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Mount Pisgah Christian School in Johns Creek (completion of game with second half)
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Mount Pisgah Patriot Athletic Campus
Win 45-28
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King's Ridge Christian School
Home
Paladin Park
Boys win 3-2, girls fall 2-3

Boys MS Tennis Team beats King's Ridge to Improve to 2-0

The boys middle school tennis team has improved to 2-0 to begin the 2021 season.

The boys and girls teams both hosted King's Ridge Christian School at Paladin Park in their second matches of the season.

The boys team posted a 3-2 win, while the girls fought hard in a 2-3 loss.

The Lady Paladins are1-1 overall, and the boys 2-0.

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1A Region Private Championships
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Allatoona Creek Park

Varsity girls, JV boys take first place at Region Cross-Country Meet; Varsity boys and girls teams headed to State Meet

The Fellowship Christian School cross country program had a great day.

At the Region meet held Oct. 26 at Allatoona Creek Park in Acworth, the varsity girls and JV boys teams both placed first. And the varsity boys team brought home second in the team competition.

The varsity boys and girls teams will both compete at the state meet. It’s being held on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the state meet course in Carrollton. The races begin at 11 a.m.

(Photos by Leigh-Ann Thompson)

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Mount Pisgah Christian School in Johns Creek (completion of game with second half)
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Mount Pisgah Patriot Athletic Campus
Win 45-28

Region Championship: Paladins Post 45-28 Victory Over Mount Pisgah to Complete Delayed Game, Notch Eighth Victory of Season, Cap 4-0 Region Campaign

Tonight's game was well worth the wait for the Paladins.

The varsity football team from Fellowship Christian School wrapped up a 45-28 victory at Mount Pisgah Christian School on Oct. 25 to complete a game delayed at halftime on Oct. 22 due to an issue with stadium the lights at the Patriots' sports complex in Johns Creek.

The win gave the Paladins their third straight Region title and the fifth football Region championship in school history. The varsity Paladin football team has now won Region championships in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2016 and 2007.

"It was extremely strange," head coach Tim McFarlin said about playing one half on Friday and one on Monday. "It was a challenge to get ready for tonight. We talked about how to handle it, and we wanted to establish our routine. There was a sense of urgency from the boys. [The credit] belongs to the boys. Football is about the horses and not the wagon. It's all about the kids. They earned this."

Fellowship improved to 4-0 in Region games and 8-1 overall with the victory over the Patriots. Since a road loss at Trinity Christian School in the season's second game, FCS has won seven straight contests. This season, Mount Pisgah is 1-1 in Region games but has two Region contests left: a game at King's Ridge on Oct. 29 and another game against Saint Francis at home on Nov. 5. King's Ridge is 1-3, Lakeview Academy 0-3 and Saint Francis is 1-1 in Region games.

On the first drive of the second half on Oct. 25, the Paladins scored quickly to open up a 10-point cushion. Sophomore Josh Milhollin hauled in a 14-yard TD pass from junior Caleb McMickle at 10:42. Sophomore Nathan Chapman kicked the fifth out of seven extra-points for the game. McMickle threw for more than 100 yards in the game. Junior Nick Persiano, who collected 164 yards and three touchdowns in the game, notched a 37-yard run to open the 52-yard, five-play drive.

Later in the third quarter, Persiano scored from 3 yards out to end a 40-yard drive. That score and kick made the score 38-21 with 2:13 left.

At 9:34 of the fourth quarter the Patriots cut the FCS lead to 10 points – 38-28 – with a rushing TD and extra-point kick.

Persiano's third TD came with 5:45 to play from 13 yards out as Persiano quickly got outside and reached the end zone. Senior Garrett Wagner, who had 122 yards in the game, had a key 18-yard pickup on the ground to start the long drive.

Over the final four series of the game, the Paladins stopped the Patriots on fourth down twice, and Mount Pisgah stopped FCS once on fourth down. The Paladins ran out the clock on the final possession to improve to a 10-7 all-time record over the Patriots in varsity football.

