Christian Heritage School 2021

Team Profile

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Q&A with Coach Jay Poag

Christian Heritage High School Football Coach Jay PoagQ: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: A blend of established playmakers and a youth movement.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: If the new faces can step into key roles. 

Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A: Seniors Christian Thomas (QB), Solomon Locke (RB/LB), and Caden Mathis (OL/DL). 

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: We have All-State candidates at QB, RB, and DE – good young talent who have waited their turn and are ready to get their chance.  

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: The new faces who have to step in and replace the numerous All-Region seniors who graduated (six of whom signed college scholarships). 

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: Our team expects to win and compete for the championship. 

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Hard work always pays off. In the craziness of COVID-19, we learned that good teams stay focused on what they can control. 

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: The staff is returning intact again, so we’ll have the same philosophy in offense, defense, and special teams. 

Q: How would you characterize your team’s speed?

A: We have good team speed overall. It might be even better than that, depending on how a couple of new faces pan out in spring practice and summer workouts. 

Stats

Coach Name: Jay Poag (7 yrs. as a head coach, 6th as head coach at Christian Heritage)

Division/Region: GA 7-A 

2020 Overall Record: 10-2 

2020 District Finish: 1st

Mascot: Lions

 

2021 Schedule

August

20 Fellowship Christian (H)

27 Landmark Christian (H)

September

3 King’s Ridge Christian (H)

10 Heritage (A)

24 Mount Pisgah Christian (A)

October

1 Lakeway Christian Academy (A)

8 Walker (H)

15 Darlington (A)

22 Mount Paran Christian (H)

November

5 North Cobb Christian (A)

 

Coach’s View

Our theme this year is: “New team, same dream.” Last year’s team was one of the best in the state at our classification. This year’s team will need to find their identity early, in order to contend for a region championship. Our schedule is tough, with two road games late that will decide our playoff fate.

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