnson…….OL………..DL 69……Hee Chang Lee……..OL………..DL 71……Thomas Lent………..OL………..DL 73……Trent Nelson………..OL………..DL 75/90..Brad Clements…….OL………..DL 77……Ethan Glass………….OL………..DL 82……Jake Rybak………….WR………..DB 85/66..James Kim………… OL…………LB Dominion Christian is located in west Marietta and they have an excellent sports program in other sports. Since this is their first year of football it may take a few games to get their players to jell as a team, but the Knights will be athletic and could surprise everyone this year. ________________________________________________________________________________ East Atlanta Mustangs 2009CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE PICTURE East Atlanta Mustang Roster #….Player’s Name 3….Reginald Spear 7….Rashid Ali 8….Daniel Trout 10..Reid Hawkins 12..Deon Smith 20..Shun Hannah 22..Tyler Rowe 23..Leon Jones 26..Benjamin Herring 28..Jonathan Montgomery 32..Eric Estevez 40..Victor Montgomery 42..Talmadge Broome 45..Michael Diaz 50..Derrick Lynch 51..Preston Rogers 52..Chris Burch 54..Will Blount 55..Dylan Walden 58..Matthew Lugg 63..Jeremy Black 67..Andrew Vadala 69..Kadesh Taylor 72..Hayden Keating-Broyles 74..Tyler Mattingly 75..Matt Tryall 76..Brandon Beam 89..Blake Jones The Mustangs play in Conyers at the Earl O’Neal Sports Complex. Known for their tough defense, East Atlanta is looking to open things up on offense and score some points! This could be the year for the Mustangs who have experience at alot of position! ___________________________________________________________________________________ GF vs Crown 2009 The Georgia Force (white jerseys) opened their 2009 season Saturday night. Georgia Force Roster (HS & MS) 1….Elisha Patterson 2….Thomas Kirby 3….Ryan Reynolds 4….Raymond Smith 6….Blake Bowers 8….Jonathan Kinnemore 9….Kyle Dorsey 10..Matthew Hardin 11..Duncan Grove 12..Ammar Albably 18..Michael Bardsley 21..Tevin Austin 22..Nathan Justus 25..Ben Allison 30..Matthew Atkerson 31..Matthew Thomas 33..Blake Tate 36..Alex Harvie 37..Owen Chasteen 41..Blade King 42..Trevor Scott 43 Chandler Hardin 44..Alex Umstead 45..Joel Moss 46..David Harley 47..Ethan Patterson 48..Brian Oliveria 50..Seth Sullivan 54..Ryan Dorsey 55..Brant Philips 58..J.R. Henson 59..Blake Robinson 61..Vincent “VJ” Harvey 62..Carson Horne 65..Ben Norton 70..Ryan Tatum 71..Zachary Carnill 72..Christopher Elmore 73..Ethan Leggett 75..Blake Soares 78..David Norton 79..Joshua Ingram 80..Andrew Justus 82..Jonathan Marzan 83..Nathan Atkerson 85..Matthew Dunne 90..Hayden Souder Look for the Georgia Force to improve alot over last year and make another bid for a title. The Force defense is tough to score on while the offense features a powerful and quick backfield. Home games will be played at George Pierce Park in Suwanee. ___________________________________________________________________________________ Holy Ground Academy Stallions #….Player’s Name…………Offense…Defense 1….Domote Agan……………RB……. S 2….Nathan Underwood…….WR…… CB 3….Jonathan Merrill………..WR……..S 5….Dontavious Agan……….RB……..CB 9….Allen Patrick…………….WR……..S 10…Lee Neuen……………….QB……..S 12…Ryan Hulvey……………FB……..MLB 15…Chase Mashburn……….TB………CB 24…Jacob Hollingsworth……QB……..OLB 35…Austin Patterson……….FB……..OLB 40…Jose Aviles………………TE……..DE 43…Ian Parham………………TE……..DE 44…Tyler Brown………………G……..OLB 45…Kartwright Asap…………TE……..DE 50…Lee Whisenhunt………….G………DL 53…Austin Edwards…………..G……..MLB 56…Dillan Williams…………….G………DL 58…Cameron Stilly……………G………DL 60…Jerrmy Kitchens………….C………DT 61…Kevin Brock……………….G………DL 63…Jesse Norton……………..C……..OLB 65…Tyler Wright………………T………DL 68…Robert Domergue…………G……..DT 70…Logan Stilly……………….T………DL 73…Levi Edison……………….T……….DL 75…Christian Owens………….T………DT 78…Seth Patterson…………..T………DE 81…Deangelo Agan…………..RB………S 85…Rusty Warren……………WR……..CB 90…Adam Littleton……………T………DT Holy Ground is located in Roopville, just south of Carrollton. The Stallions are a new team and young, but that won’t stop them from lining up and getting after you. Look for the Stallions to sneak up on some teams especially after they’ve played a few games. ______________________________________________________________________ North Georgia Falcons
    North Georgia Falcons

