Middle School Girls Soccer Championship Match
This Week's FA Athletics
Wednesday @ 5:00 PM
MS Girls Soccer
Championship Match
@ Glynn County Stadium
vs. Glynn Middle

Wednesday Evening
Varsity Basketball @ Memorial
Savannah
Girls @ 6:00 PM
Boys @ 7:30 PM

Friday
Varsity Basketball Tournament
@ Faith Baptist (Ludowici)
Girls vs. Southside Christian at 3:15 PM
Boys vs. Hope Christian at 7:00 PM

Saturday
Varsity Basketball Tournament
@ Faith Baptist (Ludowici)
Times TBD


ATHLETIC EVENTS DURING BREAK

Tuesday, January 4
Varsity Basketball @ Pinewood Christian
Girls @ 6:00 PM
Boys @ 7:30 PM
Holiday Baseball Pitching + Catching Camp
Cost: $200

Available Slots:
  • 40 Pitching slots per age group
  • 10 Catching slots per age group

Instructors: Scotty Bateman, James Houser

Age Groups: 8-12, 13-18

Times
  • 8u - 12u: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (check-in 30 minutes prior)
  • 13 - 18u: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (check-in 30 minutes prior)

Players Will Bring: Pants, sleeves (if cold), cleats, turfs, glove, and any catching gear

Scotty Bateman and James Houser will be coaching our first Holiday Baseball Pitching Camp. Coach Houser was a second round pick in the 2003 draft out of Sarasota High School in Florida. In 2005 and 2006, he was the Tampa Bay Rays Minor League Pitcher of the Year. James made his Major League Baseball debut in 2010 with the Florida Marlins. He currently coaches for the Florida Burn and is a pitching coach at The Out of Door Academy. Coach Houser’s expertise helped lead ODA to their first ever state title this past spring. 

Coach Bateman is currently in his first season as the Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ). He recently completed a summer stint as the Pitching Coach for the Johnstown Mill Rats (PA) of the Prospect League after his second season as the Director of Player Personnel & Analytics for Troy University in Troy, Alabama. Bateman coordinated team analytics through data collected from Trackman, Rapsodo, and Baseball Cloud in order to develop daily practice activities, game plans, and scouting reports. He worked primarily with the pitching staff but also assisted with position players, operations, and equipment. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Scotty Bateman or Tim Orlosky.
Varsity Boys Basketball
FA 59 | Habersham 38

Our first quarter was a good one, not just in scoring but also in the execution of our zone offense. We moved the ball well, and in many possessions all five players touched the ball. That certainly improved over the last game where we were zoned so much. I still wasn't pleased with our defense at times as we were late on getting out to shooters. That will and should improve over time. We were led in scoring by Vic Riden with 20 points, followed by William Jobe with 16, Xavier Preston with 6, and Jacob O'Connor had 3 along with Isaiah Preston. Vic and Xavier had 10 rebounds apiece followed by Jordan Triplett with 6.  


FA 48 | Brantley County 35

This was the game I really wanted to see from our team. Brantley County gave us our only loss this year, 2 weeks ago at their place. They are a feisty, physical team that makes the game ugly for their opponents. They win off their defense and the other team's turnovers. We handled their pressure and physicality with some toughness of our own. We needed this game in the worst way. Our region is very physical and talented, and we must play a competition that will simulate that.  We had some players step up and hit some big shots that helped us build a good lead in the second half; however, Brantley was never out of it because of their pressure. They were a couple turnovers from making it a game. We still had some bad turnovers, and that is a huge concern, but we overcame them by creating some of them ourselves. We pressed them, and they were surprised by that. It helped us to regain the lead and hang on to it. It's a good win, not like a region game, but it gives us confidence and prepares us for the tough road ahead. We were led in scoring by Jacob O'Connor, who came in and buried five 3-point shots to really get us going. Jordan Triplett had 14, followed by William Jobe with 9, TJ Jackson with 4, and Vic Riden with 3.

We are now 7-1 on the year with our next game on Wednesday December 15, at Memorial. Come join us in Savannah for another basketball Knight out.

Go Knights!

Coach Nash
Varsity Girls Basketball
FA 34 | Habersham 21

We had a slow start on Tuesday night against Habersham. We did not shoot the world ball well during the first half. We took a lot of forced shots and turned the ball over. The girls were able to play solid defense to get the win. We held them to 12 points in the second half. Sophie Price was the leading scorer with 8 points.

FA 34 | Brantley 42 

On Friday night, it was a packed house at home. It was a great environment for the girls to play. We started out to a slow start with Brantley outscoring us 16 to 6 in the first quarter. At halftime, we were down by 10. The girls rallied in the third quarter and outscored Brantley by 12 points, taking the lead. With about six minutes left, we were up by 7 and had a couple of mental errors, allowing in Brantley to come back within 2. After two quick threes, Brantley took the lead by 4 points. We got in foul trouble in the fourth quarter with four of our players fouling out. Overall, it was a great game. Brantley is a physical team, and I was proud of the girls for stepping up and fighting back. Sophie Price was the leading score with 14 points.

Go Knights!

