Athletic Director Message
It always amazes me when I watch our student-athletes in their sports. No matter the difficulties, they push themselves to do their best for their teammates, coaches, and school. I again witnessed that with our Cross Country teams this past Saturday in Macon at the GISA AAA State Meet. The course was wet from the morning rain, and there were over 200 runners in each of the boys and girls races. I'm proud of all our athletes for running so well under the circumstances. We can boast that our own Ellie Runyan is the 2020 GISA AAA Girls State Cross Country Champion. Ellie ran her personal best and blew the competition away. Katelyn Sitz had a great morning, taking 5th place in the state. Anytime you're in the top 10, you are among the elite runners in the state. All of our girls ran extremely hard, and it was so great to see them compete. I want to say how sorry I am for Josie Brock, as she had to drop out of the race due to a medical condition. It is so hard on competitive athletes who have this happen in a meet. Josie will be back stronger than ever next season. All but two runners from this year's state team return for next season.

Our boys team surprised many at the meet. We narrowly missed taking 2nd place as a team. It was thrilling to see them do so well. All of the boys ran extremely well, most of them having personal best times. I especially want to recognize and congratulate two of our runners who both ran personal best times and landed in the top 10. Andrew Kaminer placed fourth and Dylan McHugh finished in 9th place.

I would like to thank all of our senior runners for everything they have done for FA. You all displayed your skills and toughness to represent us as true Knights.

Girl Senior Runners
Cate Seymour    
Virginia Anne Tennant

Boy Senior Runners
Dylan McHugh
Camden Truett

Middle School Soccer begins today with a home contest against Risley. The first match is our girls team at 3:30 p.m., and the boys team follows at 4:30 p.m. Good luck to both teams and our coaches, Jill Smith and Jimmy Riggs.

Don't forget about the Frederica Academy Invitational Swim Meet this Saturday at the YMCA of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick. We have a strong group of swimmers, and we are looking forward to seeing them in the pool. Warm-ups start at 9:00 a.m., and the meet starts at 10:00 a.m.

As you may recall, we were scheduled to play St. Andrew's in varsity football this past Friday night, but the game was postponed due to COVID concerns at St. Andrews. GISA officials notified us this afternoon to let us know that St. Andrew's has decided to forfeit its game against us and not try to reschedule it. Therefore, we now only have two more regular season games remaining: the game on Friday night at Pinewood and Senior Night next Friday night at home against Trinity Christian.

Congratulations to all of our student-athletes this fall.

Go Knights!

Coach Carl Nash
FA Athletics This Week
Monday at 3:30 PM
MS Girls Soccer at Home vs. Risley
Dismissal at 2:25 PM

Monday at 4:30 PM
MS Boys Soccer at Home vs. Risley
Dismissal at 3:20 PM

Wednesday at 7:00 PM
FA Knights Coach's Show with Coach Derric
Gnat's Landing

Thursday at 3:30 PM
MS Girls Soccer at St. Marys
Dismissal at 1:05 PM
Departure at 1:25 PM

Thursday at 4:30 PM
MS Boys Soccer at St. Marys

School-Wide Spirit Day

Friday at 3:00 PM
Varsity Swim Meet
GA/BHS Invitational

Friday at 7:30 PM
Varsity Football at Pinewood
Click HERE for ticket information.

Saturday at 10:00 AM
MS + Varsity Swim Meet
Frederica Invitational

Sunday at 8:00 PM
Coach Brandon Derrick Radio Show
Middle School Soccer Season Starts Today
Spectator Guidelines:

  • There are no limitations regarding spectator attendance at Middle School soccer games.
  • Tickets are not required for entry.
  • Middle School soccer families are encouraged to join the FA Booster Club in recognition of free admission. Click here to join.
  • All spectators are required to wear a mask when entering the gate and social distance while in attendance.
  • Admission is free.
  • Spectators for the visiting team must sit on the visitor side of the field.
  • No concessions. Fans are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages.
  • Games will not be livestreamed.
St. Andrew's has decided to forfeit its varsity football game against us instead of trying to reschedule the game.

