Falcons Accomplishments

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2017 GFC Champions 2016 GFC Champions _____________________ 2014 Season

GFC Champions _____________________ 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
______________________ 2006 Season

GFL 2nd Place ______________________ 2005 Season

NACA Division 3
National Champions ______________________ 2004 Season

GFL 1st Place
GFL Champions

Middle School Football

The North Georgia Falcons middle school football teams is made up of boys 11 thru 14 (can’t turn 15 before May 1st of the football season). Focusing on the learning the game, the team works on position drills, fundamentals of the game and execution. We are always looking for additional players, so if you want to give football a try, we would love to have you.

2014 NG Middle School pix

2014 Falcons Middle School is coaches by Joel Mooney and Eddie Neighbors.

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 (1-5)


2013 MS Championship Pix

Falcons beat Cornerstone Prep to win 2013 GFC Middle School Championship

2013 North Georgia Falcons Middle School Team

We are looking for boys (ages 11 to 14) who want to play football. If you are interested in playing, even if you have not played on a team before, please call Coach Roger at 678-313-6034.

2013 Game Schedule

Fri, Aug 16th: Fulton Leadership Academy 12 North Georgia 0 (0-1)
Thur, Aug 29th: beat Holy Spirit Prep (1-1)
Fri, Sept 6th: lost to Skipstone Academy (1-2)
Thur, Sept 12th: bye
Thur, Sept 19th: tied Cornerstone Prep (1-2-1)
Fri, Sept 27th: beat Holy Spirit Prep (2-2-1)
Fri, Oct 4th: lost to Anderson Cavaliers (2-3-1)
Thur, Oct 10th: lost to Colonial Hills (2-4-1)
Thur, Oct 17th:
Thur, Oct 24th: beat Cornerstone Prep (3-4-1)

2013 Roster
3 Ashton Bruce
6 Spencer Richardson
9 Jackson Bortz
11 Jackson Lee
17 Sean Duffy
20 Levi Stewart
24 Mason Bumgarner
30 Joseph Fazzio
32 Rocky Mackendrick
33 Jude Downs
35 Gadi Gonzalez
51 Ben Jefferson
52 Grant Gay
56 John Jumper
59 Zach Peagler
62 Cory Williams
63 Alex Ree
70 Cody Wolf
80 Caleb Faulkner
83 Josh Lee

Fulton Leadership MS 34 North Georgia MS 0

If felt like David and Goliath as the Fulton Leadership Academy (with many players who seemed twice as tall as the Falcons) strolled onto the battlefield. Unfortunately we were playing football and not slinging rocks. A great effort by the Falcons wasn’t good enough and the unbeaten FLA were able to pull away in the 4th quarter.

North Georgia MS 32 Copper Basin MS 30

QB Thomas Gilbert, HB Jake Howard and RB Cameron Hembree all scored touchdowns, but it was the 2-pt conversion pass from Gilbert to Caleb Faulkner that was the difference in a back and forth barn-burner that the Falcons were able to win. The Copper Basin team from Tennessee were up to the task but fell short on the scoreboard.

North Atlanta MS 6 North Georgia MS 0

The Falcons defense held strong the whole game, however, on the last play of the game, North Atlanta ran a reverse and were able to score to give the Saints the only touchdown and the victory.

Georgia Force MS 22 North Georgia 14

Kieron Graham, the Force running back, broke loose for 3 long touchdown runs as the Force MS beat the North Georgia Falcons MS. The Falcons MS scored first as QB Thomas Gilbert threw a touchdown pass to Jacob Howard on the Falcons opening possession to take a 6-0 lead. The Force came right back on the first play from scrimmage and went up 8-6 when they converted the 2-point attempt. The Force scored again on their next possession to go up 14-6, however, the Falcons threatened to score when they moved down to the 4 yard line just before halftime. After the Force went up 22-6, the Falcons were able to score again on a Gilbert to Howard touchdown pass. The Falcons converted the 2-pt attempt as Gilbert connected with Howard again. The game stayed close all the way til the end. The Falcons had a long touchdown pass called back near the end of the game as the Force held on to win.