Sarah Helder
Varsity + Middle School Swim
The Frederica Academy Varsity and Middle School swim teams competed in the Glynn County December Invite on December 11.  Students competing were Andrew Kaminer, Spencer Sullivan, Cammie Pope, Ashley Prokop, Gillian Sullivan, Ava Layne Hennessy, Julie Evans, Jimmy McQuade, Johnny McQuade, Darshap Patel, Aaron Hamm, Case Mitchell, Clay Sproule, Elliot Sullivan, and Ava Smith. Both teams took second overall in their divisions.

The Varsity Girls Medley Relay consisting of Ashley Prokop, Gillian Sullivan, Cammie Pope, and Caroline McGregor placed third overall, and the Varsity Girls Freestyle Relay made up of Ashley Prokop, Ava Layne Hennessy, Cammie Pope, and Caroline McGregor placed second overall.

The Middle School Freestyle Relay consisting of Case Mitchell, Johnny McQuade, Clay Sproule, and Jimmy McQuade took first place overall.  

For the Varsity Team, the following students placed in the top four of their meets. Andrew Kaminer took first in the 200 IM and third in the 100 freestyle.  Ashley Prokop took second in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 freestyle. Caroline McGregor took third in the 500 freestyle and 100 freestyle. Gillian Sullivan took third in the 200 freestyle and fourth in the 100 breaststroke. Spencer Sullivan took fourth in the 100 yard freestyle and third in the 200 yard freestyle. Cammie Pope took fourth in the 200 yard freestyle.  

For the Middle School Team, Jimmy McQuade dominated and took first in both the 50 breaststroke and 50 freestyle. Case Mitchell placed fourth in the 50 yard freestyle and second in the 50 yard backstroke. Aaron Hamm placed third in the 50 yard backstroke. Clay Sproule took fourth in the 50 yard backstroke. Elliot Sullivan took third in the 50 yard breaststroke. Ava Smith took fourth in the 50 yard breaststroke.  

The season is just getting started, and we have the following students that have already made state qualifying times, most in several events! We congratulate these students and look forward to the rest of the season.

State Qualifiers:

Andrew Kaminer
Spencer Sullivan
Cammie Pope
Ashley Prokop
Gillian Sullivan 
Ava Layne Hennessy
Caroline McGregor
Jimmy McQuade
Ava Smith
Case Mitchell
Clay Sproule
Johnny Mcquade


Go Knights!

Coach Nikki Pope
Middle School Girls Soccer
Frederica Academy vs. Camden Middle School (12/6/21)

The Knights worked throughout the first half with many opportunities to score but were just unable to score until 9 minutes left in the first half. Mary Ford Fitzjurls made a beautiful throw in which resulted in a score by Sofia Gegg. With five minutes remaining in the half, Frederica’s girls had five corner kicks but were unable to score. Both Mary Ford and Lauren Dunn had great opportunities to score with less than 2 minutes remaining, but the Camden goalie was able to stop both attempts.

Frederica had many opportunities to score in the second half including shots by Scout Brummett, Libby Certain, and Mary Ford Fitzjurls, but none were successful. Camden, however, was able to score on a breakaway with 2:30 remaining. The game remained tied, 1-1, as the clock expired. The Knights finished the season 4-0-2, remaining undefeated!


Playoff Semi-Finals vs. St Marys (12/8/21)

Frederica hosted the first round of playoff games to find a much improved St Marys team. Throughout the first half, both teams had scoring opportunities, and goalkeeper, Clare Reid, had several great saves to keep the Knights in the game. The defense of Lauren Dunn, Mary Ford Fitzjurls, Kate Walker, and Lucy Euart were a strong presence as well. Sofia Gegg, Libby Certain, Scout Brummett and Catherine Dunn all had some opportunities to score, but the St. Marys goalkeeper saved all attempts. The first half ended on a heartbreaking goal by St. Marys with less than 1 second remaining on the clock.

The second half was a copy of the first half as each team was evenly matched. With less than 13 minutes remaining, Frederica took a corner kick, which fell into the box, and Sofia Gegg was able to get the ball into the net using her whole body! Frederica continued to have a strong offense for the remaining half, but the game ended tied 1-1. A ten minute overtime period resulted in neither team scoring.

To determine the winner, the game went to penalty kicks. Each team chose five players for penalty kicks, and Clare Reid defended the goal for Frederica. Mary Ford Fitzjurls, Scout Brummett, Sofia Gegg, and Catherine Dunn had no problem scoring four goals for Frederica. Clare was able to stop the shot from the fourth St Marys player. St Marys' goalie was able to stop FA’s fifth shot leaving the score 4-3 in penalty kicks with one St. Marys player remaining. She kicked the ball high, hitting the crossbar, and the Frederica MS girls were winners! For first year goalkeeper Clare Reid, this was a spectacular result. Knights win!

Go Knights!

Coach James Riggs
Middle School Boys Soccer
The Boys Middle School Soccer Team had an outstanding season. We ended the year with a 2-1-4 record. I could not have been prouder of the effort, commitment, and camaraderie they showed on the field this year.

Last week, the boys played a friendly against St. Francis. My favorite line from the night was, "Wow, this is so much fun!" Being a part of a team, standing together for wins and losses, and making fast friendships is what middle school sports is all about.

Gentlemen, well done and thank you.

Go Knights!

Coach Jill Smith
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