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Falcons Accomplishments

(Click on Season to see webpage) _____________________ 2013 Season

NHFA Sun Bowl Champions _____________________ 2012 Season

GFC West Division Champions _____________________ 2011-2012 Season

ACCE Basketball Champions> _____________________ 2011 Season

GFC 3rd Place West Division ______________________ 2010 Season

NHFA National Tournament
2nd Place - Runner Up

GFC League Champions

GFC 1st Place Regular Season ______________________ 2009 Season

NHFA National Tournament
2nd Place - Runner Up

GFC League Champions

GFC 1st Place Regular Season ______________________ 2008 Season

NHFA National Tournament
2nd Place - Runner Up

2008 GFL 2nd Place ______________________ 2007 Season

GFL 3rd Place
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GFL 2nd Place ______________________ 2005 Season

NACA Division 3
National Champions ______________________ 2004 Season

GFL 1st Place
GFL Champions

2014 Football Season

Welcome to North Georgia Falcons Football!!!

For information about the Falcons call Coach Roger McDaniel at 678-313-6034
Boys in middle school (ages 11-14) and high school (ages 15-18) interested in playing should call asap as the Falcons football season starts soon.

2014 NG Falcons Schedule

2014 Roster
#44 Aaron Rothenberger
#2 Alex Johnson
#50 Bailey Hanner
#52 Ben Jefferson
#80 Brett Heavener
#20 Brock Browder
#66 Christian Wolf
#12 CJ Washington
#33 Cody Wolf
#24 Daniel Brewton
#58 Daniel Lazalde
#18 Darren Prince
#28 David Richards
#4 Isaiah Wilkins
#63 Jacob Fournier
#68 John McCollough
#17 Jonathan Bergener
#83 Jonathan Cooper
#56 Jonathan Jumper
#1 Junior Lazalde
#15 Kenton Bradford
#13 Scott Richards
#58 Zach Shelton

The Falcons’ home field is at Jasper Field, 339 W Church St, Jasper, GA 30143

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2013 North Georgia Falcons

2014 NATIONAL SIGNING DAY FOR TEVON VALDEZ & AUSTIN ROTHENBERGER

Tevon & Austin on signing day

North Georgia seniors Tevon Valdez and Austin Rothenberger signed Letters of Intent to play football this fall at William Penn University. Participating in “National Signing Day” at Taco Mac along with other high schools around Atlanta, North Georgia also have 2 others (Chris West and Gibson Gunter), who also are in the process of signing with colleges.

Falcons defeat Holy Spirit Prep 34-7

North Georgia got back into the win column against the Cougars. The Cougars kept it close through the first half (12-7), however the Falcons defense took over in the second half and the offense came to life. Tevon Valdez led the way with 155 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns. Isaiah Wilkins had an interception for the Falcons that led to a touchdown and had 8 tackles.

Crown ends North Georgia unbeaten streak

The Crown Knights were able to score 3 time in the 4th quarter to pull away from the Falcons. The Knights took the opening kickoff and marched downfield to score taking a 7-0 lead. Both teams had opportunities, but no one scored until Tevon Valdez ran 94 yards just before halftime to make the score 7-6. The extra point attempt was no good. The Falcons took the 2nd half kickoff and had the momentum going for them, however, after several successful runs a blocking penalty put them in a third and long possession. The Knights took over, but were not able to score until late in the 3rd quarter. After the Knights scored to go up 14-6, the Falcons turned right around and fumbled with the Knights recovering. Several plays later, Crown scored to go up 21-6. Things started to fall apart for the Falcons as a Jeremiah Jackson pass was intercepted giving Crown excellent field position. Another rushing touchdown gave Crown an insurmountable lead. Another interception by Crown led to the final score of 34-6. The score was not indicative of the hard fought close game that it was up until midway through the 4th quarter.

Falcons edge Johnson Ferry on goal-line stand

Tevon Valdez had 195 yards on 11 carries and 2 touchdowns while Zack Waddell was able to score on a 6-yard run, but the game was won by the defense when they were able to hold the Saints out of the end zone 6 inches from the goal line.

North Georgia 26 Skipstone Academy 7

The Falcons stayed unbeaten when they were able to control the second half of the game and go on to secure the victoy. Austin Rothenberger led the way with 81 yards and a touchdown.

North Georgia 42 Freedom Academy 21

It was a hard fought division game for the Falcons and Cowboys with the Falcons dominating the second half of the game. Tevon Valdez, Austin Rothenberger and Deondre Green had a field day in the third and fourth quarter gaining large yardage and touchdowns. Tevon had 177 yards on 11 carries, Austin had 75 on 4 carries and Deondre had 86 yards.

North Georgia 47 Augusta Eagles 7

North Georgia 47 Augusta Eagles 7

The Falcons used a strong ground game in their victory over the Augusta Eagles. The Falcons were led by Tevon Valdez with 137 yards rushing (2 touchdowns), Austin Rothenberger with 53 rushing and 75 yards receiving (1 rushing TD, 1 TD catch), Deondre Green (38 yards, 1 TD), Cameron Hembree (36 yards, 1 TD) and QB Zack Waddell (1 rushing TD, 1 passing TD). Kicker Patrick Thigpen added 4 extra point kicks while Gibson Gunter added 1 extra point kick. Luke Jarrett led the Falcons defense with 11 tackles. Augusta Quamaine Satterwhite returned a kickoff 75 yards for the Eagles touchdown.

North Georgia 31 Fulton Leadership 0

The Falcons used a combination of passing and running in their opening win. Tevon Valdez led the way with 2 TD runs and Austin Rothenberger added one while QB Zack Waddell threw a 10 yard touchdown pass to Matt Howard. Kicker Patrick Thigpen added a 27 yard field goal and was good on 2 of 3 extra point kicks. Waddell was good on a 2-point converstion. Valdez had 5 carries for 101 yards, Austin Rothenberger had 66 yards on 9 carries, Waddell had 13 yards on 2 carries and Aaron Rothenberger has 24 yards on 4 carries. Waddell completed 4 of 7 passes for 21 yards.

2013 Game Schedule

Aug 16th: North Georgia 31 Fulton Leadership 0 (non-GFC) (0-0,0-0, 1-0)
Aug 23rd: North Georgia 47 Augusta Eagles 7 (0-0, 1-0, 2-0)
Aug 30th: North Georgia 42 Freedom Academy 21 (West) (1-0, 2-0, 3-0)
Sept 6th: North Georgia 26 Skipstone 7 (East) (1-0, 3-0, 4-0)
Sept 13th: North Georgia 21 Johnson Ferry 14 (West) (2-0, 4-0, 5-0)
Sept 20th: Crown Knights 34 North Georgia 6 (West) (2-1, 4-1, 5-1)
Sept 27th: North Georgia 34 Holy Spirit 7 (West) (3-1, 5-1, 6-1)
Oct 4th: Anderson Cavaliers 37 North Georgia 13 (East) (3-1, 5-2, 6-2)
Oct 11th: North Georgia 40 Monsignor Donovan 7 (non-GFC) (3-1, 5-2, 7-2)
Oct 18th: bye week
Oct 25th: Grace Christian 36 North Georgia 28 (West) (3-2, 5-3, 7-3)
Nov 1st: GFC Playoffs: North Georgia 2 Anderson Cavaliers 0 (3-2, 8-3)
Nov 9th: GFC Semifinals: Johnson Ferry Saints 31 North Georgia 7 (3-2, 8-4)

2013 North Georgia Falcons Roster

# Players Name
1 Tevon Valdez
2 Austin Rothenberger
4 Isaiah Wilkins
7 Jake Sena
10 Zack Waddell
12 Jacob Howard
14 Jon Michael Lee
15 Jeremiah Jackson
16 Cameron Hembree
19 Blake Topper
20 Nick King
22 Deondre Green
36 Patrick Thigpen
38 Matthew Howard
44 Aaron Rothenberger
50 Bailey Hanner
51 Chase Fowler
62 Bryce Langley
63 Dalton Lambert
64 Brock Browder
65 Noah Keeling
66 Zach Shelton
67 Chris West
68 John McCollough
72 Malachi Stewart
75/58 Tad Dillard
77 Gibson Gunter
80 Jack Richardson
85 Luke Jarrett
88 Matthew Long

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2012 GFC Football Season

Zane McDaniel of the North Georgia Falcons signs Letter of Intent to play football at Reinhardt University

Mike Randle will play for Coffeeville Jr College (Kansas) in the fall of 2013
Gordon Thigpen will play for Reinhardt University in the fall of 2013

L to R: Mike Randle, TJ Denny, Zane McDaniel, Gordon Thigpen

North All-Stars win Chamber Bowl 30-22, Mike Randle named MVP

The 2012 Chamber Bowl All-Star Game was held December 22 with four Falcons and two coaches representing the North Team. The North Team defeated the South Team with the help of Mike Randle, Gordon Thigpen, TJ Denny and Zane McDaniel. Roger McDaniel and Hank St.Denis helped coach the North Team. Randle and McDaniel played offense while Thigpen and Denny played defense. Mike Randle was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the game as he scored the first touchdown for the North on a 2 yard run at the start of the second quarter, after making a spectacular catch and run on the play before it. Randle also caught a 33 yard touchdown pass from Skye Overton (quarterback from Johns Creek High School) on the first drive of the third quarter. Randle had over 100 all-purpose yards along with the two touchdowns. Zane McDaniel played slot back and wide receiver in addition to playing on several special teams. TJ Denny played outside linebacker while Gordon Thigpen played cornerback for the defense which held the South to 7 point until the fourth quarter when the score was 30-7.

