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2018 Johns Creek Varsity High Schools Football Schedules

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Johns Creek High School Varsity Football Home Games

JCHS vs. Creekside High School – Friday, Aug 10th, 8:00 pm

JCHS vs. Fairfield Central High School  – Friday, Aug 17th, 7:30 pm

JCHS vs. Chattahoochee High School  – Friday, Sep 14th, 7:30 pm

JCHS vs. Northview High School  – Friday, Sep 21st, 7:30 pm

JCHS vs. Pope High School – Friday, Oct 5th, 7:30 pm

JCHS vs. Centennial High School – Friday, Oct 19th, 7:30 pm 

Northview High School Varsity Football Home Games

Northview vs. Lakeside High School – Friday, Aug 24th, 7:30 pm

Northview vs. Dunwoody High School  – Friday, Sep 14th, 7:30 pm

Northview vs. North Atlanta High School  – Friday, Sep 28th, 7:30 pm

Northview vs. Cambridge High School – Friday, Oct 5th, 7:30 pm

Northview vs. Alpharetta High School – Friday, Oct 19th, 7:30 pm 

Chattahoochee High School Varsity Football Home Games

Chattahoochee vs. Riverwood High School  – Friday, Aug 17th, 7:30 pm

Chattahoochee vs. Northview High School  – Friday, Sep 7th, 7:30 pm

Chattahoochee vs. Pope High School  – Friday, Sep 21st, 7:30 pm

Chattahoochee vs. Centennial High School – Friday, Oct 5th, 7:30 pm

Chattahoochee vs. North Atlanta High School – Friday, Nov 2nd, 7:30 pm 

Pisgah High School Varsity Football Home Games

Pisgah vs. Holy Innocents Episcopal High School  – Friday, Aug 17th, 7:30 pm

Pisgah vs. St. Francis High School  – Friday, Aug 31st, 7:30 pm

Pisgah vs. Whitefield Academy  – Friday, Sep 7th, 7:30 pm

Pisgah vs. King’s Ridge Christian High School  – Friday, Sep 21st, 7:30 pm

Pisgah vs. Walker High School – Friday, Oct 26th, 7:30 pm

Mt Pisgah Patriots defeated by Calvary Day 35-21 in Playoffs


The Mount Pisgah Patriots varsity football team was defeated by Calvary Day 35-21 on Friday night in the GHSA playoffs. The loss ended the Patriots season in a disappointing fashion. The Patriots finished the year 9-3 overall and reached the second round of the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Calvary Day started the game by marching straight down the field scoring a touchdown on a 19 yard pass. They then extended the lead to 14-0 by scoring on a 46 yard run by Robert Heyward. After Pisgah quarterback Aaron Winchester threw an interception in the end zone, Calvary Day scored again to take a 21-0 lead.

The Patriots drove down the field right before halftime, with Winchester hitting Nicky Piccapietra for a 15 yard touchdown pass on the final play of the half to give Pisgah life. In the third quarter Calvary Day put the game away with two more touchdown runs by Heyward to give Calvary Day a 35-7 lead. The Patriots would score twice on a seven yard Winchester pass to Ben Miller and a one yard run by Winchester, but it was too late to do much good.

Winchester was 20-of-39 on the night, for 185 yards and two passing touchdowns. The senior ran for 74 yards and a score as well. Piccapietra had 77 all-purpose yards and a score, while Miller had 70 all-purpose yards and a score as well. Defensively Blake Smith led the Patriots with eight total tackles, and Jacob Greene added seven tackles and an interception.

Pisgah Patriots Defeated Landmark Christian, 38-14


Aaron Winchester had a hand in all five Pisgah touchdowns as the varsity football team defeated Landmark Christian 38-14 on Friday night in the opening round of the GHSA playoffs. The senior quarterback totaled 362 yards of offense including four touchdown passes and one touchdown run.
The Patriots will now travel to Savannah on Friday, November 28th to face top seeded Calvary Day in the second round.

Landmark fumbled on their first possession, which was recovered by Max Miller. Winchester found Ben Miller for a 14-yard scoring pass to put the Patriots up 7-0 early. On the next War Eagles drive Jacob Cendoya forced yet another fumble that was recovered by Patrick Ainsworth. Again, the Patriots drove straight down the field but settled for an 18 yard field goal from Chase Clark gave the Patriots a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter.

After the Patriots defense forced a forced a punt, Winchester hit Miller again on a 48 yard strike that gave the Patriots a 17-0 lead. The Eagles would score a touchdown before the half to cut the lead to 17-7 at the break.

