Grace Academy 2022

Team Profile

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Q & A With Coach Bob Ateca

Grace Academy football coach 2022

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

A: We have a young, energetic team.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: We will need to grow up fast.

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

A: Our returning seniors.

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: They are willing to put in the work.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: As always, depth and injuries.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: We need to keep the momentum built by last year’s seniors, which led to a state championship.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Keep it simple.

Q: Will we see anything Different this year?

A: We will be relatively the same, but will key into our current players’ talents.

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

A: We will have some speed at the skill positions.

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Coach name: Bob Ateca (25 yrs. as a head coach, 13th as head coach at Grace)

Division/Class: TN II-A

2021 Overall Record: 11-1

2021 District Finish: 1st

Mascot: Golden Eagles

2022 Schedule


12 South Haven Christian (H)

19 TSD (A)

26 Christian Community School (H)


2 Franklin Christian (A)

9 Lighthouse Christian (A)

16 Riverside Christian (A)

23 Tri-Cities Christian (H)

30 ASD (A)


7 Providence Christian (H)

14 Lancaster Christian (A)

Coach’s View

With a young team and a target on our backs, we will need to step up early if we hope to repeat as state champions.

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