The following North Georgia Falcons were selected to the 2012 GFC All-Star Team

Gibson Gunter – North Georgia – #55/77 – OL/DL
Luke Jarrett – North Georgia – #85 – LB
Meshack Laden – North Georgia – #6 – WR/FS/KR
Michael Randle – North Georgia – #2 – RB/CB
TJ Denny – North Georgia – #47 – MLB/RB
Zane McDaniel – North Georiga – #23 – HB/WR/FS

2012 North Georgia Football Season

Front Row: Meshack Laden, Zack Waddell, Hunter Mitchell, Noah Bieber, TJ Denny, Zane McDaniel, Josh Warren, Patrick Thigpen
Second Row: Matt Howard, Dacota Clark, Gibson Gunter, John Lee, Chase Fowler, Noah Keeling, Bailey Hanner
Third Row: Chris West, John McCollough, Malachi Stewart, Tad Dillard, Gordon Thigpen, Luke Jarrett
Fourth Row: Jordan McDaniel Neal Stewart, Stephen Howard, Rick Keeling, Roger McDaniel, Hank St.Denis, Manual Hanner, Buddy Thigpen, Ryan Waddell
(Not shown: Kyle Tatum, Mike Randle, Jonathan Irvine)

North Georgia rolls 42-0 over North Atlanta

The Falcons scored early and often with touchdowns by 5 different players. Meshack Laden took the opening kick and returned it 50 yards to the 45 yard line. Seven plays later TJ Denny ran 8 yards for the score as the Falcons got on the board with 10:43 left in the first qtr. Falcons 6 Saints 0. On the Saints first drive, the Falcons’ Matt Howard recovered a fumble at the 24 yard line and 2 plays later, Meshack Laden scored from the 9 yard line. TJ Denny added the 2-pt conversions. Falcons 14 Saints 0. The Saints were stopped on their next possession and on fourth down they punted. Meshack Laden returned the punt 70 yards for a touchdown. QB Noah Bieber connected with Zane McDaniel for the 2 point conversion making the score 22-0 with 5:20 left in the first quarter. The Falcons had the Saints backed up inside the 10 yard line on the Saints next possession. When the Saints punted the ball from their end zone, the ball was picked up by Zane McDaniel for the score, however, the officials declared the ball down on the 1 yard line. Noah Bieber scored from the 1 yd line to make the score Falcons 28 Saints 0.

In the second quarter, North Georgia’s Hunter Mitchell took a Saint’s punt and ran 55 yard for a touchdown. Falcons 34 Saint 0. The final touchdown came after Falcon’s linebacker Luke Jarrett intercepted a Saint’s pass and returned it to the 10 yard line. Gordon Thigpen scored on the second play from 5 yards out. Zane McDaniel added the 2-point attempt to make the score 42-0 with 6:12 left in the second quarter.

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2012 Game Schedule

Aug 17th: North Georgia 42 North Atlanta 0 (non-gfc) (0-0, 1-0)
Aug 24th: open
Aug 31st: Anderson 21 North Georgia 20 (non-gfc) (0-0, 1-1)
Sept 7th: Skipstone Academy 8 North Georgia 0 (2 OT) (non-gfc) (0-0, 1-2)
Sept 14th: North Georgia 50 HSD 0 (West) (1-0, 2-2)
Sept 21st: North Georgia 38 North Atlanta 0 (West) (2-0, 3-2)
Sept 28th: Force 31 North Georgia 24 (non-gfc) (2-0, 3-3)
Oct 5th: North Georgia 64 Freedom 6 (West) (3-0, 4-3)
Oct 12th: North Georgia 60 Grace 0 (West) (4-0, 5-3)
Oct 19th: North Georgia 26 Holy Spirit 0 (West) (5-0, 6-3)
Oct 26th: Crown 17 North Georgia 12 (5-0, 6-4)
Nov 3rd: GFC Semifinals: Anderson 26 North Georgia 13 (5-1, 6-5)

2012 North Georgia Falcons Roster

# Players Name
2 Mike Randle
6 Meshack Laden
10 Zack Waddell
11 Hunter Mitchell
14 Noah Bieber
23 Zane McDaniel
27 Josh Warren
36 Patrick Thigpen (formerly #30)
38 Matthew Howard
41 Dacota Clark
47 TJ Denny (formerly #19)
50 Bailey Hanner (formerly #66)
55 Gibson Gunter
62 John Lee
63 Kyle Tatum
64 Chase Fowler
65 Noah Keeling
66 Chris West (formerly #67)
68 John McCollough
72 Malachi Stewart
75 Tad Dillard
80 Gordon Thigpen
85 Luke Jarrett

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NG Falcons High School & Middle School

2011 Game Schedule

Friday, Aug 19th: North Georgia 14 Anderson Cavaliers 12 3 OT (1-0)
Friday, Aug 26th:
Friday, Sept 2nd: Holy Spirit Prep 39 North Georgia 0 (1-1)
Friday, Sept 9th: East Atlanta 22 North Georgia 19 (1-2)
Friday, Sept 16th: Skipstone Academy 18 North Georgia 13 (1-3)
Friday, Sept 23th: HSD Panthers 14 North Georgia 10 (1-4)
Friday, Sept 30th: North Georgia Freedom Academy 6 (2-4)
Friday, Oct 7th: Georgia Force 17 North Georgia 0 (2-5)
Sat, Oct 15th: North Georgia 28 Horizon Christian 21 (3-5)
Friday, Oct 21nd: Christian Heritage 37 North Georgia 14 (3-6) (West Division)
Sat, Oct 29th: GFC Playoffs: Georgia Force 20 North Georgia 14

2011 High School Falcons Roster
# Player Name

1 Nonte Pruitt
6 Mike Randle
10 Zack Waddell
17 Caleb Russell
20 Jack Edman
23 Zane McDaniel
35 Michael Payne
37 Zach Dirksen
38 Matt Howard
40 Zach Hurst
44 Drew Lee
60 Josh Pack
62 Hunter Brumfield
63 Austin Allen
65 Noah Keeling
67 Chris West
75 Tad Dillard
77 Gibson Gunter
78 Kyle Tatum
80 Gordon Thigpen
85 Luke Jarrett

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2010 Falcon Football Season

2010 North Georgia Falcons (middle school in white)


From Left: Tim Howard, Michael Jefferson, Ben Keeling, Kris Setser, Brett Snyder. Back Row: Roger McDaniel, Hank St.Denis

GFC Players selected to play in Rotary Bowl Senior All-Star Game

Eight GFC players were selected and played for the North All-Star team in this year’s Rotary Bowl Senior All-Star Game. Tim Howard (QB), Ben Keeling (LB), Brett Snyder (K/P), Michael Jefferson (RB), Kris Setser (NG/DT) of the North Georgia Falcons were selected as well as Zavior Thompson (LB), Ben Allison (RB) and David Harley (CB/Punt Return) from the Georgia Force. The game was played at West Forsyth High School where the South team beat the North 40-7.

Falcon GFC All-Star Players

Adam Bieber – North Georgia #68
Alec Beaty – North Georgia #63
Ben Keeling – North Georgia #33
Brett Snyder – North Georgia #13
Hunter Brumfield – North Georgia #62
Josh Pack – North Georgia #60
Kris Setser – North Georgia #66
Michael Jefferson – North Georgia #36
Riley Davis – North Georgia #2
Ryan Rivers – North Georgia #1
Tim Howard – North Georgia #6
Zane McDaniel – North Georgia #23

Congratulations to these players!!

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Unbeaten Falcons wins 2010 Championship 20-7

The North Georgia Falcons (10-0) beat the Georgia Force to win their second straight GFC Championship.

The Force kicked off to start the game and were successful in recovering an onside kick, however, on the third play, Michael Jefferson intercepted a Force QB Matt Hardin pass to give the Falcons the ball on the 47 yard line. Six plays later, QB Tim Howard connected with Riley Davis for a 4 yard touchdown pass and the Falcons led 6-0 with 8:32 left in the first quarter. Kicker Brett Snyder was good on the extra point kick to give the Falcons a 7-0 lead they would not relinquish.

In the middle of the second quarter, Riley Davis returned a Force punt 44 yards to give the Falcons good field position. Two plays later, Howard and Davis hooked up on a 26 yard pass to set up a Howard to Davis 9 yard touchdown pass with 6:59 left in the second quarter. Snyder was again good on the extra point kick to give the Falcons a 14-0 lead. This would be the score at halftime.

