Athletic Director Message
What a great night for Frederica Football last Friday. I can't begin to tell you the pride I have for all of our boys and our coaches. When the rankings came out before the start of the playoffs, I felt good about our chances of getting to Macon. It was up to the players and the coaches, and they came through in a huge way. There was no doubt our boys were focused and really wanted this opportunity to play for another state title. Our seniors were sophomores the last time we brought home the coveted state championship, and they know what it took to get there ... grit, toughness, and a resolve to be better each game in the playoffs. This team plays extremely hard, and they are very physical, especially upfront on the offensive and defensive lines. Our defense will let you know on every play it won't be easy to move the ball. It's a lot of fun to watch this team play.

Now, it's on to Mercer University to take on John Mileage Academy in a game that will showcase two GISA powerhouses that have been there before. I hope you're able to join us in Macon to cheer on our Knights. Click here to purchase tickets online. If you are not able to make the trip to Mercer on Friday, GISA will livestream the game.

Go Knights!

Coach Carl Nash
Athletic Director
FA Athletics This Week
Monday at 3:30 PM
MS Boys Soccer at Camden

Monday at 3:30 PM
Varsity Boys Soccer Meeting

Monday at 4:30 PM
MS Girls Soccer at Camden

Monday at 5:30 PM
Varsity Girls Basketball
at Robert Toombs (Lyons)
Dismissal: 1:30 PM
Click HERE for Tickets

Monday at 7:00 PM
Varsity Boys Basketball
at Robert Toombs (Lyons)
Dismissal: 1:30 PM
Click HERE for Tickets

Tuesday at 3:30 PM
Varsity Girls Soccer Meeting

Thursday at 1:00 PM
Cason Cavalier NCAA Signing
Rhodes Golf
Sea Island Green

Friday at 11:45 AM
March to Macon
Football State Championship Send-Off
Sea Island Green

Friday at 8:00 PM
State Football Championship Game
vs. John Milledge Academy
Mercer University in Macon
Five Star Stadium
Click HERE to order tickets.
Click HERE for game information.
Click HERE for directions.
Varsity Soccer Meetings: MONDAY + TUESDAY
Cason Cavalier Signing: THURSDAY
March to Macon Send-Off Celebration
We will send the football team off in style this Friday. Come out and support the Knights as we honor their season and build excitement for the State Championship Game.

The celebration will begin at 11:45 a.m. on the Sea Island Green and include our spirited FA Cheerleaders, an introduction of the 2020 Football Team, and the socially distanced ushering of players to buses as they depart.

All guests should wear masks for the ceremony.
GISA AAA Championship: FRIDAY at 8:00 PM
Student - $10 (plus fees)
Adult - $15 (plus fees)

Advance ticket purchases will close at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. There will be tickets available for purchase at the gate on Friday night.

Fans should not enter the stadium prior to 7:00 p.m., and there are no Passes Out. Any fan who leaves the stadium must pay to return.

GISA is charging $20 (plus fees) to view the State Championship Game Livestream.
Varsity Football
Click HERE and HERE to read Saturday's article from The Brunswick News
We express our gratitude to all of our varsity football livestream sponsors this season. They made it possible for our games to be streamed and restreamed each week at no cost to viewers!
Varsity Girls Basketball
FA 11 | Robert Toombs 17

On Monday night, we played Robert Toombs at home. We started out with a couple of easy baskets in the first quarter but then had difficulty scoring. Regardless of being able to score in the second half, the girls did a great job holding Robert Toombs to 17 points. Megan Trowbridge was the leading scorer with 8 points.

FA 36 | Heritage 22

On Tuesday, we traveled to Heritage. We were slow getting started offensively in the first quarter. We were able to get some steals on our press in the second quarter to go up by 10 at the half. Our shots finally started falling in the third quarter. Sophie Price had 14 points, followed by Maddie Baldwin with 10. The girls did a great job hustling and pushing through fatigue with back to back games!

Go Knights!