After the Patriots punted on their first possession of the second half, Landmark scored to cut the lead to 17-14, but that is as close as the War Eagles would come. After the two teams exchanged punts, Winchester hit Jacob Greene on a 27 yard touchdown pass to extend the lead to 24-14. On the ensuing kickoff, Landmark fumbled and John O’Connor recovered for the Patriots. Wasting no time, Winchester struck again on the very next play floating a beautiful pass on a fade route to Connor Richey who made a tremendous catch in the end zone.

A Nicky Piccapietra interception in the end zone set up Pisgah’s last touchdown – a seven yard run by Winchester.

The Patriot offense racked up 418 yards on the night. Winchester finished 16-of-20 for 237 passing, to go along with 21 carries for 125 yards.  Miller had 121 combined rushing and receiving yards with two touchdowns. Richey added 50 receiving yards and a score, and Greene had 55 all-purpose yards and a score.

The No. 9 seeded Patriots, who were the only higher-seeded team to win on Friday night, will now face the daunting challenging of taking out No. 1 Calvary Day. The Cavaliers advanced to the second round with a 26-7 win over Christian Heritage.

JCHS Cheerleaders Place 3rd in State Championship!





Three Cheers Hooray! Johns Creek HS Varsity Cheerleaders Competed in the State Championship in Columbus GA, this weekend. The squad is Class AAAAA and placed 3rd!

Got a video of the performance out there?

 Photo Source: johnscreekgladiators.com





35-21 Pisgah Patriots defeated by Mt Paran


The Mount Pisgah varsity football team was defeated 35-21 in the Region 6-A championship game by Mount Paran on Friday night. The Patriots (7-3) were able to overcome a two touchdown deficit early in the second half, but the Eagles (10-0) pulled away in the fourth quarter to win.

The Patriots forced a fumble on Mount Paran’s first drive in the red zone, but quickly gave the ball back and Mt. Paran took the lead on the first of four Dorian Walker touchdown runs. The Patriots answered quickly, putting together a 13 play, 63 yard drive that took eight minutes off the clock. Nicky Piccapietra capped the drive with a two yard touchdown run to tie the game.

The Eagles retook the lead on a 60 yard run by Walker and scored once more before the half to take a 21-7 lead into the locker room.
The Patriots started the second half strong when Aaron Winchester plunged into the end zone from two yards out to cut the lead in half. The senior set up his own score with a 70-yard run on the drive.

After the Patriots defense forced a Mount Paran punt, Winchester hit Ben Miller for a 45-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 21. The Eagles offense was relentless, scoring immediately on a 63-yard run by Walker. Mt. Paran put the game away midway through the fourth quarter with Walker’s final touchdown of the night.

Winchester was 6-13 passing on the night for 78-yards and a touchdown. He led the team in rushing with 115 yards on 20 attempts and a score. Piccapietra added 40 yards of his own to the teams rushing total.

Defensively Oz Dixon recorded seven total tackles, and Max Miller had 5.
The Patriots will find out their seeding for the playoffs this week, but they will not have a game until November 22.

-Stuart Hughes

Patriots Rout Whitefield to Clinch Region



The Mount Pisgah Patriots varsity football team defeated the Whitefield Wolves 47-6 on Senior Night. The Patriots have clinched their side of the division and will play for the Region Championship in the Crossover game next week.

In the first quarter, the Patriots got rolling quickly, with Aaron Winchester scoring on an 11 yard scamper. Then Blake Smith returned a fumble 33 yards for a touchdown. The Patriots held the Wolves to a missed field goal on their next drive, and then Winchester hit Ben Miller for a 28 yard touchdown pass to give the Patriots a 20-0 lead at the end of the period.

Early in the second quarter, Winchester found Jacob Greene who caught the ball inches off the grass in the end zone for a 19 yard touchdown. After Chase Clark kicked a 34 yard field goal, the Patriots led 30-0. Whitefield managed a touchdown before the half but missed the extra point.

In the third quarter, the Patriots put the game away with two long touchdown rushes. The first was by Winchester for 43 yards, and the second was by Nicky Piccapietra for 32 yards. Clark added another field goal to give the Patriots the victory.