At Mount Pisgah on Oct. 22, Chapman's 29-yard field goal put the Paladins up 24-21 as the horn sounded to end the first half. It capped a 54-yard drive that began as senior Josh Cole scooped up a Patriots fumble with 1:14 to play. The Paladins were driving right to left when some of the lights went out at the stadium and then officials reversed the field, so FCS headed left to right for the drive's final few plays.

The Paladins scored on three out of five possessions in the first half and led 14-7 after the first quarter.

Persiano's 39-yard TD run on FCS' first possession got the team on the board at 8:57. Chapman booted the first of three extra-point kicks in the first half to give FCS a 7-0 lead.

The Patriots answered with a 1-yard TD plunge with 5:02 left to end a 67-yard drive and tied the game on the extra-point kick.

The Paladins went back ahead 14-7 with a long TD pass play. McMickle connected with junior Kyle Elphick on a pass over the middle that went for 53 yards and a score with 1:51 left in the opening quarter.

Mount Pisgah tied the game on the game's next drive.

Freshman Evan Haynes returned the ensuing kickoff 30 yards and the Paladins marched down the field to take a 21-14 lead on a three-play, 65-yard drive. Wagner got outside and sprinted to the end zone for a 10-yard TD run with 8:01 left in the second quarter. Wagner's 43-yard run on a sweep set up 1st-and-goal from the 10.

But the lead didn't last long as Mount Pisgah tied it on an 18-yard touchdown pass play with 5:40 left in the half.

Overall, FCS is 54-52 all-time in Region football contests, and 112-85 overall in varsity football.

(Photos by Milo Falcon)

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Mount Pisgah Christian School in Johns Creek (Game Delayed at Halftime)
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Mount Pisgah Patriot Athletic Campus
Game Delayed at Halftime on Oct. 22

Stadium Light Issue Delays Completion of FCS-Mount Pisgah Contest; Second Half to Be Played Monday, Oct. 25 with FCS Leading 24-21

The Paladins quest for its third straight Region title has been delayed.

Friday's Region match-up between the Fellowship Christian School and rival Mount Pisgah Christian School was called at halftime with the Paladins leading 24-21 due to an issue with the stadium lights in Johns Creek. The game will be resumed at the start of the second half at Mount Pisgah on Monday, Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. with FCS holding a three-point lead.

With a win, FCS can notch its third straight Region title and the fifth in school history. Paladin varsity football teams have won Region championships in 2020, 2019, 2016 and 2007. This contest is FCS' fourth Region game of the year. The Paladins are 3-0 in Region games and 7-1 overall. Since a road loss at Trinity Christian School in the season's second game, FCS has won six straight contests.

This season, Mount Pisgah is 1-0 in Region games but has three Region contests left – FCS, at King's Ridge on Oct. 29 and against Saint Francis at home on Nov. 5.

A win over the Patriots will assure the Paladins of an unbeaten Region record and the title. Lakeview is 0-3 in Region games this season, while King's Ridge is 1-3 and Saint Francis is 1-1. The Knights defeated KR, 30-7, at home on Oct 22.

At Mount Pisgah, sophomore Nathan Chapman's 29-yard field goal put the Paladins up 24-21 as the horn sounded to end the first half. It capped a 54-yard drive that began as senior Josh Cole scooped up a Patriots fumble with 1:14 to play. The Paladins were driving right to left when some of the lights went out at the stadium and then officials reversed the field, so FCS headed left to right for the drive's final few plays.

The Paladins scored on three out of five possessions in the first half and led 14-7 after the first quarter.

Junior Nick Persiano's 39-yard TD run on FCS' first possession got the team on the board at 8:57. Chapman booted the first of three extra-point kicks to give FCS a 7-0 lead.

The Patriots answered with a 1-yard TD plunge with 5:02 left to end a 67-yard drive and tied the game on the extra-point kick.

The Paladins went back ahead 14-7 with a long TD pass play. Quarterback Caleb McMickle connected with fellow junior Kyle Elphick on a pass over the middle that went for 53 yards and a score with 1:51 left in the opening quarter.

Mount Pisgah tied the game on the game's next drive.