Coach Sarah Helder
Varsity Boys Basketball
FA 49 | Robert Toombs 64

Robert Toombs was a tough contest for our Knights. Their big three scored all but three points in the game. It was evident that they had been practicing for a while. We could not find the right ingredient to stop their scoring. We had a hard time putting the ball in the basket, especially in the first half. We struggled scoring in the second and third quarters, but that had a lot to do with the pressure from their defense and how poorly we handled the pressure. They are a good team, and we couldn't answer. We did, however, play hard and never quit. That was the best thing we can hang our hat on as we go forward without our complete team due to several still playing football. Freshman, William Jobe, led us with 20 points. Junior, Jacob O'Connor, scored 12 points, and senior, Xavier Collier scored 11 points.

FA 51 | Heritage Christian 22

Even though the score indicates a solid win for our team, I wasn't all that pleased with our focus throughout the game. Heritage slowed down the tempo, and anytime that happens we seem to play to that tempo. We need to remember that in order for us to compete in our region we must try to control the game at our speed, not our opponent's. With that being said, I do think games like this give all of our players playing time and that is valuable this time of year. Xavier Collier led our team with 21 points, followed by Jacob O'Connor and William Jobe with 10. Ty Pappalardo had six points with two three-pointers on the night. The unfortunate part of the game is that we lost Kenny Quinn with a slight concussion, and protocols will keep him out of the Robert Toombs game. Our last game before finals is tonight against a very strong Robert Toombs team.

Go Knights!

Coach Carl Nash
Varsity Swim
The Varsity Swim Team traveled to Waycross for a very cold Tuesday night meet last week. This is always a tough pool for us, but this hearty group of swimmers did a great job and even swam some state qualifying and personal best times. JJ Briggs and Ashley Prokop swam the 200 Free, a new event for both this year. Ashley's fourth place in this race, as well as her performance in the 50 Free earned her state-qualifying times in both. Katie Eckert swam a solid 100 Breaststroke, even though it was not an event in which she felt very confident, and earned a trip to the state meet in the 50 Free. Grant Offner and Chandler Sitz did a great job swimming in their first Frederica swim meet. We look forward to watching both Chandler and Grant as they spend more time in the pool and continue to get more comfortable. Spencer Sullivan posted another strong performance with competitive times in both the 50 and 100 Free, and Andrew Kaminer finished 10th in the 50 Free and 9th in the 100 Free, earning spots at the state meet in both events. Our girls relay teams faced some tough competition but held their own in both the Freestyle and Medley relays. Holly Lewis and Gillian Sullivan looked very strong in their freestyle and breaststroke, and Cammie Pope’s butterfly was as elegant as always.

This was the last meet of 2020, but the swim team has several more meets after the holidays before the state meet on January 30.
Middle School Girls Soccer
FA 4 | St. Francis 0

The Knights faced the Crusaders on a cold and blustery afternoon. Both Mary Ford Fitzjurls (12 minutes remaining) and Kate Head (8 minutes remaining) scored to bring the score to 2-0 at the end of the first half. The defense played a strong first half keeping the Crusaders scoreless. Mavry Driggers, Nyah Forrester, Audrey Shingler, and Lauren Dunn did a great job.

During the second half, Sofia Gegg scored with 18 minutes remaining and was assisted by Mary Ford. Libby Certain scored her first goal of the year with 6:30 remaining, bringing the score to 4-0. The Knights continued with strong defense in the second half. Well done, Knights!

FA 4 | Jane Macon 0

The Knights were ready to face the Eagles for the second game of the week. During the first five minutes of the first half, the Knights made numerous shots at the goal, and the Eagle goalkeeper was quite busy. The defense of Audrey Shingler, Nyah Forrester, Lauren Dunn, and Mavry Driggers played a solid first half, holding the Eagles scoreless. With 5:40 remaining, Mary Ford threw in the ball to Sofia Gegg, who then scored. Near the end of the first half, Nyah had a strong defensive stop, and there were a number of shots on goal including, one by Catherine Dunn, and a great corner kick by Scout Brummett. The first half ended with FA up, 1-0.