In the 3rd quarter, the Force and the Falcons traded possessions, but with 39 seconds to go and the Force driving into Falcon territory, RB Tevin Austin ran 28 yards for a touchdown. Kicker Matthew Atkerson was good on the extra point kick to get the Force back into the game, trailing only 14 to 7.

In the 4th quarter, Brett Snyder intercepted a Force pass and returned it to the 21 yard line. The Falcons tried to take advantage of the field position, but came up just short on a 55 yard field goal attempt by Snyder. The Force had one more opportunity to try and tie the game, but turned the ball over on downs at the 8 yard line. Falcon running back Ben Keeling scored from the 5 yard line with 57 seconds left in the game to give the Falcons the margin of victory, 20 to 7, and the GFC Championship.

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It’s been a great year of football and the GFC Championship game is set and ready to go between the North Georgia Falcons and the Georgia Force.

These two teams have a long history as they battled for the first GFL Championship back in 2004 (the first year of the league called GFL which is now the GFC). The Falcons defeated the Force to win that year, but the Force turned around and won the 2005 and 2006 Championships going undefeated both years. They continued their unbeated streak until the 2007 Championship where they lost 21-19 to NCC. At the time, their win streak was the longest in the state of Georgia.

The 2008 Championship was won by Christian Heritage who went undefeated that year and in 2009 the Lions made it all the way to the championship game before losing to the North Georgia Falcons.

This year’s championship game between the Falcons and the Force is highlighted by a large number of seniors from both teams that are playing their last game. Many of these seniors were part of the first middle school teams that both the Falcons and the Force started back in 2006. QB’s from both teams, Tim Howard of the Falcons and Matt Hardin of the Force, played QB on those middle school teams and have gone on to lead their team this year to excellent seasons. Running backs, Ben Allison of the Force and Michael Jefferson of the Falcons, were also on that team as were linebackers, Zavier Thompson of the Force and Ben Keeling of the Falcons. There are others that were on those middle school teams that will be playing their last high school football game and there are several other seniors on both teams that will be ending their season.

In many ways, this is a fitting way for these two arch rivals to finish. Best wishes to all the players and their coaches!

GFC Championship Game

North Georgia vs Georgia Force

Game will be played Saturday, November 13th at
Jasper MS Football Field (formerly Pickens Co High Stadium).
CLICK HERE to see map of the field location

GFC Semifinal Results

Falcons shut out Panthers 28-0 in GFC Semifinals

The unbeaten Falcons moved to 9-0 on the season beating the HSD Panthers 28-0 in the GFC Semifinals. With 53 seconds left in the 1st quarter, Michael Jefferson scored on an 8 yards run to make the score 6-0 Falcons. This was the score until 7:54 left in the 3rd quarters when Falcon kicker Brett Snyder made a 31 yard field goal to give the Falcons a 9 to 0 lead. With 11 minutes to go in the 4th quarter, the Falcons scored again as Brett Snyder threw a 48 yard touchdown pass to Riley Davis. This gave the Falcons a 15-0 lead. Michael Jefferson got the next touchdown when he ran 23 yards. Brett Snyder was good on the extra point kick. Falcons 22-0. The final touchdown came with 3:39 left in the game. Ben Keeling scored on a 1 yard run. Final score 28-0.

Game Results for Friday, Oct 22nd

North Georgia 58 Holy Ground 14


Falcons Michael Jefferson runs for a 45 yard touchdown

North Georgia 24 Christian Heritage 20

It was another thrilling football game where the second half saw the lead change four times and at the end of the game, the Lions had 3 chances from the 13 yard line, but couldn’t get into the end zone before the clock ran out.

The Falcons missed on a field goal early in the first quarter. Late in the first quarter, Falcon defensive tackle Josh Pack recovered the first of three fumbles at the 39 yard line. Nine plays later at the 8 minute mark of the 2nd quarter, Brett Snyder kick a 23 yard field goal to give the Falcons a 3-0 lead. On their next possession, the Falcons went 80 yards in 4 plays scoring on a Michael Jefferson 45 yard run. Snyder’s extra point kick made it 10-0 Falcons with 3:40 to go in the half. Christian Heritage took the kickoff and drove 39 yards scoring on a 1 yard run by Daniel Pierce. Jang’s kick was good to make the score 10-7. The Falcons move the ball to the 32 but time ran out and it was halftime.

The Falcons took the second half kickoff and drove to the 24, but a field goal attempt was no good and the Lions took over. Eight plays later Pierce connected with Mason Sikes for a 5 yard touchdown pass. The kick was no good, but the Lions now had the lead at 13-10 with 3:57 to go in the 3rd quarter.

The Falcons responded by driving 73 yards in 14 plays using up almost 8 minutes of the game and scoring on a Michael Jefferson 5 yard run. The extra point by Snyder was good. Falcons had the lead again at 17-13 with 8 minutes to go in the game. The Lions took the kickoff and marched 59 yards in 4 plays scoring on a Pierce to Wilson pass of 25 yards. The extra point kick was good and the Lions had the lead back at 20-17 with 5:47 left in the game.

The Falcons took the kickoff and drove 78 yards in 11 plays with Jefferson again scoring from 6 yards out. This drive had a big gain of 27 yards on a Tim Howard to Brett Snyder pass that put the Falcons in scoring position. The extra point kick was good and the lead was now 24-20 in favor of the Falcons with 1:17 to go.

Christian Heritage had one last drive in them and were successful in moving the ball down the field to the 8 yard line by throwing the ball and completing 3 passes of 10, 13 and 17 yards, however, they couldn’t complete the last 3 passes from the 13 yard line and the game ended when the last pass was knocked down by the Falcon’s Riley Davis.

The Falcons had 365 total offensive yards while Christian Heritage had 262. Both teams came in averaging over 30 points a game on offense.

North Georgia 20 Georgia Force 19

What a ballgame! The Falcons stop the Force on the 2 point attempt near the end of the game to win the battle of unbeatens. Georgia Force got on the board in the first quarter with a Matt Hardin to David Harley touchdown pass on 70 yards. On the kickoff, Falcons return man, Riley Davis, went 85 yards untouched to tie the score at 6-6. In the second quarter, Hardin found wide receiver, Andrew Jarnigan, for a 15 yard touchdown. The extra point kick was good to make the score 13-6. This was the half-time score. The Falcons took the second half kickoff and drove downfield, scoring on a Tim Howard to Zane McDaniel touchdown pass. Brett Snyder was good on the extra point kick and the score was again tied at 13. Later Falcon QB Tim Howard found the end zone and the Falcons led 20-13 after Brett Snyder’s extra point kick. In the 4th quarter, on a controversial call, the Force scored on a short pass from Hardin to Zavier Thompson. The Force decided to go for the 2 point conversion and were stopped short by the Falcons defense.

North Georgia 52 East Atlanta 13

The North Georgia Falcons scored early and often, building up a 31 to 0 lead by halftime, then scored twice more to open the third quarter.
Falcon’s Brett Snyder’s 20 yard touchdown run started the scoring, then he was good on the extra point kick. Snyder then added a 27 yard field goal to make the score 10-0. QB Tim Howard, on the next possession, connected with Riley Davis on a 26 yard touchdown pass. Snyder made the extra point kick and the Falcons led 17-0. Tim Howard ran 18 yards for a touchdown with Snyder good on the extra point, making the score, Falcons 24 Mustangs 0. Just before halftime, Howard found Snyder in the end zone on a 8 yard TD pass. After the successful extra point kick by Snyder, the Falcons led 31-0.

In the third quarter, Falcon running back Michael Jefferson added a 70 yard touchdown run , then Riley Davis intercepted a pass and ran it in for a 39 yard touchdown. Both extra points were good by Snyder and the Falcons led 45-0. Mustang running back Leon Jones busted loose for an 85 yard touchdown run to get the Mustangs on the scoreboard. The extra point kick was good, making the score 45-7. Riley Davis returned a Mustang’s punt 45 yards for a score and Snyder’s extra point kick made the score 52-7. The Mustang’s Reginald Spears ran 89 yards for a touchdown making the final score: Falcons 52 Mustangs 13

To view pictures of the Falcons-Mustangs game, click HERE

North Georgia Falcons 17 Horizon Christian 0

Like most rivalry games, anyone can win despite the records of each team. The North Georgia Falcons defeated the Warriors from Horizon Christian in a hard fought neighborly rivalry. The Falcons took the opening kickoff and rolled down the field. The drive ended with a 33 yard field goal by kicker Brett Snyder. Falcons 3 Warriors 0. The Falcons had several other drives in the first half, but 2 interceptions and a fumble kept the Falcons from scoring. The Warriors played tough on defense all night. With 5 minute left in the 3rd quarter, after the Falcons recovered a fumble on the 15 yard line, Ben Keeling scored from the 1 yard line. Snyder was good on the extra point kick. Falcons 10-0. Then with 10:01 left in the game, Michael Jefferson ran 37 yards for a touchdown and Snyder was again good on the extra point kick to make the score 17-0. The Falcon defense kept the Warriors from threatening giving up on 79 yards all night. The Falcons were led by Ben Keeling, Adam Bieber, Joey Lopez, Hunter Brumfield and Josh Pack. The Warriors were led by Tim Walker.

