Varsity Boys Soccer
2018: GHSA Class A Elite Eight
2017: GHSA Class A Elite Eight
2016: Area Champions and GHSA Single A Runner-up (17-4 record, including school-record 15-game win streak)
2015: Area Champions and GHSA Single A Final Four (School-record 17-2-1 mark)
2014: GHSA Class A Sweet Sixteen
2013: GHSA Class A Elite 8
2012: GHSA Class A First Round
2008: Area Champions
(2020 Team Picture by Edge Photo Studios)
Paladins Post Area Win at Saint Francis
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys soccer team ended a two-game losing streak with a road victory on March 12.
The Paladins (1-2 in Area play and 3-4 overall) posted a 6-2 win at Saint Francis in Alpharetta. It was an Area match.
Junior Brad Rodgers recorded the hat trick for FCS, which led 3-0 at halftime.
In the first half, sophomore Jacob Welty scored a memorable goal early in the contest with a side volley from about 18 yards, while Brad Rodgers tallied the second goal, which truly was a thing of beauty, multiple one and two touch combination passing led to a beautiful penetrating ball that Rodgers ran onto and smashed into the Saint Francis net at 11:23 and his brother Matt Rodgers (a junior) tallied a goal with 20 seconds left in the half.
Following a Knight goal early in the second half, freshman Ethan Durham scored at 25:59 for Fellowship. Brad Rodgers answered another Saint Francis goal with two more tallies at 15:12 and 11:14.
FCS out shot Saint Francis 8-6 in the first half. The Knights took seven shots in the second half to six from FCS.
Freshman Trey Weatherby recorded six saves in the first half, and junior Jackson Albee finished with six saves in the final 40 minutes.
"This was in my opinion our most complete performance this season," head coach Andy Trevers said. "In the first half we truly dominated play and the scoreboard at half time reflected that fact. In the second half, FCS started a little slow, but to Saint Francis credit they dominated the first 15 minutes and pulled an early goal back. However, I was very proud of the way the boys rebounded to get back into the game. The remainder of the second half was a very even contest. FCS capitalized on finishing the chances they created, something that has escaped them in prior matches, and continued to keep a two-goal lead for the remainder of the match. We had numerous strong performances in this game. Of course the goal scorers are so important, but our midfield trio of Sawyer, Welty and Hungerbuhler won the area of the field, that was key."
It could be the last soccer game in a little while for the Paladins.
"With the events of the last few weeks and decisions to close down most school systems, we are praying for everyone as they navigate the next few weeks and supernatural wisdom and discernment for the governing bodies who have some challenging decision to make in the coming weeks," Trevers said.
(Photos by Martha Heid and Scott Sawyer)
Late Goal Hands Paladins a Loss to KR on the Road
Despite a strong effort, the Fellowship Christian School varsity boys soccer team came up a little bit short in its last match.
The Paladins dropped a 3-2 decision in a hard-fought Area match played on March 6 at King’s Ridge Christian School.
Freshman Bradley Hungerbuhler scored both goals for FCS, which led 1-0 at halftime.
The Tigers ted the match at 1-1 on a goal off a corner kick early in the second half.
Hungerbuhler’s second goal put FCS in front 2-1 with about 20 minutes left. However, King’s Ridge tied it with about eight minutes left and scored the winning tally on a PK late in the contest.
Freshman Trey Weatherby played well in the goal for the Paladins, now 0-2 in Area play and 2-4 overall.
(Photos by Scott Sawyer)
Tough Loss: Paladins fall to Mount Pisgah
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys soccer team could not capitalize on its scoring chances and fell in a hard-fought Area match on March 3.
The Paladins dropped a 3-1 Area match to Mount Pisgah Christian School at Bob Lord Field despite several very good scoring chances in both halves.
Mount Pisgah led 1-0 at halftime. Mike Chesbrough scored on the rebound of his own PK with seven minutes left. FCS could not score on 3-4 very good opportunities in the first 40 minutes, including wide shots by freshman Ethan Durham at 19:20 and another one by a teammate with 12:00 left.
In the second half, freshman Bradley Hungerbuhler’s shot just trickled wide of the net with 15:40 to play. Senior Jack Sawyer’s corner kick with 11:36 to play was stopped by goalkeeper Coleman Smith, and Fellowship could not put home another Sawyer corner with 7:36 left.
Owen Lindsey scored twice in the second half for the Patriots at 36:33 and 6:34, and the Paladins’ lone score came on an own goal with 29:07 to play.