Falcons MS falls to Towns County MS 30-8

The Falcons travelled to Hiawassee to take on the public school middle school team from Towns County. On the Falcons first possession QB Thomas Gilbert had his pass intercepted and run back for a touchdown to give Towns the lead. The 2 point conversion was good making the score Towns 8 NG 0. On the next possession, Falcon running back Cameron Hembree was hit and fumbled with Towns recovering the ball. A few plays later Towns scored to go up 14-0. It looked bad for the Falcons, but they started to play better and managed to move the ball especially just before halftime when Gilbert hooked up with Jake Howard for a 40 yard completion down to the 8 yard line. The Falcons ran several plays and were on the goal line, however, Towns stopped the Falcons on 4th down to keep the Falcons from scoring. The half ended 14-0.

On the first possession of the 2nd half, Towns was able to compete a touchdown pass and go up 22-0. A few possession later, Towns again scored on a long pass to go up 30-0. The Falcons were able to score on a Gilbert to Howard 45 yard touchdown pass and then Thomas Gilbert added the 2-point conversion for the final score. Despite being outnumbered, outsized and outweighed by Towns, the Falcons played a really good game.

North Georgia MS defeats Trinity Chapel MS 22-12

The Middle School Falcons took the opening kickoff and drove the length of the field scoring on a Cameron Hembree run. Falcon QB Thomas Gilbert scored later in the first quarter. Jacob Howard added the 2 point conversion to make it 14-0. The last Falcon touchdown was scored by Jacob Howard. Gilbert added the 2 point attempt. Trinity Chapel was able to score on a long run in the second quarter and on a long pass near the end of the game.

Click here to view pictures of the Falcons MS game vs Trinity Chapel MS

2012 NG Falcons Middle School Football Schedule
Thur Aug 23rd: North Georgia MS 22 Trinity Chapel MS 12 (1-0)
Thur Aug 30th: Towns Co MS 30 North Georgia MS 8 (1-1)
Sat Sep 8th: bye week
Sat Sep 15th: Georgia Force MS 20 North Georgia 14 (1-2)
Fri Sep 21st: North Atlanta MS 6 North Georgia 0 (1-3)
Thur Sep 27th: North Georgia MS 32 Copper Basin MS 30 (2-3)
Sat Oct 13th: Fulton Leadership Acad MS 34 North Georgia MS 0 (2-4)
Sat Oct 20th: North Atlanta MS 22 North Georgia 14 (2-5)

2012 NG Middle School Roster

1 Thomas Gilbert
2 Ashton Bruce
3 Caleb Faulkner
4 Turner Mitchell
12 Jacob Howard
16 Cameron Hembree
20 Levi Stewart
24 Mason Bumgarner
29 Spencer Richardson
32 Cooper Mitchell
33 Jude Downs
51 Ben Jefferson
52 Grant Gay
56 John Jumper
59 Jackson Lee
70 Josh Lee
78 Chandler Tatum


GFC Director Hank St.Denis present Falcons MS Coach Gordon Ricketts the 2011 Trophy along with players and coaches

North Georgia MS Falcons win GFC Middle School Championship

North Georgia MS 27 Georgia Force MS 14

Game results from Sat, Oct 1st

North Georgia MS 16 Sandy Springs MS 6

North Georgia Falcons MS (white) vs Union County MS

Results from Thursday, Sept 15th & Sat, Sept 17th

Union County MS 39 North Georgia MS 22

The North Georgia Falcons MS team lost to Union County MS 39-22. Noah Bieber of the Falcons intercepted a pass and ran 94 yards for a touchdown to highlight the scoring.