Game Results for Friday, September 10th

Georgia Force 37 HSD Panthers 0
Crown 42 Holy Ground 12

Christian Heritage 62 East Atlanta 7

Daniel Pierce had two touchdown runs, added a scoring pass of 58 yards to Mason Sikes and returned an interception 52 yards for his other score in a four-touchdown effort for Christian Heritage. The Lions (3-0) led 42-7 at halftime. Pierce took the first play from scrimmage 45 yards to the end zone. Then on the Mustangs’ (1-2) first possession, Pierce picked off a pass that gave Christian Heritage a 14-7 lead a little more than three minutes into the first quarter.

Christian Heritage turned the ball over just once, late in a fourth quarter with a running clock, while intercepting two East Atlanta passes and recovering four fumbles by the Mustangs. Chris Smith had touchdown runs of 6 and 23 yards in the second half, while Austin Lowe had a 14-yard touchdown run just before halftime. Marshall Williams’ 8-yard run made it 21-0 in the first quarter. Pierce finished with 91 yards on seven carries — the Lions tallied 199 yards on the ground — and was 6 of 6 passing for 174 yards. Sikes had three catches for 92 yards and Charlie Wilson had the other three receptions for 82 yards.


Force offense (black) is about to score against Panthers


Falcon QB Tim Howard (#6)

North Georgia 40 Unity Christian 14

Unity Christian threw a scare into the Falcons by going 80 yards on the first offensive play of the game for a touchdown on a Jackson Bishop screen pass to Jamal Hoskins. The 6-0 lead lasted about 2 minutes as the Falcons took the kickoff and went 57 yards on 6 plays to score. Michael Jefferson score the touchdown on a 4 yard run. The extra point was good and the Falcons led 7-6 with 9:17 left in the first quarter. With 11:53 to go in the second quarter, Jefferson scored again on a 4 yard run and the Falcons led 13-6. Falcon QB Tim Howard scored on a 7 yard run with 6:58 left in the half. Falcons led 19-6. North Georgia took the second half kickoff and went 55 yards in 5 plays to score. Howard ran 1 yard for the score, making it 25-6 in favor of North Georgia. Howard then intercepted a Unity pass at the 19 yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, Howard ran 81 yards for a touchdown. Brett Snyder added the extra point to make it: Falcons 32-6 over Unity. On the Falcon’s next possession, Howard connected with Riley Davis on a 57 yard touchdown pass. Falcon’s Jefferson scored on the 2-point attempt to end the Falcon’s scoring 40-6. Unity’s Jamal Hoskins added a touchdown with 6 minutes to go and Unity was successful on the 2 point attempt making the score 40-14.

The Falcons rolled up close to 500 yards on offense. QB Tim Howard led the way with 185 yards rushing and 164 yards passing. The Falcon’s defense was led by Ben Keeling, Ryan Rivers, Adam Bieber and Josh Pack. Joey Lopez had four tackles on kickoff.


North Georgia defense vs HSD Panthers offense

North Georgia 30 HSD Panthers 0

The Falcon’s field goal kicker, Brett Snyder, hit the trifecta, kicking field goals of 44, 42 and 18 yards to give the Falcons a 9-0 lead after the first quarter. Kicks were made with 9:35, 5:44 and 2.36 minutes left in the first quarter. Falcon QB Tim Howard connected with Zane McDaniel on a 29 yard touchdown pass with 1:22 in the half. After Snyder made the extra point kick, the Falcons led 16-0. In the 3rd quarter with 7:53 to play, Howard scored on a 2 yard touchdown run, set up by a Riley Davis punt return of 68 yards and Snyder was again good on the extra point kick (Falcons 23-0). The final score came on a Michael Jefferson 2 yard touchdown run after Tim Howard had run 45 yards to put the Falcons close to the end zone. Snyder was perfect on the extra point kick to make the score 30 to 0. The Falcon’s defense kept the Panthers from scoring. The defense was led by linebackers Ben Keeling and Michael Jefferson, along with Kris Setser and Ryan Rivers. Joey Lopez recovered two fumbles that put the Falcons in good field position.

Game Results for Friday, August 27th

Georgia Force 28 Dominion Christian 12

For photos of the Force vs Dominion game, click.HERE

HSD Panthers QB Luke Castle looks to pass

HSD Panthers 38 Holy Ground 14

The game started as an intense battle with the Stallions striking first and gaining a 8-0 lead. After two strong defensive stands, the Panther offense got on track and tied the game 8-8. Shortly after that the Panthers capitalized on another drive to take the lead 14-8, a lead that they would never relinquish. The Panthers went up 22-8 in the second quarter. The “never say die” attitude of the Stallions showed up again when the Stallions broke a long run to keep things close with a halftime score of 22-14.

The Panthers got the ball to start the second half and went on a long drive that culminated in a 2 yd touchdown run, making the score 30-14.
The Panthers controlled the clock and the line of scrimmage in the second half and came away with a 38-14 victory.

East Atlanta QB Vince Hall

North Georgia 52 East Atlanta 13

The North Georgia Falcons scored early and often, building up a 31 to 0 lead by halftime, then scored twice more to open the third quarter.
Falcon’s Brett Snyder’s 20 yard touchdown run started the scoring, then he was good on the extra point kick. Snyder then added a 27 yard field goal to make the score 10-0. QB Tim Howard, on the next possession, connected with Riley Davis on a 26 yard touchdown pass. Snyder made the extra point kick and the Falcons led 17-0. Tim Howard ran 18 yards for a touchdown with Snyder good on the extra point, making the score, Falcons 24 Mustangs 0. Just before halftime, Howard found Snyder in the end zone on a 8 yard TD pass. After the successful extra point kick by Snyder, the Falcons led 31-0.

In the third quarter, Falcon running back Michael Jefferson added a 70 yard touchdown run , then Riley Davis intercepted a pass and ran it in for a 39 yard touchdown. Both extra points were good by Snyder and the Falcons led 45-0. Mustang running back Leon Jones busted loose for an 85 yard touchdown run to get the Mustangs on the scoreboard. The extra point kick was good, making the score 45-7. Riley Davis returned a Mustang’s punt 45 yards for a score and Snyder’s extra point kick made the score 52-7. The Mustang’s Reginald Spears ran 89 yards for a touchdown making the final score: Falcons 52 Mustangs 13

To view pictures of the Falcons-Mustangs game, click HERE

North Georgia (white) vs Mount Vernon (blue)

Saturday, August 21st Game Results

Force RB Tevin Austin eludes tackler

Holy Ground 16 Horizon Christian 6 (non-GFC)

The Holy Ground Academy Stallions opened their season with a victory over Horizon Christian but the game wasn’t decided until late in the 4th quarter. Horizon led 6-3 at the half then the Stallions were able to put together two scores (one touchdown and a field goal) to get the W.

North Georgia 6 Mount Vernon Presbyterian 0 postponed by rain (non-GFC)
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North Georgia Falcons
# Player Name

1 Ryan Rivers
2 Riley Davis
6 Tim Howard
10 Zack Waddell
13 Brett Snyder
17 Jared Stephens
19 Matt Sinteff
20 Estebon Cortes
23 Zane McDaniel
33 Ben Keeling
36 Michael Jefferson
44 Drew Lee
55 Micah Nels
60 Josh Pack
62 Hunter Brumfield
63 Alec Beaty
66 Kris Setser
67 Zach Heffner
68 Adam Bieber
72 MacKenzie Page
75 Tad Dillard
78 Stephen Coriell
80 Gordon Thigpen
Joey Lopez (inactive)

NG Falcons Gabe Jefferson

Gabe Jefferson signs with Pikeville College

Gabe Jefferson, who help lead the North Georgia Falcons to the 2009 GFC championship, has signed to play football with Pikeville College in Pikeville, Kentucky beginning fall of 2010. Gabe led the Falcons in tackles playing middle linebacker and also played guard on offense. The Pikeville College Bears are members of the Mid-South Conference of the NAIA. Congratulations to Gabe! We wish him success as he begins his college education and football career.