    North Georgia Falcons

    CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE TEAM PICTURE Canyon Pictures North Georgia Falcons roster #…….Players………….Offense….Defense 1……..Ryan Rivers………..WR………LB 2……..Riley Davis………WR/QB…….S 6……..Tim Howard………..QB……….S 12……Jesse Rodgers……..WR……..DB 13……Brett Snyder……….K/P 16……Dan Lutz……………TE……..DB 17……Jared Stephens……WR……..DB 19……Brian Ross………….RB……….CB 20……Estebon Cortes…….WR……..DB 23……Zane McDaniel….TE/QB…….LB 28……Gabe Jefferson…..TE/OL…..LB 29……David Stone………..OL………LB 33……Ben Keeling………..TE/FB…..LB 35……Devin Griffin…….TE/OL…..DL 36……Mike Jefferson…….RB……….LB 38……Christian Jones…….WR……..CB 50……Drew Lee…………….OL………DE 52……Zach Howard……….OL………DL 56……Andrew Ramirez…..OL………LB 62……Hunter Brumfield….OL………DE 63……Alec Beaty…………..OL………DL 66……Kris Setser………….OL………DL 68……Adam Bieber………..OL………DL 78……Micah Nels…………..OL………DL 80……Gordon Thigpen……WR……..DB 88……Elijah Hiers………….WR……..DB North Georgia returns alot of players from last years second place team, but most of their skill position players were backups last year. They are balanced on offense with QB Tim Howard, who can pass effectively and will tuck the ball and run. Defense is led by senior Gabe Jefferson and Ben Keeling at linebackers, with Zach Howard, Devin Griffin and Kris Setser working the line. The Falcons should contend for the title.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________ NYtimes pix 2009 GFC football teams Bartow Generals (Cartersville/Bartow/Gordon/Floyd) Christian Heritage Lions (Dalton/WhitfieldNW Ga) Cumberland Christian Patriots (Marietta/Cobb) Dominion Christian Knights (west Marietta/Cobb) East Atlanta Mustangs (Conyers/Covington/Henry) Georgia Force (Suwanee/Gwinnett/Hall) Holy Ground Baptist Academy Stallions (Roopville/Carrollton) North Georgia Falcons (Cherokee/Forsyth/Pickens/Alpharetta) __________________________________________________________________________ For information about playing, call 770-714-5775. ______________________________________________________________________

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    North Georgia Falcons roster
    #…….Players………….Offense….Defense

    1……..Ryan Rivers………..WR………LB
    2……..Riley Davis………WR/QB…….S
    6……..Tim Howard………..QB……….S
    12……Jesse Rodgers……..WR……..DB
    13……Brett Snyder……….K/P
    16……Dan Lutz……………TE……..DB
    17……Jared Stephens……WR……..DB
    19……Brian Ross………….RB……….CB
    20……Estebon Cortes…….WR……..DB
    23……Zane McDaniel….TE/QB…….LB
    28……Gabe Jefferson…..TE/OL…..LB
    29……David Stone………..OL………LB
    33……Ben Keeling………..TE/FB…..LB
    35……Devin Griffin…….TE/OL…..DL
    36……Mike Jefferson…….RB……….LB
    38……Christian Jones…….WR……..CB
    50……Drew Lee…………….OL………DE
    52……Zach Howard……….OL………DL
    56……Andrew Ramirez…..OL………LB
    62……Hunter Brumfield….OL………DE
    63……Alec Beaty…………..OL………DL
    66……Kris Setser………….OL………DL
    68……Adam Bieber………..OL………DL
    78……Micah Nels…………..OL………DL
    80……Gordon Thigpen……WR……..DB
    88……Elijah Hiers………….WR……..DB

    Welcome to the 2009 GFC Football Season!

    The 2009 GFC Football Season will be an exciting time as 10 high school football teams compete for a championship.  The 10 teams include 5 homeschool teams (Bartow Generals from Cartersville, East Atlanta Mustangs from Conyers, Georgia Force from Suwanee, North Georgia Falcons from Canton and Paulding Panthers from Powder Springs) and 5 Christian school teams (Christian Heritage from Dalton, Dominion Christian from west Marietta, Holy Ground Baptist Academy from Roopville, New Birth Christian Academy from Lithonia and Unity Christian School from Rome).  

     

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