Georgia Force MS 34 Harvester MS 14

Falcons MS running back Ethan Rivers (11) eludes Cavaliers player while Falcon QB Noah Bieber (14) looks on

Game results from Sat, Sept 10th

North Georgia MS 20 Sandy Springs MS 12

Game Results from Sat, Sept 3rd

Sandy Springs MS 18 Georgia Force MS 6

Game results from Fri, Aug 19th

North Georgia MS loses to Anderson Cavaliers MS 28-8

The Falcons MS started the game strong as they scored first on a long Josh Warren touchdown of 65 yards on their first possession, however, after that the Cavaliers were able to shut down the Falcons and begin their comeback. The Cavaliers scored early in the 2nd quarter to tie the score at 8-8 and that is the way the first half ended. In the 3rd quarter, the Falcons were driving but a pitchout to the running back was fumbled and caught in the air by a Cavalier defender who took it in for a touchdown. This gave the Cavaliers the lead. The Cavaliers next score came of a mishandled Falcon snap on a punt that the punter had to fall on, giving Anderson great field position. Finally the Cavaliers were successful on a pass play where the wide receiver got behind a Falcon cornerback, caught the ball and ran in for the score.

2011 GFC Middle School Champions

2011 Falcon Middle School Team

Middle School Game Schedule

North Georgia Falcons MS

Fri, Aug 19th: Anderson Cavaliers MS 28 North Georgia MS 8 (0-1)
Thur, Sept 1st: North Georgia MS 14 Towns County MS 8 (1-1)
Sat, Sept 10th: North Georgia MS 20 Sandy Springs MS 12 (2-1)
Thur, Sept 15th: Union County MS 39 North Georgia 22 (2-2)
Sat, Oct 1st North Georgia MS 16 Sandy Springs MS 6 (3-2)
Fri, Oct 7th North Georgia 27 Ga Force MS 14 (4-2)

North Georgia JV games

Sat, Sept 24 Unity Christian 34 North Georgia 21 (0-1)
Fri, Oct 28th: JV game at home against North Atlanta Saints JV

Middle School Falcons
2 Knox Kiernan
11 Ethan Rivers
12 Jacob Howard
14 Noah Bieber
16 Cody Ricketts
24 Mason Bumgarner
29 Sean Sanford
32 Zach Leist
50 Bailey Hanner
51 Jacob Caldwell
52 John McCullough
55 Ethan Evans Shores
63 Ethan Logan
64 Josh Warren
70 Grant Gay
72 Malachi Stewart
88 Bayle Kirk
Ben Jefferson


2010 NG Falcons Middle School

NG Falcons MS players celebrate victory over Maryland Christian Saints in Panama City Beach

Click Here to View Pictures from the NG Middle School vs Maryland Christian Saints Middle School game

The Falcons MS/JH team travelled to Panama City Beach, Florida to play in the 2010 National Homeschool Football Tournament. The Falcons defeated the Maryland Christian Saints 28 to 23 in the semifinals, but lost a heartbreaker to the Lighthouse Christian Chargers 6-0 in the NHFA JH Championship Game. It looked like the Falcons were going to score late in the game when Cody Ricketts took a handoff and ran twenty-five yards, however, he was tripped up by the Charger safety near the end zone. The Falcons fumbled and the Chargers recovered, then ran out the clock to win.

Sandy Springs Stallions beat Falcons to win 2010 GFC MS Championship

Sandy Springs Stallions defeated the North Georgia Falcons (GFC Regular Season Champions) 30-14 to win the first GFC Middle School Championship. The only loss for the Stallions was to the Falcons 8 to 7 during the regular season.

The Stallions took the opening kickoff and drove down the field to score. A 26 yard run by #4 Kevin Makowski set up the first touchdown by Shakur Jackson. The Stallions missed the 2 point conversion. On the Falcons first possession they fumbled and the ball was recovered by Stallions’ Devin Straghn. This led to a second Shakur Jackson touchdown from 52 yards out. The 2 point conversion was successful when Mike Love ran it into the end zone. A 36 yard run by Love also set up the final touchdown of the first half by Jackson on a 3 yard run with the point after by Parker Dennis.