UPDATE: Gabe wears #31 for Pikeville and in his first college football game, Saturday Sept 4th, he had one tackle against South Alabama. Gabe is first string on the punt team and 2nd string middle linebacker as a true freshman. He was on the field for about 25 plays. The team played in Mobile, Alabama. You can follow Gabe and his team by clicking on the following…PIKEVILLE

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[cincopa AgJAZranfEhS]Friday, August 29th: East Atlanta 34 North Georgia 14 (0-0, 0-2)
Friday, Sept 5th:
Friday, Sept 12th: Grace Christian 16 North Georgia 14 (0-1, 0-3)
Friday, Sept 19th: North Georgia 63 Hearts Academy 6 (0-1, 1-3)
Sat, Sept 27th: North Georgia 38 Augusta Eagles 6 (Augusta) (1-1, 2-3)
Friday, Oct 3rd: Georgia Force 43 North Georgia 12 (1-2, 2-4)
Friday, Oct 10th: at Kings (Marietta)
Friday, Oct 17th: at Hearts Academy (Douglasville)
Friday, Oct 24th: home vs East Atlanta
Sat, Nov 1st: at Horizon Christian (Cumming)
Sat, Nov 8th: GFC Playoffs
Sat, Nov 15th: GFC Championship

2014 Roster
#44 Aaron Rothenberger
#2 Alex Johnson
#50 Bailey Hanner
#52 Ben Jefferson
#80 Brett Heavener
#20 Brock Browder
#66 Christian Wolf
#12 CJ Washington
#33 Cody Wolf
#24 Daniel Brewton
#58 Daniel Lazalde
#18 Darren Prince
#28 David Richards
#4 Isaiah Wilkins
#63 Jacob Fournier
#68 John McCollough
#17 Jonathan Bergener
#83 Jonathan Cooper
#56 Jonathan Jumper
#1 Junior Lazalde
#15 Kenton Bradford
#13 Scott Richards
#58 Zach Shelton

The Falcons’ home field is at Jasper Field, 339 W Church St, Jasper, GA 30143

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2013 North Georgia Falcons

2014 NATIONAL SIGNING DAY FOR TEVON VALDEZ & AUSTIN ROTHENBERGER

Tevon & Austin on signing day

North Georgia seniors Tevon Valdez and Austin Rothenberger signed Letters of Intent to play football this fall at William Penn University. Participating in “National Signing Day” at Taco Mac along with other high schools around Atlanta, North Georgia also have 2 others (Chris West and Gibson Gunter), who also are in the process of signing with colleges.

Falcons defeat Holy Spirit Prep 34-7

North Georgia got back into the win column against the Cougars. The Cougars kept it close through the first half (12-7), however the Falcons defense took over in the second half and the offense came to life. Tevon Valdez led the way with 155 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns. Isaiah Wilkins had an interception for the Falcons that led to a touchdown and had 8 tackles.

Crown ends North Georgia unbeaten streak

The Crown Knights were able to score 3 time in the 4th quarter to pull away from the Falcons. The Knights took the opening kickoff and marched downfield to score taking a 7-0 lead. Both teams had opportunities, but no one scored until Tevon Valdez ran 94 yards just before halftime to make the score 7-6. The extra point attempt was no good. The Falcons took the 2nd half kickoff and had the momentum going for them, however, after several successful runs a blocking penalty put them in a third and long possession. The Knights took over, but were not able to score until late in the 3rd quarter. After the Knights scored to go up 14-6, the Falcons turned right around and fumbled with the Knights recovering. Several plays later, Crown scored to go up 21-6. Things started to fall apart for the Falcons as a Jeremiah Jackson pass was intercepted giving Crown excellent field position. Another rushing touchdown gave Crown an insurmountable lead. Another interception by Crown led to the final score of 34-6. The score was not indicative of the hard fought close game that it was up until midway through the 4th quarter.

Falcons edge Johnson Ferry on goal-line stand

Tevon Valdez had 195 yards on 11 carries and 2 touchdowns while Zack Waddell was able to score on a 6-yard run, but the game was won by the defense when they were able to hold the Saints out of the end zone 6 inches from the goal line.

North Georgia 26 Skipstone Academy 7

The Falcons stayed unbeaten when they were able to control the second half of the game and go on to secure the victoy. Austin Rothenberger led the way with 81 yards and a touchdown.

North Georgia 42 Freedom Academy 21

It was a hard fought division game for the Falcons and Cowboys with the Falcons dominating the second half of the game. Tevon Valdez, Austin Rothenberger and Deondre Green had a field day in the third and fourth quarter gaining large yardage and touchdowns. Tevon had 177 yards on 11 carries, Austin had 75 on 4 carries and Deondre had 86 yards.

North Georgia 47 Augusta Eagles 7

North Georgia 47 Augusta Eagles 7

The Falcons used a strong ground game in their victory over the Augusta Eagles. The Falcons were led by Tevon Valdez with 137 yards rushing (2 touchdowns), Austin Rothenberger with 53 rushing and 75 yards receiving (1 rushing TD, 1 TD catch), Deondre Green (38 yards, 1 TD), Cameron Hembree (36 yards, 1 TD) and QB Zack Waddell (1 rushing TD, 1 passing TD). Kicker Patrick Thigpen added 4 extra point kicks while Gibson Gunter added 1 extra point kick. Luke Jarrett led the Falcons defense with 11 tackles. Augusta Quamaine Satterwhite returned a kickoff 75 yards for the Eagles touchdown.

North Georgia 31 Fulton Leadership 0

The Falcons used a combination of passing and running in their opening win. Tevon Valdez led the way with 2 TD runs and Austin Rothenberger added one while QB Zack Waddell threw a 10 yard touchdown pass to Matt Howard. Kicker Patrick Thigpen added a 27 yard field goal and was good on 2 of 3 extra point kicks. Waddell was good on a 2-point converstion. Valdez had 5 carries for 101 yards, Austin Rothenberger had 66 yards on 9 carries, Waddell had 13 yards on 2 carries and Aaron Rothenberger has 24 yards on 4 carries. Waddell completed 4 of 7 passes for 21 yards.

2013 Game Schedule

Aug 16th: North Georgia 31 Fulton Leadership 0 (non-GFC) (0-0,0-0, 1-0)
Aug 23rd: North Georgia 47 Augusta Eagles 7 (0-0, 1-0, 2-0)
Aug 30th: North Georgia 42 Freedom Academy 21 (West) (1-0, 2-0, 3-0)
Sept 6th: North Georgia 26 Skipstone 7 (East) (1-0, 3-0, 4-0)
Sept 13th: North Georgia 21 Johnson Ferry 14 (West) (2-0, 4-0, 5-0)
Sept 20th: Crown Knights 34 North Georgia 6 (West) (2-1, 4-1, 5-1)
Sept 27th: North Georgia 34 Holy Spirit 7 (West) (3-1, 5-1, 6-1)
Oct 4th: Anderson Cavaliers 37 North Georgia 13 (East) (3-1, 5-2, 6-2)
Oct 11th: North Georgia 40 Monsignor Donovan 7 (non-GFC) (3-1, 5-2, 7-2)
Oct 18th: bye week
Oct 25th: Grace Christian 36 North Georgia 28 (West) (3-2, 5-3, 7-3)
Nov 1st: GFC Playoffs: North Georgia 2 Anderson Cavaliers 0 (3-2, 8-3)
Nov 9th: GFC Semifinals: Johnson Ferry Saints 31 North Georgia 7 (3-2, 8-4)

2013 North Georgia Falcons Roster

# Players Name
1 Tevon Valdez
2 Austin Rothenberger
4 Isaiah Wilkins
7 Jake Sena
10 Zack Waddell
12 Jacob Howard
14 Jon Michael Lee
15 Jeremiah Jackson
16 Cameron Hembree
19 Blake Topper
20 Nick King
22 Deondre Green
36 Patrick Thigpen
38 Matthew Howard
44 Aaron Rothenberger
50 Bailey Hanner
51 Chase Fowler
62 Bryce Langley
63 Dalton Lambert
64 Brock Browder
65 Noah Keeling
66 Zach Shelton
67 Chris West
68 John McCollough
72 Malachi Stewart
75/58 Tad Dillard
77 Gibson Gunter
80 Jack Richardson
85 Luke Jarrett
88 Matthew Long

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2012 GFC Football Season

Zane McDaniel of the North Georgia Falcons signs Letter of Intent to play football at Reinhardt University

Mike Randle will play for Coffeeville Jr College (Kansas) in the fall of 2013
Gordon Thigpen will play for Reinhardt University in the fall of 2013

L to R: Mike Randle, TJ Denny, Zane McDaniel, Gordon Thigpen

North All-Stars win Chamber Bowl 30-22, Mike Randle named MVP

The 2012 Chamber Bowl All-Star Game was held December 22 with four Falcons and two coaches representing the North Team. The North Team defeated the South Team with the help of Mike Randle, Gordon Thigpen, TJ Denny and Zane McDaniel. Roger McDaniel and Hank St.Denis helped coach the North Team. Randle and McDaniel played offense while Thigpen and Denny played defense. Mike Randle was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the game as he scored the first touchdown for the North on a 2 yard run at the start of the second quarter, after making a spectacular catch and run on the play before it. Randle also caught a 33 yard touchdown pass from Skye Overton (quarterback from Johns Creek High School) on the first drive of the third quarter. Randle had over 100 all-purpose yards along with the two touchdowns. Zane McDaniel played slot back and wide receiver in addition to playing on several special teams. TJ Denny played outside linebacker while Gordon Thigpen played cornerback for the defense which held the South to 7 point until the fourth quarter when the score was 30-7.