"This was a hard fought battle as both teams played with intensity and energy," head coach Andy Trevers said. "We unfortunately are suffering the inability to convert good scoring chances, something as coaches we know we need to help improve. But I would be remiss if I did not mention the excellent goalkeeping of both goalkeepers this evening as they each had huge contributions for their teams. What I love is seeing new and better things in every game, so I am very pleased with the teams progress."
The Paladins out shot the Patriots, 19-9. Smith posted 18 saves, and FCS freshman Trey Weatherby had an outstanding performance with six saves.
Paladins Post 7-1 Victory at Home
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys soccer team showed some very strong offense in a home victory on Feb. 28.
The Paladins evened their record at 2-2 with a 7-1 non-Area victory over Mt. Bethel Christian Academy at Bob Lord Field.
Freshman Ethan Durham led the way with three goals, while freshman Bradley Hungerbuhler scored two goals.
Freshman Kevin Ghobrial netted his first varsity goal in the contest.
Junior Matt Rodgers also scored a goal.
The Paladins out shot Mt. Bethel, 39-6. Freshman Trey Weatherby recorded five saves to earn the win.
Bryan Sullivan, the backup goaltender, replaced injured starter Ben Williford early in the first half and recorded many saves to keep Mt. Bethel close.
“With Area play beginning next week it was important to challenge the team with being more consistent throughout the entire contest," head coach Andy Trevers said. "The boys showed a much higher level of play for 80 minutes, and this reflected on the field and the final outcome. Our speed of play and creativity at times was fantastic. Now onto Area, and although you really cannot tell too much from results, this Area looks to be setting up as a fun season long battle for the two teams fighting for a State Playoff berth.”
Fellowships teams open Area play on March 3 when they host Mount Pisgah Christian School. The girls match begins at 5 p.m., followed by the boys contest.
On Friday night, the Paladins jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first half on two goals by Durham, and goals from Ghobrial, Hungerbuhler and Rodgers. The goals came at 26:30, 20:33, 15:59, 10:40 and 8:16 of the first half.
Following Alex Lattimore’s goal for the Eagles at 31:30 of the second half, the Paladins scored at 27:13 (Durham) and at 10:18 (Hungerbuhler).
Paladins Battle Hard in Loss at Providence
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys soccer team had a strong showing, but it was not enough in a physical non-Area contest.
The Paladins (1-2 overall) scored two late goals from junior Matt Rodgers in a span of 1:19 in a 5-3 loss to Providence Christian Academy at Vaught Stadium in Lilburn on Feb. 21. Rodgers scored with 2:52 and 1:33 to go after the Paladins fell behind by four goals.
FCS scored first in the contest seven minutes into the game on a tally by junior Brad Rodgers, and had a handful of other good opportunities in the first half to extend their lead. But Providence scored twice to take a 2-1 halftime lead on a PK and then a nice finish from the top of the box. The Storm’s goals came at 27:30 and with 56 seconds left.
“We played a strong first 40 minutes, and on the run of play felt we were unfortunate to be behind at halftime,” head coach Andy Trevers said. "Sometimes the scoreboard is not kind, especially when you have had the Lion’s share of the play.”
The second half was a different story, Providence started stronger and showed that dominance scoring 3 times unanswered at 29:03, 25:44 and 9:38.
"Fellowship rallied for a stronger finish, despite the scoreboard, there were many positives for Fellowship “ Trevers said. "We are without question showing strong foundations on which to build."
Freshman Trey Weatherby made five saves, and junior Jackson Albee recorded one.
(Photos by Martha Heid and Scott Sawyer)
Paladins Blank Landmark for First Victory of 2020
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys soccer team posted a shutout victory on the road on Feb. 11.
The Paladins (1-1 overall) notched a 3-0 victory over Landmark Christian School at Peachtree City MOBA’s turf soccer stadium. The game was moved to Peachtree City due to wet weather conditions at Landmark’s home field.
On a rainy night, two freshmen players netted their first varsity goals in the victory.
FCS’ goal scorers in the game were junior Brad Rodgers and freshmen Ethan Durham and Bradley Hungerbuhler. Both Rodgers and Durham picked up an assist in the match.
Freshman Trey Weatherby played in goal for Fellowship and earned the clean sheet.
The game was scoreless in the second half. FCS led 3-0 at halftime.
(Photos by John Heid and Scott Sawyer)