Freshman Evan Haynes returned the ensuing kickoff 30 yards and the Paladins marched down the field to take a 21-14 lead on a three-play, 65-yard drive. Senior Garrett Wagner got outside and sprinted to the end zone for a 10-yard TD run with 8:01 left in the second quarter. Wagner's 43-yard run on a sweep set up 1st-and-goal from the 10.

But the lead didn't last long as Mount Pisgah tied it on an 18-yard touchdown pass play with 5:40 left in the half.

(Photos by Milo Falcon)


Paladins Visit Mount Pisgah with Region Title on the Line

It's the biggest matchup of the year for the Paladins.

The varsity football team from Fellowship Christian School faces long-time rival Mount Pisgah Christian School in Johns Creek on Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. with the Region title up for grabs. With a win, FCS can notch its third straight Region title and the fifth in school history. Paladin varsity football teams have won Region championships in 2020, 2019, 2016 and 2007.

The Mount Pisgah Christian School contest is FCS' fourth Region game of the year. The Paladins are 3-0 in Region games and 7-1 overall. Since a road loss at Trinity Christian School in the season's second game, FCS has won six straight contests. The Paladins are coming off a 31-7 Homecoming victory over King's Ridge Christian School.

But to head coach Tim McFarlin this game is really like any other regular-season contest.

"It is just another game for us," McFarlin said. "We won't get caught up in all that [talk about a Region title]. Our team continues to grow and get better each week. They are a solid team. But we have to continue to do the things we have done to get into this position. As every week, we focus on us."

On Oct. 15, the Patriots beat Lakeview Academy, 35-6, in their Homecoming Game to improve to 4-3 overall. This season, Mount Pisgah is 1-0 in Region games but has three Region contests left – FCS, at King's Ridge on Oct. 29 and against Saint Francis at home on Nov. 5.

A win over the Patriots will assure the Paladins of an unbeaten Region record and the title. Entering Friday's games, Lakeview is 0-3 in Region games, King's Ridge is 1-2 and Saint Francis is 0-1.

Fellowship is now 9-7 all-time in varsity football against the Patriots, including a 63-10 Senior Night win last fall. Overall, FCS is 53-52 all-time in Region football contests, and 111-85 overall in varsity football.

This season, the Paladins have shown good balance on offense with 1,256 passing yards and 1,180 rushing yards.

Junior Caleb McMickle has completed 68-of-108 pass attempts for 1,216 yards and 13 touchdowns. He's been intercepted twice and has been sacked just five times. His top target has been sophomore Josh Milhollin, who has 28 catches and 536 yards to go with three TD grabs.

Senior Josh Cole has made nine catches for 185 yards, while junior Kyle Elphick has hauled in eight passes for 173 yards. They share the team lead with four touchdown catches each.

Nick Persiano, a junior, leads the way 76 carries, 13 TD runs and 465 yards. Sophomore Noah Falcon has earned 228 yards on 53 attempts.

Cole tops the squad on defense with 67 tackles, 30 solo stops, 37 assists and seven tackles for a loss. Elphick is next with 37 tackles (13 solo, 24 assists).

Six different Paladin defenders have recorded one interception this year.

(Photos by Milo Falcon)

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Gilmer High School
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Gilmer High School
Win 22-8

Third Straight Win: JV Paladins Improve to 5-1 with win at Gilmer County

The win streak continued for the JV football team from Fellowship Christian School.

Sophomore tight end Christian Easterly grabbed two TD passes as Fellowship posted a 22-8 win over 3A Gilmer High School in Jasper on Oct. 21. It was the last game of the season for the FCS squad.

It was the third straight win for the Paladins.

Fellowship improved to 5-1 overall with the victory.

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Blessed Trinity
Home
Bob Lord Field
Loss 26-6

Season Finale: Paladins Fall in Last Game of Season

The Fellowship Christian School seventh grade football squad lost its last game of the season.

The Paladins fell to Blessed Trinity at Bob Lord Field, 26-6, on Oct. 20.

“They are a very talented team, likely the best in the state,” head coach Marcus Smith said. “That’s not an exaggeration.”

Fellowship ended the season with a 6-2 record. The Paladins lost their final two games of the season following a six-game win streak.

(Submitted photo)

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