The following North Georgia Falcons were selected to the 2012 GFC All-Star Team

Gibson Gunter – North Georgia – #55/77 – OL/DL
Luke Jarrett – North Georgia – #85 – LB
Meshack Laden – North Georgia – #6 – WR/FS/KR
Michael Randle – North Georgia – #2 – RB/CB
TJ Denny – North Georgia – #47 – MLB/RB
Zane McDaniel – North Georiga – #23 – HB/WR/FS

2012 North Georgia Football Season

Front Row: Meshack Laden, Zack Waddell, Hunter Mitchell, Noah Bieber, TJ Denny, Zane McDaniel, Josh Warren, Patrick Thigpen
Second Row: Matt Howard, Dacota Clark, Gibson Gunter, John Lee, Chase Fowler, Noah Keeling, Bailey Hanner
Third Row: Chris West, John McCollough, Malachi Stewart, Tad Dillard, Gordon Thigpen, Luke Jarrett
Fourth Row: Jordan McDaniel Neal Stewart, Stephen Howard, Rick Keeling, Roger McDaniel, Hank St.Denis, Manual Hanner, Buddy Thigpen, Ryan Waddell
(Not shown: Kyle Tatum, Mike Randle, Jonathan Irvine)

North Georgia rolls 42-0 over North Atlanta

The Falcons scored early and often with touchdowns by 5 different players. Meshack Laden took the opening kick and returned it 50 yards to the 45 yard line. Seven plays later TJ Denny ran 8 yards for the score as the Falcons got on the board with 10:43 left in the first qtr. Falcons 6 Saints 0. On the Saints first drive, the Falcons’ Matt Howard recovered a fumble at the 24 yard line and 2 plays later, Meshack Laden scored from the 9 yard line. TJ Denny added the 2-pt conversions. Falcons 14 Saints 0. The Saints were stopped on their next possession and on fourth down they punted. Meshack Laden returned the punt 70 yards for a touchdown. QB Noah Bieber connected with Zane McDaniel for the 2 point conversion making the score 22-0 with 5:20 left in the first quarter. The Falcons had the Saints backed up inside the 10 yard line on the Saints next possession. When the Saints punted the ball from their end zone, the ball was picked up by Zane McDaniel for the score, however, the officials declared the ball down on the 1 yard line. Noah Bieber scored from the 1 yd line to make the score Falcons 28 Saints 0.

In the second quarter, North Georgia’s Hunter Mitchell took a Saint’s punt and ran 55 yard for a touchdown. Falcons 34 Saint 0. The final touchdown came after Falcon’s linebacker Luke Jarrett intercepted a Saint’s pass and returned it to the 10 yard line. Gordon Thigpen scored on the second play from 5 yards out. Zane McDaniel added the 2-point attempt to make the score 42-0 with 6:12 left in the second quarter.

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2012 Game Schedule

Aug 17th: North Georgia 42 North Atlanta 0 (non-gfc) (0-0, 1-0)
Aug 24th: open
Aug 31st: Anderson 21 North Georgia 20 (non-gfc) (0-0, 1-1)
Sept 7th: Skipstone Academy 8 North Georgia 0 (2 OT) (non-gfc) (0-0, 1-2)
Sept 14th: North Georgia 50 HSD 0 (West) (1-0, 2-2)
Sept 21st: North Georgia 38 North Atlanta 0 (West) (2-0, 3-2)
Sept 28th: Force 31 North Georgia 24 (non-gfc) (2-0, 3-3)
Oct 5th: North Georgia 64 Freedom 6 (West) (3-0, 4-3)
Oct 12th: North Georgia 60 Grace 0 (West) (4-0, 5-3)
Oct 19th: North Georgia 26 Holy Spirit 0 (West) (5-0, 6-3)
Oct 26th: Crown 17 North Georgia 12 (5-0, 6-4)
Nov 3rd: GFC Semifinals: Anderson 26 North Georgia 13 (5-1, 6-5)

2012 North Georgia Falcons Roster

# Players Name
2 Mike Randle
6 Meshack Laden
10 Zack Waddell
11 Hunter Mitchell
14 Noah Bieber
23 Zane McDaniel
27 Josh Warren
36 Patrick Thigpen (formerly #30)
38 Matthew Howard
41 Dacota Clark
47 TJ Denny (formerly #19)
50 Bailey Hanner (formerly #66)
55 Gibson Gunter
62 John Lee
63 Kyle Tatum
64 Chase Fowler
65 Noah Keeling
66 Chris West (formerly #67)
68 John McCollough
72 Malachi Stewart
75 Tad Dillard
80 Gordon Thigpen
85 Luke Jarrett

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NG Falcons High School & Middle School

2011 Game Schedule

Friday, Aug 19th: North Georgia 14 Anderson Cavaliers 12 3 OT (1-0)
Friday, Aug 26th:
Friday, Sept 2nd: Holy Spirit Prep 39 North Georgia 0 (1-1)
Friday, Sept 9th: East Atlanta 22 North Georgia 19 (1-2)
Friday, Sept 16th: Skipstone Academy 18 North Georgia 13 (1-3)
Friday, Sept 23th: HSD Panthers 14 North Georgia 10 (1-4)
Friday, Sept 30th: North Georgia Freedom Academy 6 (2-4)
Friday, Oct 7th: Georgia Force 17 North Georgia 0 (2-5)
Sat, Oct 15th: North Georgia 28 Horizon Christian 21 (3-5)
Friday, Oct 21nd: Christian Heritage 37 North Georgia 14 (3-6) (West Division)
Sat, Oct 29th: GFC Playoffs: Georgia Force 20 North Georgia 14

2011 High School Falcons Roster
# Player Name

1 Nonte Pruitt
6 Mike Randle
10 Zack Waddell
17 Caleb Russell
20 Jack Edman
23 Zane McDaniel
35 Michael Payne
37 Zach Dirksen
38 Matt Howard
40 Zach Hurst
44 Drew Lee
60 Josh Pack
62 Hunter Brumfield
63 Austin Allen
65 Noah Keeling
67 Chris West
75 Tad Dillard
77 Gibson Gunter
78 Kyle Tatum
80 Gordon Thigpen
85 Luke Jarrett

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2010 Falcon Football Season

2010 North Georgia Falcons (middle school in white)


From Left: Tim Howard, Michael Jefferson, Ben Keeling, Kris Setser, Brett Snyder. Back Row: Roger McDaniel, Hank St.Denis

GFC Players selected to play in Rotary Bowl Senior All-Star Game

Eight GFC players were selected and played for the North All-Star team in this year’s Rotary Bowl Senior All-Star Game. Tim Howard (QB), Ben Keeling (LB), Brett Snyder (K/P), Michael Jefferson (RB), Kris Setser (NG/DT) of the North Georgia Falcons were selected as well as Zavior Thompson (LB), Ben Allison (RB) and David Harley (CB/Punt Return) from the Georgia Force. The game was played at West Forsyth High School where the South team beat the North 40-7.

Falcon GFC All-Star Players

Adam Bieber – North Georgia #68
Alec Beaty – North Georgia #63
Ben Keeling – North Georgia #33
Brett Snyder – North Georgia #13
Hunter Brumfield – North Georgia #62
Josh Pack – North Georgia #60
Kris Setser – North Georgia #66
Michael Jefferson – North Georgia #36
Riley Davis – North Georgia #2
Ryan Rivers – North Georgia #1
Tim Howard – North Georgia #6
Zane McDaniel – North Georgia #23

Congratulations to these players!!

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Unbeaten Falcons wins 2010 Championship 20-7

The North Georgia Falcons (10-0) beat the Georgia Force to win their second straight GFC Championship.

The Force kicked off to start the game and were successful in recovering an onside kick, however, on the third play, Michael Jefferson intercepted a Force QB Matt Hardin pass to give the Falcons the ball on the 47 yard line. Six plays later, QB Tim Howard connected with Riley Davis for a 4 yard touchdown pass and the Falcons led 6-0 with 8:32 left in the first quarter. Kicker Brett Snyder was good on the extra point kick to give the Falcons a 7-0 lead they would not relinquish.

In the middle of the second quarter, Riley Davis returned a Force punt 44 yards to give the Falcons good field position. Two plays later, Howard and Davis hooked up on a 26 yard pass to set up a Howard to Davis 9 yard touchdown pass with 6:59 left in the second quarter. Snyder was again good on the extra point kick to give the Falcons a 14-0 lead. This would be the score at halftime.

In the 3rd quarter, the Force and the Falcons traded possessions, but with 39 seconds to go and the Force driving into Falcon territory, RB Tevin Austin ran 28 yards for a touchdown. Kicker Matthew Atkerson was good on the extra point kick to get the Force back into the game, trailing only 14 to 7.

In the 4th quarter, Brett Snyder intercepted a Force pass and returned it to the 21 yard line. The Falcons tried to take advantage of the field position, but came up just short on a 55 yard field goal attempt by Snyder. The Force had one more opportunity to try and tie the game, but turned the ball over on downs at the 8 yard line. Falcon running back Ben Keeling scored from the 5 yard line with 57 seconds left in the game to give the Falcons the margin of victory, 20 to 7, and the GFC Championship.

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It’s been a great year of football and the GFC Championship game is set and ready to go between the North Georgia Falcons and the Georgia Force.

These two teams have a long history as they battled for the first GFL Championship back in 2004 (the first year of the league called GFL which is now the GFC). The Falcons defeated the Force to win that year, but the Force turned around and won the 2005 and 2006 Championships going undefeated both years. They continued their unbeated streak until the 2007 Championship where they lost 21-19 to NCC. At the time, their win streak was the longest in the state of Georgia.