The Falcons were inside the 5 yard line twice in the first half but could not score. These missed opportunities were too big to overcome as the unbeated Falcons lost in the GFC final game.

In the second half, on 4th and 6 , Tyler Reid completed a 32 yard pass to Straghn to set up the Stallions’ final touchdown, again by Jackson on a 6 yard run. QB Makowski was good on the 2 point attempt.

North Georgia was able to score twice in the fourth quarter to make the score 30-14. Tevon Valdez scored on a run while Cody Ricketts scored the other touchdown on a pass.

Congratulations to both teams for a great season!

2010 GFC Middle School Playoffs Results for Saturday, Oct 23rd

Game 1: Sandy Springs Stallions 38 Dominion Christian Knights 8

Game 2: North Georgia Falcons 34 Horizon Christian Warriors 14



GFC Middle School Playoffs Semifinals

North Georgia MS 34 Horizon Christian 14

The number one seed, North Georgia MS Falcons, opened up the GFC playoffs last Saturday in style against the number four seed Horizon Warriors.The Falcons took the field after watching the Sandy Springs Stallions ensure their spot in the upcoming championship game by beating Dominion Christian. The Falcons were eager to do the same. The Falcons received the ball first on their own 29 yard line and went to work, moving the ball to the Warriors territory. The Falcons then handed the ball to RB/S Tevon Valdez, who ran it 42 yards for a touchdown. The two point conversion was no good. Horizon started with fairly good field position, but failed to put together a rhythm on the Falcon defense. Horizon then kicked a terrific punt, pinning the Falcons at their own two yard line. After losing a yard on the first play, the Falcons gave the ball to running back Dylan Cason, who sprinted a season long 99 yards for the score. Valdez was good on the two point conversion.

The Warriors special teams answered with a kick return to the Falcon 40. The Warrior offense took it from there, driving to within the ten and scoring on a nine yard pass. The two- point conversion was good. Horizon had momentum but could not handle the high-powered offense. Receiving the ball on the 25, the Falcons drove to the Horizon 26, setting up a Valdez touchdown run. The two point conversion was stopped. The Warriors were then stopped on fourth down. The Falcons drove to the Warrior seven, only to have time end in the half. The halftime score: Falcons-20, Warriors-8.

The second half was more of the same. Horizon fumbled on their opening possession, and the Falcons recovered on the 32. The Falcons capitilized with an eight yard run by running back Austin Rothenburger. Valdez was once again good on the two point conversion. Horizon special teams once again came through with a kick return for a touchdown. WR/CB Brady Autry made a fantastic tackle to stop the conversion. That was the last Warrior score of the game. The Falcons, however, continued scoring with a 57 yard TD run by Cason. Rothenburger scored on the conversion. The final score: Falcons-34, Warriors-14. It will be a rematch between the Stallions and the Falcons in the championship next Saturday at North Springs High School. It should be epic.


2010 Falcons Middle School Game Schedule

North Georgia 14 Christian Heritage 12

The MS Falcons defeated the Lions from Christian Heritage to complete an undefeated season.

