This Week's FA Athletics

Tuesday Evening
Varsity Basketball @ Home
vs. Habersham
Girls @ 5:30 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM

Wednesday @ 4:00 PM
Semi-Final Game @ HOME (vs. St. Marys)
Winner Advances to 12/15 Championship Game

Wednesday @ 5:00 PM
MS BOYS Soccer
"Friendly" Game @ HOME
vs. St. Francis

FA Booster Club
Spirit Wear Christmas Sale
Gym Lobby
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Friday Evening
Varsity Basketball @ Home
vs. Brantley County High School
Girls @ 5:30 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM

Glynn County Swim Meet
MS + Varsity Teams
Golden Isles YMCA
Varsity Home Basketball Games
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

  • 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 58  | Faith Baptist 39

We started out the game not ready to play. That's on me as the coach. I didn't think we were focused enough to start a game. There could have been many factors.  We were down at halftime 22-25. It was a half of poor shot selection, missed shots, missed free throws, and turnovers. That will get you down quickly to any team. Our defense was okay, not great, but it kept us in the game. 

The second half was much better. I think our discussion at the break helped us realize that we needed to play harder and with more focus. We ended up outscoring Faith Baptist 36-14 in the second half and winning the game by 19. We did a great job on the boards, especially offensively. Vic Riden and Jordan Triplett once again were a terror on the boards and led us in rebounding. William Jobe led the team in scoring with 19 points, followed by Vic Riden with 16 points, TJ Jackson with 8 points, Jacob O'Connor with 5 points, Jordan Triplett with 4 points, and Grant Moore and Xavier Preston had 2 points each.

FA 32 | Brantley County 43

In our game against Brantley County, neither club could get any offense going. It was a very physical game with a lot of violations. We had difficulty with their physicality, which I anticipated. It was a good game in that sense as we hadn't seen that in our previous five games. We were inconsistent shooting fouls on this night. We shot 30% from the line in a tight game. We had to foul at the last minute hoping they would miss a couple of free throws to give us a chance to have a few more offensive possessions. They made their free throws, and we lost by 11. Our turnovers once again were an issue; however, if we can learn from this game and play tougher as individuals and as a team these kinds of games are definitely worth it.

William Jobe and Jacob O'Connor lead us in scoring with 8 apiece, followed by Xavier Preston with 6, TJ Jackson and Jordan Triplett had 4 apiece, and Bryce Reilly had 2.  

Our next two games are at home, this Tuesday against Habersham and Friday with a rematch against Brantley Country.  

Go Knights!

Coach Nash
Varsity Girls Basketball
FA 37 | Faith Baptist 24

Last Tuesday night, the girls traveled to Faith Baptist. They did a great job of working the ball and running our offense. Margaret Gandy was the leading scorer with 11 points. We had nine girls score, and we limited our turnovers to eight. I was proud of the team effort on Tuesday night. 

FA 45 | Brantley 60

On Thursday night, we traveled to Brantley. It was a great basketball environment. Brantley had a great turnout, and the gym was loud. We trailed by five at the half. Brantley came out strong in the 3rd quarter, outscoring us 21-10. We got a little deflated after the third quarter. Tiana Jackson had 16 points, and Margaret Gandy followed with 12 points. I am looking forward to playing Brantley again this Friday at home and continuing to improve.

Go Knights!

Sarah Helder
Varsity Swim
The Varsity swim team had a meet at Camden County on Saturday, December 4. Seven swimmers attended, and we had several state qualifying times. We are very excited about the year. We have a Varsity and Middle School meet this Saturday at the YMCA in Brunswick. 

Go Knights!

Coach Nikki Pope
Middle School Boys Soccer
Last week was an exciting week for FA Middle School Soccer.

On Wednesday, FA played Jane Macon. The boys showed up to the field ready to win. Electricity filled the air as they stepped onto the field. Once the whistle blew, it was on. The ball went back and forth on the field, but FA was clearly in control. In the first half, Jaylen Baldwin, on an incredible breakaway, placed a shot beautifully in the back of their goal. Unfortunately, during the second half, Jane Macon responded with a goal of their own. It was tied, and the boys knew it was now or never. With a beautiful drive down the left side of the field, David Beimler made a pass to the inside 10-yard line. The ball bounced between numerous players and was ultimately placed in the corner by Smith Veal. The game ended with a 2-1 win!

FA faced Glynn Middle on Thursday. This opponent was fierce. However, the FA boys held their own. During the first half, Glynn Middle scored a quick goal. Jaylen Baldwin, using his speed, responded by placing a goal in the back of their net. Furious, Glynn Middle responded by scoring another goal. The half ended 2-1. The FA boys played incredible defense. Over and over, Glynn Middle drove the ball down, and over and over the FA Knights kicked the ball back towards their side of the field. The game ended in a loss of 1-4, but the Knights left the field pleased with their performance. 

I could not be prouder of the performance of the FA Boys Middle School Soccer team this past week. What sets them apart from the other teams is their heart. The fellas put it all on the field. They come off the field at the end of the game and you can see by their exhausted expressions that they have given their best. 

Team sports provide life lessons. In life, performing your best is all anyone could ever ask of you. You learn to give it your all in the classroom, in the field or court, in an academic setting, and in a job. Additionally, any team requires support. Thank you to each and every player who provides support and encouragement to those around you. On the FA boys soccer team, all players are essential. 

Go Knights!

Coach Jill Smith
Middle School Girls Soccer
Frederica MS Girls vs. Jane Macon MS Girls – December 1, 2021
The Knights traveled to Jane Macon and played strong throughout. Within the first ten minutes, Scout Brummett had several shots on goal. Mary Ford Fitzjurls was able to save a breakaway by Jane Macon with 11 minutes gone in the first half. Sofia Gegg had several attempts at scoring and was able to score with three minutes remaining in the first half on a beautiful pass from Mary Ford. Sofia had another goal on an assist from Catherine Dunn near the end of the first half. All the defenders (Mary Ford Fitzjurls, Lauren Dunn, Kate Walker, and Lucy Euart) played well to keep Jane Macon scoreless. 
The second half continued with a strong offense. Scout took no time to score with only two minutes into the half with an assist from Sofia. The Eagles were able to score ten minutes into the second half bringing the score to 3-1. Sofia scored again near the halfway point in the half. Mary Ford had a strong free-kick, and Scout scored with five minutes remaining on a beautiful backward kick into the goal. The defensive line was also strong during the second half. The game ended 5-1. Knights win! 

Frederica MS Girls vs. Glynn MS Girls – December 2, 2021

The Knights hosted the Hurricanes at home, and the game did not disappoint. During the first half, the Glynn Middle girls had a lot of offensive pressure. They controlled the ball possession and were able to score a goal with four minutes left in the first half. Glynn Middle had several other scoring opportunities with multiple corner kicks, but none were successful. 

The second half was a different story. The Knights came out ready to play and dominated the ball possession in the second half. Both Catherine and Lauren Dunn were important to the outcome, and Sofia Gegg and Scout Brummett had opportunities to score. With four minutes gone in the first half, Catherine Dunn scored sending the ball past the Glynn goalkeeper. Both Eliza Veal and Lauren Dunn had great defensive stops throughout the second half. With three minutes remaining, Frederica had a great opportunity to score but Glynn’s defense prevented Sofia from scoring. The game ended in a tie, 1-1.

Go Knights!

Coach James Riggs
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