The 2008 Championship was won by Christian Heritage who went undefeated that year and in 2009 the Lions made it all the way to the championship game before losing to the North Georgia Falcons.

This year’s championship game between the Falcons and the Force is highlighted by a large number of seniors from both teams that are playing their last game. Many of these seniors were part of the first middle school teams that both the Falcons and the Force started back in 2006. QB’s from both teams, Tim Howard of the Falcons and Matt Hardin of the Force, played QB on those middle school teams and have gone on to lead their team this year to excellent seasons. Running backs, Ben Allison of the Force and Michael Jefferson of the Falcons, were also on that team as were linebackers, Zavier Thompson of the Force and Ben Keeling of the Falcons. There are others that were on those middle school teams that will be playing their last high school football game and there are several other seniors on both teams that will be ending their season.

In many ways, this is a fitting way for these two arch rivals to finish. Best wishes to all the players and their coaches!

GFC Championship Game

North Georgia vs Georgia Force

Game will be played Saturday, November 13th at
Jasper MS Football Field (formerly Pickens Co High Stadium).
CLICK HERE to see map of the field location

GFC Semifinal Results

Falcons shut out Panthers 28-0 in GFC Semifinals

The unbeaten Falcons moved to 9-0 on the season beating the HSD Panthers 28-0 in the GFC Semifinals. With 53 seconds left in the 1st quarter, Michael Jefferson scored on an 8 yards run to make the score 6-0 Falcons. This was the score until 7:54 left in the 3rd quarters when Falcon kicker Brett Snyder made a 31 yard field goal to give the Falcons a 9 to 0 lead. With 11 minutes to go in the 4th quarter, the Falcons scored again as Brett Snyder threw a 48 yard touchdown pass to Riley Davis. This gave the Falcons a 15-0 lead. Michael Jefferson got the next touchdown when he ran 23 yards. Brett Snyder was good on the extra point kick. Falcons 22-0. The final touchdown came with 3:39 left in the game. Ben Keeling scored on a 1 yard run. Final score 28-0.

Game Results for Friday, Oct 22nd

North Georgia 58 Holy Ground 14


Falcons Michael Jefferson runs for a 45 yard touchdown

North Georgia 24 Christian Heritage 20

It was another thrilling football game where the second half saw the lead change four times and at the end of the game, the Lions had 3 chances from the 13 yard line, but couldn’t get into the end zone before the clock ran out.

The Falcons missed on a field goal early in the first quarter. Late in the first quarter, Falcon defensive tackle Josh Pack recovered the first of three fumbles at the 39 yard line. Nine plays later at the 8 minute mark of the 2nd quarter, Brett Snyder kick a 23 yard field goal to give the Falcons a 3-0 lead. On their next possession, the Falcons went 80 yards in 4 plays scoring on a Michael Jefferson 45 yard run. Snyder’s extra point kick made it 10-0 Falcons with 3:40 to go in the half. Christian Heritage took the kickoff and drove 39 yards scoring on a 1 yard run by Daniel Pierce. Jang’s kick was good to make the score 10-7. The Falcons move the ball to the 32 but time ran out and it was halftime.

The Falcons took the second half kickoff and drove to the 24, but a field goal attempt was no good and the Lions took over. Eight plays later Pierce connected with Mason Sikes for a 5 yard touchdown pass. The kick was no good, but the Lions now had the lead at 13-10 with 3:57 to go in the 3rd quarter.

The Falcons responded by driving 73 yards in 14 plays using up almost 8 minutes of the game and scoring on a Michael Jefferson 5 yard run. The extra point by Snyder was good. Falcons had the lead again at 17-13 with 8 minutes to go in the game. The Lions took the kickoff and marched 59 yards in 4 plays scoring on a Pierce to Wilson pass of 25 yards. The extra point kick was good and the Lions had the lead back at 20-17 with 5:47 left in the game.

The Falcons took the kickoff and drove 78 yards in 11 plays with Jefferson again scoring from 6 yards out. This drive had a big gain of 27 yards on a Tim Howard to Brett Snyder pass that put the Falcons in scoring position. The extra point kick was good and the lead was now 24-20 in favor of the Falcons with 1:17 to go.

Christian Heritage had one last drive in them and were successful in moving the ball down the field to the 8 yard line by throwing the ball and completing 3 passes of 10, 13 and 17 yards, however, they couldn’t complete the last 3 passes from the 13 yard line and the game ended when the last pass was knocked down by the Falcon’s Riley Davis.

The Falcons had 365 total offensive yards while Christian Heritage had 262. Both teams came in averaging over 30 points a game on offense.

North Georgia 20 Georgia Force 19

What a ballgame! The Falcons stop the Force on the 2 point attempt near the end of the game to win the battle of unbeatens. Georgia Force got on the board in the first quarter with a Matt Hardin to David Harley touchdown pass on 70 yards. On the kickoff, Falcons return man, Riley Davis, went 85 yards untouched to tie the score at 6-6. In the second quarter, Hardin found wide receiver, Andrew Jarnigan, for a 15 yard touchdown. The extra point kick was good to make the score 13-6. This was the half-time score. The Falcons took the second half kickoff and drove downfield, scoring on a Tim Howard to Zane McDaniel touchdown pass. Brett Snyder was good on the extra point kick and the score was again tied at 13. Later Falcon QB Tim Howard found the end zone and the Falcons led 20-13 after Brett Snyder’s extra point kick. In the 4th quarter, on a controversial call, the Force scored on a short pass from Hardin to Zavier Thompson. The Force decided to go for the 2 point conversion and were stopped short by the Falcons defense.

North Georgia 52 East Atlanta 13

The North Georgia Falcons scored early and often, building up a 31 to 0 lead by halftime, then scored twice more to open the third quarter.
Falcon’s Brett Snyder’s 20 yard touchdown run started the scoring, then he was good on the extra point kick. Snyder then added a 27 yard field goal to make the score 10-0. QB Tim Howard, on the next possession, connected with Riley Davis on a 26 yard touchdown pass. Snyder made the extra point kick and the Falcons led 17-0. Tim Howard ran 18 yards for a touchdown with Snyder good on the extra point, making the score, Falcons 24 Mustangs 0. Just before halftime, Howard found Snyder in the end zone on a 8 yard TD pass. After the successful extra point kick by Snyder, the Falcons led 31-0.

In the third quarter, Falcon running back Michael Jefferson added a 70 yard touchdown run , then Riley Davis intercepted a pass and ran it in for a 39 yard touchdown. Both extra points were good by Snyder and the Falcons led 45-0. Mustang running back Leon Jones busted loose for an 85 yard touchdown run to get the Mustangs on the scoreboard. The extra point kick was good, making the score 45-7. Riley Davis returned a Mustang’s punt 45 yards for a score and Snyder’s extra point kick made the score 52-7. The Mustang’s Reginald Spears ran 89 yards for a touchdown making the final score: Falcons 52 Mustangs 13

To view pictures of the Falcons-Mustangs game, click HERE

North Georgia Falcons 17 Horizon Christian 0

Like most rivalry games, anyone can win despite the records of each team. The North Georgia Falcons defeated the Warriors from Horizon Christian in a hard fought neighborly rivalry. The Falcons took the opening kickoff and rolled down the field. The drive ended with a 33 yard field goal by kicker Brett Snyder. Falcons 3 Warriors 0. The Falcons had several other drives in the first half, but 2 interceptions and a fumble kept the Falcons from scoring. The Warriors played tough on defense all night. With 5 minute left in the 3rd quarter, after the Falcons recovered a fumble on the 15 yard line, Ben Keeling scored from the 1 yard line. Snyder was good on the extra point kick. Falcons 10-0. Then with 10:01 left in the game, Michael Jefferson ran 37 yards for a touchdown and Snyder was again good on the extra point kick to make the score 17-0. The Falcon defense kept the Warriors from threatening giving up on 79 yards all night. The Falcons were led by Ben Keeling, Adam Bieber, Joey Lopez, Hunter Brumfield and Josh Pack. The Warriors were led by Tim Walker.

Game Results for Friday, September 10th

Georgia Force 37 HSD Panthers 0
Crown 42 Holy Ground 12

Christian Heritage 62 East Atlanta 7

Daniel Pierce had two touchdown runs, added a scoring pass of 58 yards to Mason Sikes and returned an interception 52 yards for his other score in a four-touchdown effort for Christian Heritage. The Lions (3-0) led 42-7 at halftime. Pierce took the first play from scrimmage 45 yards to the end zone. Then on the Mustangs’ (1-2) first possession, Pierce picked off a pass that gave Christian Heritage a 14-7 lead a little more than three minutes into the first quarter.

Christian Heritage turned the ball over just once, late in a fourth quarter with a running clock, while intercepting two East Atlanta passes and recovering four fumbles by the Mustangs. Chris Smith had touchdown runs of 6 and 23 yards in the second half, while Austin Lowe had a 14-yard touchdown run just before halftime. Marshall Williams’ 8-yard run made it 21-0 in the first quarter. Pierce finished with 91 yards on seven carries — the Lions tallied 199 yards on the ground — and was 6 of 6 passing for 174 yards. Sikes had three catches for 92 yards and Charlie Wilson had the other three receptions for 82 yards.