Varsity Football Game: FRIDAY
Pinewood Christian will host our FA Knights in Bellville on Friday night. Pinewood officials have limited the number of tickets available to both teams and require all tickets to be purchased in advance.
The Frederica Academy Invitational Swim Meet will take place at the YMCA of Coastal Georgia on Saturday, November 14. This is a very large meet with schools from throughout Georgia competing.


Volunteers are needed to help host the event. There are two 2-hour shifts (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM). Please use the button below to email Nikki Pope to let her know if you are interested and available to volunteer. Thank you!
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Varsity Cross Country
Our FA Varsity Cross Country season came to an end on Saturday. It was a bittersweet ending. The girls had their goal of a state championship dampened, placing 3rd overall. Even after losing Josie Brock due to a migraine headache, the girls ran with a lot of heart and pride. Ellie Runyan ran a personal record and came in 1st place to claim the title as State Champion. Katelyn Sitz ran a PR and placed 5th. We had a better team total time than the 2nd place time by two seconds.

The boys team ran with guts and determination. The guys had a goal of bettering last year's 7th place finish, and they reached that goal. Andrew Kaminer ran an outstanding time of 18:27, placing 4th in the state. He not only had a PR but may have set a new school record, too. Dylan McHugh finished his running career placing 9th and a PR of 19:11. The boys reached their goal of finishing 3rd in the state and just missed being runner up by 1 point.

The future looks bright for both teams. We do lose Dylan McHugh, Camden Truett, Cate Seymour, and Virginia Anne Tennant, but we have some 8th Graders coming up who show a lot of promise.

Go Knights!

Coach Al Stasko
Varsity Swim
The Varsity Swim team attended the Gator Invitational Swim Meet on Saturday, November 7. Only five varsity swimmers were able to attend, but these swimmers had a great showing. Spencer Sullivan won his heat in the 50 Free, and set his personal best time. Spencer also swam the difficult 100 Butterfly. Ashley Prokop and Cammie Pope finished 1st and 2nd respectively in their heat of the 50 Free and both earned qualifying times to the state swim competition. Ashley and Cammie also swam the 100 Freestyle and took 6th and 7th place overall, earning points for the team. Ashley's time secured her another bid to state. JJ Briggs swam the 100 Breaststroke, took second in his heat, and earned a qualifying state time. Freshman, Gillian Sullivan, shaved over 14 seconds off of her 100 Breaststroke and finished third in her heat. The amount of swimmers attending this event was very large as swim events have been scarce with COVID. The qualifying times for state for Varsity are difficult. We are very proud to already have four qualifying times in our first meet! The Varsity team swims again Friday night, November 13, at the GA/BHS Invitational and then returns to the pool the next morning for the Frederica Academy Invitational Swim Meet. We are looking forward to a great season!

Go Knights!

Coach Nikki Pope
Middle School Swim
The Middle School Swim team attended its first swim meet in Waycross on Friday, November 6. Of the seven swimmers attending, only one was a returning swimmer. Lea Maye Smith, our veteran Middle School swimmer, had an amazing night. Lea Maye took 4th place in the 50 Freestyle event. This event had 44 swimmers participating! Lea Maye swam her personal best in this event and secured a bid to the state swim competition. Jimmy McQuade also had a great night. Jimmy earned 8th place in the 50 Freestyle and 9th in the 50 Breaststroke. This was Jimmy's first swim meet, and he earned two bids to state! Connor Pope, Jayden Spivey, and Laila Gilbert performed very well in the 50 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle. These new swimmers swam a distance swim with the 100 Freestyle and did awesome! Maggie Dorminy and Emily Wyrick both swam the 50 Breast and 50 Freestyle and set great beginning times. Maggie and Emily just finished other fall sports before beginning to prepare for the swim season, so their performances Friday night truly were outstanding. We are very excited about this season for our Middle School team! Their next meet is Frederica Academy's Invitational Swim Meet on November 14.

Go Knights!

Coach Nikki Pope
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