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Kenny Roberts Awarded Albany Herald’s “Football Coach of the Year” and Football Players Honored

Coach Kenny Roberts has been selected by the Albany Herald as the “Coach of the Year” for his leadership in the Eagles’ State Championship winning year. Coach Roberts was Interim Football Head Coach for the 2022 football season.

Photo by Dan Mingo.

Several SCA varsity athletes were honored in the Albany Herald for the 2022 high school football season and named to the Albany Herald’s “All-Albany Football Team”:

First Team Offense | Easton Enfinger

Second Team Offense | Tripp Roberts

Second Team Offense | Jude Peavy

Second Team Offense | William Price

Second Team Defense | Maddox Powers

Congratulations to Coach Roberts and the entire SCA varsity football team for a great season and this special recognition!

SCA Athletic Director Jay Flynt recognized Coach Roberts and these athletes this morning in front of their peers.

Article from the Albany Herald: https://www.albanyherald.com/sports/albany-heralds-all-albany-football-team-announced/article_feee2826-9a6c-11ed-9e28-cbc3387aed1d.html

SCA’s Varsity Football Team Wins State Championship

Photo provided by Kim Russell.

Sherwood Christian Academy’s varsity football team are the 2022 GAPPS 8-Man Football Division I-AA State Champions! The Sherwood Christian Academy Eagles won their second state championship in a nail-biting game against the Unity Christian Lions tonight at Legacy Field with a final score of 43-40 on November 25, 2022! The last four minutes of the game was a back-and-forth between Sherwood and Unity, and both teams played well. The Eagles scored in the last 12 seconds to secure their win. SCA won our first state championship in 2014.

The game was broadcast live on the radio with commentary from Alex Kendrick and Jim McBride. Fireworks signaled each touchdown and a fireworks show was displayed after the referees declared the Eagles the winners.

In a pre-game interview for the radio broadcast before the State Championship game, Varsity Football Coach Kenny Roberts said, “These guys have put in the time in the summer and in the weight room. They’ve put in a lot of very hot days working in full pads and working through a rough sport [and physically taxing] like football. These guys have gotten better all year long. Their character has remained strong. So for them to have the chance to play for a state championship and be able to play at home in front of their family and friends…I’m really excited for them!”

This was Coach Roberts’ first year to lead varsity football, and he attributed some of his players’ wins to their steadiness and strong character.

“These athletes are so mature and business-like. They have goals for their games, but it’s their character – they want to do well. Their mind and heart is ready before they come into the locker room. Once they get out there in that battle when they’re competing and they’re having someone who is coming at them just as hard as they are… they remain steady in the things that we worked on. They don’t get frustrated or angry. They just remain steady,” Coach Roberts said.

Video of State Championship celebration by Tommy McBride.

“If we remain steady in what we’ve worked at, we can trust the Lord with the results because we have walked out in obedience in the way that we’re supposed to be doing these things and we can trust Him with how it ends,” Coach Roberts said.

We are so proud of each one of these Eagle athletes who have competed with excellence this season!

Jim McBride and Alex Kendrick provided live commentary of the State Championship game on Albany’s Talk Radio 1590 and 99.3 WALG.
Halftime Radio Show – Listen to Alex Kendrick and Jim McBride interview Coach Kenny Roberts about SCA’s varsity football achievements as heard on Albany’s Talk Radio 1590 and 99.3 WALG, 11/25/22.

ARTICLE from Albany Herald: “From 2-7 to State Champions: Sherwood Christian Beats Unity Christian for Title”

PHOTOS: Photos of the State Championship game by the Albany Herald.

PHOTO GALLERY: Here are some highlights from the 2022 SCA varsity football season! Photography by Dan Mingo, Brian Kelley, and Rebecca Johnson.

I Believe That We Just Won

On Friday, November 21st, the Eagles took on the Calvary Christian Academy Knights for the inaugural GICAA Division 1-AA State Championship title. There was a record crowd in attendance to watch the Eagles play for their first state championship. The Eagles held off the Knights 21-13 in the 4th quarter to take home the trophy.

The team’s record at the end of the season was 11-1. It was an honor to be a part of the inaugural season of the GICAA, a conference where sportsmanship and character rise above competition.