Force offense (black) is about to score against Panthers


Falcon QB Tim Howard (#6)

North Georgia 40 Unity Christian 14

Unity Christian threw a scare into the Falcons by going 80 yards on the first offensive play of the game for a touchdown on a Jackson Bishop screen pass to Jamal Hoskins. The 6-0 lead lasted about 2 minutes as the Falcons took the kickoff and went 57 yards on 6 plays to score. Michael Jefferson score the touchdown on a 4 yard run. The extra point was good and the Falcons led 7-6 with 9:17 left in the first quarter. With 11:53 to go in the second quarter, Jefferson scored again on a 4 yard run and the Falcons led 13-6. Falcon QB Tim Howard scored on a 7 yard run with 6:58 left in the half. Falcons led 19-6. North Georgia took the second half kickoff and went 55 yards in 5 plays to score. Howard ran 1 yard for the score, making it 25-6 in favor of North Georgia. Howard then intercepted a Unity pass at the 19 yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, Howard ran 81 yards for a touchdown. Brett Snyder added the extra point to make it: Falcons 32-6 over Unity. On the Falcon’s next possession, Howard connected with Riley Davis on a 57 yard touchdown pass. Falcon’s Jefferson scored on the 2-point attempt to end the Falcon’s scoring 40-6. Unity’s Jamal Hoskins added a touchdown with 6 minutes to go and Unity was successful on the 2 point attempt making the score 40-14.

The Falcons rolled up close to 500 yards on offense. QB Tim Howard led the way with 185 yards rushing and 164 yards passing. The Falcon’s defense was led by Ben Keeling, Ryan Rivers, Adam Bieber and Josh Pack. Joey Lopez had four tackles on kickoff.


North Georgia defense vs HSD Panthers offense

North Georgia 30 HSD Panthers 0

The Falcon’s field goal kicker, Brett Snyder, hit the trifecta, kicking field goals of 44, 42 and 18 yards to give the Falcons a 9-0 lead after the first quarter. Kicks were made with 9:35, 5:44 and 2.36 minutes left in the first quarter. Falcon QB Tim Howard connected with Zane McDaniel on a 29 yard touchdown pass with 1:22 in the half. After Snyder made the extra point kick, the Falcons led 16-0. In the 3rd quarter with 7:53 to play, Howard scored on a 2 yard touchdown run, set up by a Riley Davis punt return of 68 yards and Snyder was again good on the extra point kick (Falcons 23-0). The final score came on a Michael Jefferson 2 yard touchdown run after Tim Howard had run 45 yards to put the Falcons close to the end zone. Snyder was perfect on the extra point kick to make the score 30 to 0. The Falcon’s defense kept the Panthers from scoring. The defense was led by linebackers Ben Keeling and Michael Jefferson, along with Kris Setser and Ryan Rivers. Joey Lopez recovered two fumbles that put the Falcons in good field position.

Game Results for Friday, August 27th

Georgia Force 28 Dominion Christian 12

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HSD Panthers QB Luke Castle looks to pass

HSD Panthers 38 Holy Ground 14

The game started as an intense battle with the Stallions striking first and gaining a 8-0 lead. After two strong defensive stands, the Panther offense got on track and tied the game 8-8. Shortly after that the Panthers capitalized on another drive to take the lead 14-8, a lead that they would never relinquish. The Panthers went up 22-8 in the second quarter. The “never say die” attitude of the Stallions showed up again when the Stallions broke a long run to keep things close with a halftime score of 22-14.

The Panthers got the ball to start the second half and went on a long drive that culminated in a 2 yd touchdown run, making the score 30-14.
The Panthers controlled the clock and the line of scrimmage in the second half and came away with a 38-14 victory.

East Atlanta QB Vince Hall

North Georgia 52 East Atlanta 13

The North Georgia Falcons scored early and often, building up a 31 to 0 lead by halftime, then scored twice more to open the third quarter.
Falcon’s Brett Snyder’s 20 yard touchdown run started the scoring, then he was good on the extra point kick. Snyder then added a 27 yard field goal to make the score 10-0. QB Tim Howard, on the next possession, connected with Riley Davis on a 26 yard touchdown pass. Snyder made the extra point kick and the Falcons led 17-0. Tim Howard ran 18 yards for a touchdown with Snyder good on the extra point, making the score, Falcons 24 Mustangs 0. Just before halftime, Howard found Snyder in the end zone on a 8 yard TD pass. After the successful extra point kick by Snyder, the Falcons led 31-0.

In the third quarter, Falcon running back Michael Jefferson added a 70 yard touchdown run , then Riley Davis intercepted a pass and ran it in for a 39 yard touchdown. Both extra points were good by Snyder and the Falcons led 45-0. Mustang running back Leon Jones busted loose for an 85 yard touchdown run to get the Mustangs on the scoreboard. The extra point kick was good, making the score 45-7. Riley Davis returned a Mustang’s punt 45 yards for a score and Snyder’s extra point kick made the score 52-7. The Mustang’s Reginald Spears ran 89 yards for a touchdown making the final score: Falcons 52 Mustangs 13

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North Georgia (white) vs Mount Vernon (blue)

Saturday, August 21st Game Results

Force RB Tevin Austin eludes tackler

Holy Ground 16 Horizon Christian 6 (non-GFC)

The Holy Ground Academy Stallions opened their season with a victory over Horizon Christian but the game wasn’t decided until late in the 4th quarter. Horizon led 6-3 at the half then the Stallions were able to put together two scores (one touchdown and a field goal) to get the W.

North Georgia 6 Mount Vernon Presbyterian 0 postponed by rain (non-GFC)
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North Georgia Falcons
# Player Name

1 Ryan Rivers
2 Riley Davis
6 Tim Howard
10 Zack Waddell
13 Brett Snyder
17 Jared Stephens
19 Matt Sinteff
20 Estebon Cortes
23 Zane McDaniel
33 Ben Keeling
36 Michael Jefferson
44 Drew Lee
55 Micah Nels
60 Josh Pack
62 Hunter Brumfield
63 Alec Beaty
66 Kris Setser
67 Zach Heffner
68 Adam Bieber
72 MacKenzie Page
75 Tad Dillard
78 Stephen Coriell
80 Gordon Thigpen
Joey Lopez (inactive)

NG Falcons Gabe Jefferson

Gabe Jefferson signs with Pikeville College

Gabe Jefferson, who help lead the North Georgia Falcons to the 2009 GFC championship, has signed to play football with Pikeville College in Pikeville, Kentucky beginning fall of 2010. Gabe led the Falcons in tackles playing middle linebacker and also played guard on offense. The Pikeville College Bears are members of the Mid-South Conference of the NAIA. Congratulations to Gabe! We wish him success as he begins his college education and football career.

UPDATE: Gabe wears #31 for Pikeville and in his first college football game, Saturday Sept 4th, he had one tackle against South Alabama. Gabe is first string on the punt team and 2nd string middle linebacker as a true freshman. He was on the field for about 25 plays. The team played in Mobile, Alabama. You can follow Gabe and his team by clicking on the following…PIKEVILLE

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2014 NG Falcons Roster

#44 Aaron Rothenberger
#2 Alex Johnson
#50 Bailey Hanner
#52 Ben Jefferson
#20 Brock Browder
#70 Christian Wolf
#33 Cody Wolf
#24 Daniel Brewton
#18 Darren Prince
#28 David Richards
#4 Isaiah Wilkins
#63 Jacob Fournier
#68 John McCollough
#17 Jonathan Bergener
#83 Jonathan Cooper
#1 Junior Lazalde
#15 Kenton Bradford
#13 Scott Richards
#3 Stephon Alonso
#55 Zach Shelton

Middle School Roster
#11 Ben Harrison
#16 CJ Smith
#12 Drew Neighbors
#14 Gaddi Gonzalez
#9 Jackson Bortz
#75 JJ Barnes
#36 JT Budwitz
#20 Liam Becker
#70 Quest Taylor
#10 Shields Mooney
#32 Tad Furnish
#65 Tanner Budwitz
#42 Tate Tadson
#6 Timothy Boyd
#64 Ty Furnish
#78 Will DeLoach

2014 Middle School Schedule

Sat, August 23rd: Georgia Force MS 32 North Georgia MS 0 (0-1)
Thursday, August 28th: Dominion Christian MS 32 North Georgia MS 14 (0-2)
Thursday, Sept 4th:
Thursday, Sept 11th: Kings MS 8 North Georgia MS 0 (0-3)
Thursday, Sept 18th: North Georgia MS 18 Dominion Christian MS 8 (1-3)
Thursday, Sept 25th: Georgia Force MS 32 North Georgia 0 (1-4)
Thursday, Oct 2nd:
Friday, Oct 10th: at Kings MS (Kell High School Stadium, East Cobb)
Saturday, Oct 18th: Middle School Playoffs
Saturday, Oct 25th: Middle School Championship

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