The second half began a bit more slowly, but the pace intensified after the first five minutes. Mary Ford scored on a penalty kick from a handball in the box with 14 minutes remaining.

The final two goals were scored by Scout off of a corner kick and by Catherine from inside the box - through defensive traffic! Nyah, again, had several strong defensive saves. Scout was outstanding throughout the game with corner kicks. Knights win, 4-0!

FA 0 | Glynn Middle 1

The Knights took the field for the third game of the week, and the game was fast-paced. Glynn Middle had a number of good offensive drives in the first half, and the Knight defense was busy moving the ball out of their side of the field. Mavry Driggers had an exceptional game throughout, making several good stops and sending the ball to the other end of the field. Nine minutes into the first half, Glynn Academy scored to take the lead, 1-0.

During the second half, the Knights kept the ball on the Glynn Middle side most of the half, and there were several good shots on goal that just found their way into the opposing goalie’s hands. Mary Ford Fitzjurls had a good attempt with ten minutes remaining. Mavry continued strong defense in the second half as well, and Nyah Forrester had several good stops to keep the score close. A heartbreaking loss – Glynn Middle 1, Knights 0.
Middle School Boys Soccer
FA 5 | St. Francis 0

On Monday, the boys faced off against St. Francis. Determination was etched on the faces of the boys as they took the field. The result was great teamwork. Trey Walbridge, Grant Prokop, and Cullen Kazimir held a steadfast defensive line and Max Byrd scored a hat trick while Luke Smith placed two in the back of the net resulting in a 5-0 win.

FA 0 | Jane Macon 1

On Wednesday, the boys played at home against Jane Macon. Luke Sarzier and Jacob Gordon were outstanding and hustled the entire game. David Beimler made some incredible moves, which made the audience gasp with joy. Yet, for all of their effort, the boys ended the game with a loss. The final score was 0-1.

FA 0 | Glynn Middle 4

On Thursday, the team took the field against Glynn Middle. If there was ever a game to watch, it was this one. The FA boys started the game with a strong defensive line. Grant Prokop marked one of their top players. Luke Smith, Trey Walbridge, Cullen Kazimir, Jacob Gordon, Luke Sarzier, David Beimler, and Smith Veal played zone running for any loose ball and covering the gaps in the field. Max Byrd held his own against a player double his size and refused to let a ball stay in the center of the field by repeatedly pushing the ball forward. The game was amazing and intense as the Glynn Middle School team kept pressure on the field, determined to put the ball in the goal. At halftime, the score was 0-1 in Glynn Middle School's favor. As the second half got underway Glynn Middle came out ready to impose their dominance. Over and over they shot on the goal. Had it not been for the outstanding efforts of Kingston Blogg, FA's goalie, the result would have been vastly different. Kingston was a force to be reckoned with as he caught, deflected, and tapped the balls away from the goal. Although the result of the game was not in our favor (0-4) the Knights could not have played better. This is a team!

Go Knights!

Coach Jill Smith
Scrooge You CASA Glynn 5K
Congratulations to
Andrew Kaminer for placing 2nd and running his best time ever at the 2020 Scrooge You Casa 5K race in Brunswick.

Other Results:
David Garcia - 4th
Elie Runyan - 6th
Luke Smith - 25th
Jill Smith (teacher) - 30th
The Burn Youth Baseball Clinic
This past Sunday, Frederica Academy hosted 50 youth players from around the area for a mini baseball clinic. New FA coach Tim Orlosky, along with Burn coaches Craig Faulkner and Mark Guthrie, hosted young baseball players from 8 to 13 years of age. The coaches covered several parts of the game, from infield to catching and pitching instruction.

With several more in-depth clinics planned for the future, players in the Saint Simons area will have ample opportunity to sharpen their skills with our new coach.
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