Varsity Football Headed to Playoffs
Going into the final regular season game at South Pittsburgh this Friday night, Coach Bob Ateca’s team finds itself in what amounts to the district championship game.Coach Ateca and his staff have blended a lot of youth with a little experience to get the young Golden Eagles to this point. With a current record of 5-4, Grace is already guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, having won three out of four district games to this point. The only thing that remains to be determined is whether they will be hosting the first round playoff game as a #2 seed or find themselves on the road as #3 seed. All of that, however, will be sorted out before this Friday night is over.
This season has been highlighted by some big wins and unusual events. Homecoming is a perfect example.The homecoming court, as has become customary, was ferried by local Corvette Club. The homecoming ceremonies went off perfectly and many alumni were present to witness the proceedings as well as the crowning of Abigail Smith as Princess and Katie Stead as Homecoming Queen.
The football team was in a 6-6 tie with Tennessee Christian Prep at the end of the first quarter…and then the rains came.Delayed by lightning, and after almost an hour of consultations between coaches, officials and administration, it was decided that the game would resume the next night.Saturday evening we picked up where we had left off on Friday night, and experienced a thrilling 28-20 double overtime win!
Non-district wins such as these have also contributed to securing Grace’s playoff spot this year.Congratulations and all our best wishes as the Golden Eagles continue to rise!
2014 Season Recap
The Grace Academy football team is coming off of a season that saw a lot of growth. The Golden Eagles will be returning the core of this year's team as well as adding a freshman class that should add quite a bit of depth to the team. Quarterback Jared Thompson will be returning for his junior season, and...