North Georgia 8 Sandy Springs 7

The Falcons and Stallions were both unbeaten with 5-0 records so it was bound to be a great ballgame. Sandy Springs took the opening kickoff and drove down the field. It took over 12 minutes (one and a half quarters), but they scored from the one yard line. The extra point kick was good. Sandy Springs led 7-0 in the second quarter and the Falcons had never touched the ball. The Falcons took the kickoff and used up all but 20 seconds of the remaining time in the second quarter scoring right before the half. The Falcons lined up and went for two point. They were successful and led 8 to 7. The second half was similar to the first half except the Falcons took the kickoff and drove all the way down the field getting to the 10 yard line before the Stallions held on four downs. The Stallions took over but were stopped when they fumbled the ball and the Falcons Luke Jarret recovered. The Falcons drove again down to inside the 20 yard line, but the Stallions were able to stop them from scoring. Late in the 4th quarter, the Stallions took over and drove down the field to the 12 yard line. With 24 seconds to go in the game the Stallions attempted a halfback pass and the Falcons intercepted the ball ending the threat and winning the battle of unbeatens. The North Georgia Falcons Middle School are the Regular Season Champions for the 2010 GFC Middle School League

North Georgia MS 26 Horizon Christian MS 0

Tevon Valdez scored on touchdown runs of 70 yards and 24 yards plus he intercepted a pass and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown as the Falcons MS defeated the Warriors of Horizon Christian. Cody Ricketts ran for a 48 yard touchdown. The Falcons defense were led by Austin Rothenberger, Matthew Howard, Gibson Gunter and Noah Keeling.

North Georgia MS 12 Dominion Christian MS 6

In an exciting GFC Middle School League game between unbeaten teams, North Ga Falcon Middle School defeated the Dominion Christian Lions by a score of 12 – 6. In the opening quarter, Falcon QB #11 Tevan Valdez scored on a 34 yard run that put the Falcons up 6 – 0. PAT failed. It was pretty much a defensive battle throughout the whole first half with North Georgia scoring on a 54 yard scamper by Valdez to put the Falcons up 12 – 6 . PAT failed.
In the second half, Dominion broke a 70 yard TD run to bring them within 6 points of the Falcons. PAT failed. With a rugged defense the Falcons were able to hold off Dominion until the 4th quarter at which time mental and physical fatigue began to set in on the Falcons. Dominion received the ball on their own 35 yd line and began marching the ball down field. With 1 minute left to go in the game, Dominion QB dropped back to pass and fired a bullet to an open receiver, but North Georgia’s Valdez broke on the ball, went high in the air, bagging the ball for a Falcon interception. With 55 seconds remaining, NG ran the clock out and won their 3rd game of the season, leaving them tied for first place in the GFC Middle School League and still undefeated.
Valdez led in rushing yards with 135 and 7 carries and 2 TD’s. Austin Rothenberger had 41 yards with 9 carries. Luke Jarret led the defense with 4 tackles.

For pictures from the Falcons vs Dominion Christian game,CLICK HERE

North Georgia 40 North Atlanta 0

The Falcons MS team started their season with a strong offensive attack running behind the big offensive line of Noah Keeling, Gipson Gunter, Matt Howard, David Hunt and Josh Warren. QB Tevon Valdez and running back Dylan Cason accounted for most of the scoring. Fullback Alex Johnson added several extra 2-point conversions.

Sat, Sept 4th: North Georgia 40 North Atlanta 0
Sat, Sept 11th: North Georgia MS 12 Dominion Christian MS 6
Fri, Sept 17th: North Georgia 26 Horiizon Christian MS 0
Thur, Sept 23rd: North Georgia 14 Towns County MS 14
Fri, Oct 1st: North Georgia 2 Force MS 0
Sat, Oct 9th: North Georgia 8 Sandy Springs Charter MS 7
Thur, Oct 14th: home vs Christian Heritage MS (non GFC) 5:00

North Georgia Middle School Roster

# Player Name

11 Tevon Valdez
12 Varun Ballari
14 Noah Bieber
16 Cody Ricketts
24 Austin Rothenberger
29 Dylan Cason
32 Patrick Thigpen
35 Alex Johnson
38 Matthew Howard
41 David Hunt
50 Bailey Hanner
52 Robby Brassell
56 Bayle Kirk
59 Brady Autrey
64 Josh Warren
65 Noah Keeling
77 Gibson Gunter
85 Luke Jarret
88 Aaron Rothenberger

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