We Are Going To the ‘Ship

The inaugural season of the GICAA has been a great season for the Eagles. With a different schedule from previous seasons, the Eagles walked on to the field of competition not knowing what to expect from their opponents. Barring one loss, the Eagles walked off the field of competition the victors. With a record of 10-1 and for the first time in school history, the Eagles are headed to play for a football state championship on their home field on Friday, Nov. 21.

The excitement will begin with a pep rally on Friday for the team at the upper campus beginning at 11:20 a.m. and lasting until school releases at 12 p.m. Parents are invited to come support their athlete as they get fired up for the game that evening.

Pre-game activities begin at 7:10 p.m. with a spirit line as the boys run out of the locker room. Be there early to show your support for the Eagles! Let’s cheer them on from the beginning.

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. when Sherwood takes on Calvary Christian. You won’t want to miss it.

Also, bring a blanket, scarf, jacket, gloves or anything to keep you warm….it’s supposed to be chilly.

But in the off chance you cannot make it to the game, we are live streaming it so you can watch at home! Just click this link and it will take you to the game. http://new.livestream.com/accounts/409174/events/3597237


Homecoming 2014

If you were at the game last Friday, you could feel the school spirit! From the middle and high school grade floats, to the elementary spirit chain and the alumni attendance, everyone from K5 to graduating classes were out to support the Eagles as they took on Covenant Academy.

The themes of the floats were both creative and hilarious. One even featured a live goat….yeah you heard me right. A great job to all the classes for their creativity and hard work during spirit week. And a special thank you to all the elementary students who came out to the game, helped with the spirit chain and led the team on the field.

Our homecoming court looked OUTSTANDING! All the elected students were honored to represent their classes and made memories that will last a lifetime. Congratulations to Kenney Brown and Leigha Goolsby who were elected Homecoming King and Queen.

We had a great turn out of alumni as well. Over 45 alumni came back to the game to meet up with old friends, see the changes happening at their alma mater and reconnect with teachers whose influence lasted longer than their school years at SCA. The alumni tent highlighted classes celebrating their 20, 15, 10 and 5 year graduations. It was cool to see all the accomplishments of those classes!

And a win 41-6 topped off a great night! Thank you to everyone who made this night a success.

WALB’s Player of the Week: Chaznic Griffin #11

SCA’s own Chaznic Griffin was selected as WALB’s Player of the Week, the week of October 8th, 2014. We are so proud of Chaz’s many accomplishments on and off the field. It takes a team to make individuals talent shine, so a big congratulations to the entire team for this award! To watch the television spot on Chaz’s award click here. Below is an excerpt from the spot.

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Sherwood Christian’s first season in the GICAA is going swimmingly, and it seems they’ve found a budding star in junior Chaznic Griffin.

Griffin helped the Eagles blow out previously undefeated Thomas Jefferson Academy Friday night, and he did it on both sides of the ball.

SCA lead 27-7 after the first quarter thanks to a pair of Griffin receiving touchdowns.

But he put the exclamation point on the victory in the fourth quarter when he returned an interception 70 yards for a score.

So which way does he prefer to score: offensively or defensively? He says it doesn’t matter.

“The defensive one was more exciting, but they’re both equal to me because they both help the team,” he says.

The Eagles are now 4-1 with the big win, which Griffin credits to a week of working hard in practice.

“We knew we were playing a good team, so we prepared and we executed in practice and that played over to the game,” he says.

Elementary Homecoming Pep Rally

On October 9, the Thursday before Homecoming, the cheerleaders and a few football players put on a pep rally at the Lower Campus for the elementary students. The cheerleaders led the students in several cheers and gave them a preview of the routine they will perform at homecoming. Coach Covington let the students participate in “clap drill” and taught them several chants the football players do in the locker room and on the field. The football players also gave a drill demonstration of going “one-on-one.” The student pick Big Steven ended up being bested by Big Ben 🙂 Coach invited any junior football players to join the team in the locker room at 7:15 the night of the homecoming game, and a select few will even get to lead the team out on the field! After a spirit line, it was back to class for the elementary students and back to the Upper Campus for the cheerleaders and football players. It was a great time to spend together and see all the school spirit through every grade level!


It’s SPIRIT week at SCA and what a fun week it is going to be! Below is the schedule for each day of spirit week. Be sure to check back in with the blog next week to see all the great pictures from Homecoming week.

(Seniors should plan to stay at school all day for special after-lunch activities.)