Winchester was 9-12 passing on the night for 106 yards and two touchdowns. He also led the Patriots in rushing with 130 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns. Piccapietra added 60 yards and Oz Dixon had 42. Miller led the Patriots with six catches for 73 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively Blake Smith shined, leading the team with eight tackles, two sacks, and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. John Robert Cendoya added five total tackles, and Chase Clark and William Mapes added interceptions.

The Patriots will likely travel to Mount Paran in the Region Crossover game next week to play the undefeated Eagles.

Pisgah Patriots Landslide Win


The Mount Pisgah varsity football team defeated Kings Ridge 64-22 on Friday night to improve their record to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in region 6B-A. The 64 points scored by the Patriots set a school record for most points scored in a game. The previous record was set in a 63-62 loss to Our Lady of Mercy in October of 2007.

The Patriots started the game with an eight play 61-yard drive that concluded with an Osby Dixon three yard run. Chase Clark passed to William Mapes to complete the two point conversion and the Patriots led 8-0. The Patriots scored two more touchdowns on five and eight yard runs by Aaron Winchester to extend the lead to 22-0. After Colton Adamczyk forced an interception by Max Miller, Winchester hit Ben Miller for a 46-yard touchdown pass.

Kings Ridge scored with less than a minute left in the half, but Winchester led the Patriots down the field quickly, scoring on a 45-yard pass to a wide open Jacob Greene. This gave the Patriots a 36-7 lead at halftime.

After the Tigers scored to open the second half, the Patriots rattled off three straight touchdowns. The first came by way of a nine yard rush by Dixon, then a four yard rush by Nicky Piccapietra, and finally a one yard rush by Michael Provost. The Tigers managed to force a safety and then scored one last touchdown, and freshman Michael Garrison finished the scoring with a 56-yard run to give the Patriots the victory.

Winchester was 6-of-13 passing on the night for 120 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 13 carries for 110 yards and two more scores. Dixon had 91 rushing yards and two scores, and the rest of the Patriots combined to give the team 425 rushing yards. Miller led the Patriots with 5 catches for 75 yards and a touchdown. Defensively Blake Smith led the defense with six tackles, including two for a loss.

The Patriots return to Savior Field for Senior Night next week against Whitefield. Whitefield fell to St. Francis 14-7 last week and have a 4-4 record overall and 2-2 mark in region 6B-A play.

-Stuart Hughes

Pisgah Patriots Defeat Pinecrest Paladins


The Mount Pisgah varsity football team hung on to defeat the Pinecrest Paladins 21-14 on Friday night at Savior Field. The Patriots stood firm and did not allow the Paladins to complete a comeback attempt. Their record improved to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in region 6-A.

Neither team was able to score in the first period, with the Patriots only having the ball for one minute of the quarter. But when they took control in the second quarter, quarterback Aaron Winchester led a 13 play, 92 yard drive, which was capped by his 18-yard scamper into the end zone. Neither team could score in the remainder of the period, so the score at the half was Pisgah 7, Pinecrest 0.

In the second half, Pinecrest’s Adam Guard scored a touchdown to tie the game at seven midway through the third quarter. Winchester and the Patriots answered immediately with another scoring drive. This time Winchester found Oz Dixon in the end zone for an eight yard scoring pass. After the teams exchanged possessions, the Patriots extended their lead to 21-7 on a one yard touchdown run by Winchester. That play was set up by a key 17 yard run by Nicky Piccapietra.

The Patriots forced a turnover two plays later, but Winchester was picked off in the end zone. Pinecrest managed to score a touchdown late in the game to make things interesting, but the onside kick attempt went out of bounds and the Patriots went home victorious.

Winchester was 6-of-10 on the night for 88 yards and a touchdown. He rushed for 91 yards on 15 carries and two scores. Dixon and Piccapietra led the Patriots rushing with 50 and 42 yards, respectively. Connor Richey had 54 receiving yards on 3 receptions.

Defensively Max Miller led the Patriots with 11 total tackles and a fumble recovery. John Robert Cendoya had eight tackles including two sacks, Oz Dixon had eight tackles and one sack, and Blake Smith finished with seven tackles and another two sacks. Chase Clark was three of three on extra points and had three out of a possible four touchbacks. His three extra points gave him 100 total points in his kicking career.

The Patriots hit the road next week to play Kings Ridge Tigers, they lost to St. Francis 25-13 on Friday night.
-Stuart Hughes

Pisgah Patriots Football Team fell to Fellowship 33-28


The Mount Pisgah Patriots varsity football team fell to Fellowship

33-28 on Friday night. After trailing 33-14, the Patriots mounted
a furious comeback attempt that fell short as the Patriots could 
not score from the 21 yard line as time expired.The night started
off well for the Patriots as they quickly built a 14-0 lead in the first 
quarter. Defensive lineman Shingi Chigwere scored on a one yard 
touchdown run, and then a beautiful seven yard fade pass from 
Aaron Winchester to Connor Richey put Pisgah in control early.


