Christian Heritage School 2022

Team Profile

Photos by CLC Photography

Q & A With Coach Jay Poag

Christian heritage high school football coach

Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: We’ll have a big, physical team in 2022. We should lean on our experience with 18 returning starters and several new players who will make big impacts.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Creating a great team chemistry, as well as blending the largest senior class in school history with a group of very talented sophomores and juniors.

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

A: Daniel Geil (OL/DL), Eli Thomason (RB/LB), Carter Triplett (QB), Jaylon Gay (RB/LB), Tanner Hartley (OL/DL), and Wyatt Brumlow (WR/DB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: Our size, an All-State defensive player in Geil, a big, athletic quarterback in Triplett, and a stable of running backs in Thomason, Gay, Wooten, and Christopher, and an all-region kicker in Russell.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: Last year, we led in the fourth quarter in six of our seven losses, so we feel like our season could have been completely different. Returning 18 starters who have been through that should help as we learn how to finish games.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: After three fabulous years that produced 27 wins, the football took some crazy bounces that went against us last year. We learned to deal with adversity and to hang together in tough moments. Our team chemistry will be very good.

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

A: We’ll have better-than-average team speed. Our running backs are big, fast players and should be the strength of our squad.


Coach name: Jay Poag (8 yrs. as a head coach, 7th as head coach at Christian Heritage)

Division/Region: GA 7-A

2021 Overall Record: 4-7

2021 District Finish: 3rd

Mascot: Lions

2022 Schedule


19 North Cobb Christian (H)

26 Temple (A)


2 Darlington (A)

16 Pickens (A)

23 St. Francis (H)

30 Ezell-Harding (H)


7 Mt. Pisgah Christian (H)

14 Bowdon (H)

21 Asheville Christian (A)

28 Mt. Zion (A)

Coach’s View

I’m proud of this senior group, as we’ve been together for a long time and it’s now their turn to step up. We have a lot of young talent and could start seven sophomores and five juniors in our lineup. Blending the old with the young will be key to our team chemistry. Expectations are high to return to the playoffs for the fifth straight year.