MONDAY, October 6  

Nerd Day-Come to school dressed as a Nerd.

Chapel Schedule with senior court members giving speeches & HS voting for King & Queen.

1:57-3:10 PM          High School Meets in Gym after lunch

Game of the Day-Basketball

9th vs. 10th; 11th vs. 12th; consolation game; championship game

*Senior class to sell concessions

TUESDAY, October 7 

You are What You Eat Day-Dress like your favorite food.  (i.e. Wear a Mountain Dew T-shirt, or string boxes of nerds together as a necklace, etc.)

1:40-3:10 PM          High School Meets in Gym after lunch

Game of the Day-Soccer

9th vs. 10th; 11th vs. 12th; consolation game; championship game

*Senior class to sell concessions

WEDNESDAY, October 8 

Way Back Decade Wednesday-Dress from a certain decade.

1:40-3:10 PM          High School Meets in Gym after lunch

Game of the Day-Volleyball

9th vs. 10th; 11th vs. 12th; consolation game; championship game

*Senior class to sell concessions

THURSDAY, October 9

Animal Day-Dress in your favorite animal costume.

12:00-1:00 PM       Homecoming Court practices at the Stadium

1:15 PM                   Elementary Pep Rally participants leave UC

1:40-3:10 PM          All grade levels work on floats & banners

2:00-2:30 PM          Elementary Pep Rally @ Elementary School-2:00-2:30 PM


SCA Spirit Day-wear Red, White, Blue, SCA gear, t-shirts, jeans, shorts, etc.

Homecoming Day Schedule-3 academic classes & lunch finished by 12:30 PM

12:35-2:25 PM       All students, class sponsors, and grade level parents work
on class floats/vehicles & class banners

2:30-3:10 PM        Pep Rally @ the Secondary School in Gym
3:15-6:00 PM         Class banners to be hung at stadium on TOP fence above bleachers using zip ties. Final touches on class floats.
*Float/Vehicles to be parked on Pavilion side of stadium.
6:00-6:45 PM         Homecoming Court Pictures

6:45 PM                 Class Parade Vehicles line up on Pavilion Side in grade level order with 6th grade first

6:55 -7:10 PM        Homecoming Parade around Stadium

7:15 PM                  Elementary Spirit Link

7:30 PM                  Kickoff between SCA & Covenant Academy

Halftime                 Homecoming Court presentation

                                Crowning of 2014 King & Queen

Stadium Renovations

If you have been out to the stadium recently, you might have noticed a few changes. The new color is probably the first thing you noticed, followed by the upgraded press box and the re-boarded visitor bleachers. Then you saw the freshly painted concession stand, softball and baseball dugouts, and their respective press boxes. All structures looking good for the new sports seasons this school year. But how did it all happen?


Volunteers sacrificed their time and clean clothes to improve our school. Over 25 people came out over the summer to give the existing structures a new paint job. One man who went above and beyond was Thomas Broome. In the heat of summer, he pressure washed the entire stadium and other structures, and did A LOT of the painting himself. He might not have wanted any praise, but he is going to get it! Thank you Thomas for all your hard work. It did not go unnoticed, and we are so glad to have you on our team!

The press box structure was in need of an upgrade as well. Mitch Summerell handled the construction of our new press box which includes easy-care vinyl siding, rolling metal doors, ceiling fans and a new roof. Thank you for your work!

Sherwood Recreation also handled re-boarding the visitor bleachers. We are sure the visitors will be happy about that!

We will need more volunteers in the future for other projects. Stay connected by checking in with the Booster Club on how you can help.


#33, Kenney Brown


Our own, Kenney Brown was just highlighted in an article in The Albany Herald. His work ethic and determination have garnered attention throughout our region. We are all so proud of you #33! Below is an excerpt from the article.

ALBANY — Over and over again, Sherwood football player Kenney Brown got slammed to the ground.

Right there in front of his teammates during an “Oklahoma” drill four years ago, the young freshman got tackled again and again and again …

But he kept rising to his feet, and that’s when Sherwood football coach Otis Covington knew.

“That’s when I knew that this kid was going to be special,” Covington said. “We put him up against a bunch of seniors, and they were wearing him out. Typically, kids will start to motor down when that happens, but Kenney kept getting up and asking for one more.”

To read the whole article click here.