In the second quarter the momentum started shifting the Paladins
way as a blocked a punt was recovered for a safety by Fellowship.
On the ensuing possession Fellowship scored a touchdown to cut the
lead to 14-9. They added a 39yard field goal as the teams went into the
locker room with Pisgah leading 14-12.Fellowship scored again on their 
first possession of the second half to take the lead 19-14. 

The Patriots took the ball and began marching right up the field,

when a controversial fumble at the Fellowship ten yard line gave the
ball back to the Paladins. Fellowship scored again, capping an 18 play drive
with a 30yard touchdown to extend the lead to 26-14.Winchester then
threw an interception, which the Paladins quickly capitalized on for another score to lead 33-14 with just over six minutes to play.

The Patriots offense revived itself and got back into the game when Winchester hit Jacob Greene on a 35yard strike to cut the lead to 33-21.

After forcing a punt, the Patriots scored again on a 12 yard
pass to Richey to help the Patriots pull within five with 1:34 remaining.

Chase Clark executed a perfect onside kick, which was recovered by
Oz Dixon to send the Patriot fans into hysterics of joy.Winchester then 
started leading the Patriots down the field.

On the final play Winchester’s pass to Oz Dixon fell incomplete, but a
pass interference call led to the Patriots having one more play from the
21 yard line. Winchester scrambled around the pocket before
throwing an interception in the end zone.

Winchester was 18 of 33 for 180 yards and three touchdown passes.
He rushed for an astounding 241 yards on 23 carries. Dixon had
63 receiving yards on seven catches, and Richey added 40 receiving
yards on five catches with two touchdowns.
Defensively Nicky Piccapietra led the Patriots with 12 total tackles,
including one sack. Chigwere added eight tackles to go along with his
touchdown carry.
The Patriots (4-2, 1-1) return home to face Pinecrest on Friday for
the annual Pink-Out game and Primary School Night.
-Stuart Hughes

Pisgah Defeats St. Francis


The Mount Pisgah Varsity football team defeated upstart St. Francis 39-20 on Saturday afternoon at the PAC. The Patriots defense held the Knights to 155 total offensive yards and forced four turnovers. Pisgah is now 4-1 on the season and 1-0 in Region 6B-A play.After the Patriots forced a fumble on the first drive by the Knights, senior quarterback Aaron Winchester hit junior Justin Gilvin on an eight yard pass for a touchdown to go up 7-0.The Patriots were not immune to the turnover bug, fumbling on their next two possessions. Both fumbles led to St. Francis touchdowns as the Knights took a14-7 lead. Pisgah would not be down for long as senior Shingi Chigwere blocked a punt which resulted in a safety. The Patriots then found the end zone again on an 11 yard pass from Winchester to Oz Dixon for a 16-14 halftime advantage.

In the second half, the teams exchanged punts until the Patriots offense got back on track and drove down the field. Sophomore Max Miller capped the drive with a one yard scoring run to give the Patriots a 23-14 lead.

Late in the fourth quarter Winchester scored on the quarterback sneak to further extend the lead to 29-14. On the next play from scrimmage, senior Blake Smith hit the St. Francis quarterback hard enough jar the ball loose. Miller quickly snatched the ball out of the air and ran it 26 yards for a touchdown to seal the game.

The Knights ran a kickoff back for a touchdown, and junior Chase Clark added a field goal for the final score of 39-20.

On the day Winchester was 18-of-31 for 151 yards and two touchdowns. Senior Ben Miller totaled 61 all-purpose yards and Gilvin totaled 58 yards and a score. Defensively Shingi and Max Miller led the Patriots with 11 total tackles each. Both Miller brothers had interceptions and Smith had a forced fumble.

The Patriots travel to Fellowship next week to play the Paladins. Fellowship is 2-3 on the season and defeated Kings Ridge 47-28 this week.

Stuart Hughes

Patriots Cruise past Christian Heritage


 Mount Pisgah Sports Reporter: Stuart Hughes 

The Mount Pisgah Patriots varsity football team defeated Christian Heritage by a score of 41-21 in Dalton, Georgia. The Patriots were unstoppable, racking up over 400 yards of offense and forcing four turnovers defensively.

After Christian Heritage’s first drive ended in a three and out, the Patriots marched right down the field and scored on a two yard run by Senior Ben Miller. Then after each team exchanged possessions a few times, the Patriots punched in another touchdown on an Aaron Winchester two yard run. Christian Heritage managed to get in the end zone before the half on a five yard pass. The score at halftime was 14-7 in favor of the Patriots.

Junior Chase Clark kicked a field goal on the first possession of the third quarter to put the Patriots up 17-7, then Max Miller picked off Christian Heritage to set up the Patriots with the ball on the 36 yard line. They capped the drive with a seven yard touchdown pass from Winchester to Junior Justin Gilvin.

Sophomore Noah West forced and recovered a fumble for the Patriots, which led to Winchester hitting Miller on a wide open wheel route for a 71 yard touchdown pass. The Patriots led 31-7 and now had control of the game. Senior Oz Dixon pounded in another one yard to score to put the Patriots up 38-7. After Christian Heritage scored a couple of quick scores to make things seem interesting, Clark made a 35 yard field goal and the game ended 41-21.

Winchester was 23 of 38 passing and had 326 yards with two touchdowns. The Patriots had over 100 total rushing yards and three touchdowns from Winchester, Miller, and Gilvin. Miller had 9 catches for 182 yards and a touchdown, Dixon had 58 receiving yards on six catches, and Gilvin had 49 yards and a touchdown on four catches.  Defensively Senior Shingi Chigwere had 8 total tackles and two for loss, Miller had seven, and Senior John O’Connor had six. West and Chigwere had fumble recoveries, and Chase Gailey had an interception.

The Patriots improved their overall record to 3-1, and 1-0 in Region play. They return to action at Savior Field at the PAC next week versus St. Francis (4-0) for the Homecoming Game, Friday 10/3 7:30pm.

Pisgah Patriots Hold Off Hard Charging Eagles Landing


                                                                                    September 12, 2014

The Mount Pisgah varsity football team outlasted Eagles Landing Christian by a score of 28-21 on Friday night. After recovering an onside kick the Chargers had the ball on the Patriots 15 yard line with 23 seconds remaining, but a key tackle by sophomore Chase Gailey ended the game as Eagles Landing could not get off another play.

Eagles Landing opened the scoring when Jordan Scott reached the end zone on a 29-yard run to take an early 6-0 lead. After the teams traded punts, the Patriots scored when senior quarterback Aaron Winchester found senior Ben Miller on a bubble screen. Miller raced 78-yards down the left sideline for a touchdown.

The Patriots got the ball right back and scored again on another Winchester pass, this time to junior Jacob Greene on a crossing route for a 27-yard touchdown. After Scott scored again for the Chargers on a 49-yard run, Winchester put Pisgah back in control with a scramble that resulted in a five yard touchdown run with one minute remaining in the first half. The Patriots led 21-13 at half.

On Eagles Landing’s third possession of the second half Cameron Stewart raced 64-yards down the right sideline, but junior Chase Clark made a touchdown saving tackle at the Patriots ten yard line and the Chargers were not able to score on the possession.

In the fourth quarter the Patriots extended their lead with a 34-yard touchdown run by Winchester. Up 28-13 and with the clock winding down, the game seemed in hand, but a Clark punt was blocked, setting up Eagles Landing with a first and goal at the four, which Nick Dawson punched in one play later. After a successful two-point conversion the Pisgah lead was trimmed to 28-21.

With under a minute and a half remaining in the game Eagles Landing was still not done as they recovered the onside kick at the Patriots 44 yard line. After four successful running plays, the Chargers had the ball with a first down at the Patriot 15. After a timeout, Chase Gailey stuffed Scott on a run, and the Chargers could not get a play off before time expired.

Winchester finished the night 10-of-16 for 181 yards and two touchdowns. The Georgia State commitment also led the Patriots with 111 rushing yards on 16 carries and two more touchdowns. Miller compiled 185 total yards, including 111 yards receiving and a touchdown. Defensively for the Patriots, senior Blake Smith led the Patriots with 11 total tackles. Junior J.R. Cendoya contributed eight tackles, senior John O’Connor had seven tackles, and senior Shingi Chigwere added seven tackles and a blocked punt.

After a bye week next week, the Patriots return to the field, traveling to Christian Heritage on September 26th.


 Mount Pisgah Sports Reporter: Stuart Hughes 


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