Varsity Football Recap!!! Knights are 2-2.

St. Francis Football Current Results

Date

Day

Time

Opponent

Location/Score

Aug 23

Fri

7:30 PM

Prince Avenue Christian (8-A) Lost 7-54
Aug 30

Fri

7:30 PM

Vs. Mt Vernon Presbyterian (5-A) Won 47-14
Sep 06

Fri

7:30 PM

King’s Ridge Christian (6B-A)* Lost 17-38
Sep 13

Fri

7:30 PM

Vs. Whitefield Academy (6B-A)* Won 27-14

20130906_5652-Edit-LGrid Iron Notes:

Prince Avenue was the 2012 State Runner-up.  They added a legendary coach that retired from Camden County.  The Knights kept the score close for the first 15 minutes, trailing 14-7.  The Knights lone score of the night was an 83 yard pass reception from Joey Roche to Nate Waller.

St. Francis avenged a 35-28 defeat to Mt. Vernon from 2012.  Knights jumped out 21-0 in the first quarter and never trailed.

St. Francis scored their first points in the rivalry against King’s Ridge this season.   Trailed 14-9 midway through the 2nd quarter.

St. Francis avenged a 46-7 loss to Whitefield from 2012.   The Knights had touchdowns from Sam Franke, Nate Waller and Jonah Huff.

 

 

Denim & Diamonds Casino Night Scheduled for August 17th

St. Francis School proudly presents

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Annual  “Back to School” Round Up…
Bringing together our new and returning parents and school administration for an evening of fun, food, and community.

Saturday, August 17th, 2013
7:00 – 11:00 pm
Atlanta Country Club
Marietta, GA 

RSVP Required by August 9th, 2013

For event details email mschoppman@stfranschool.com .

Jade Davis wins 800 meter race at State Championship Meet

Jade with Kennedy State ChampionCongratulations to Jade Davis on winning the 800 meter race at the State Championship Meet.  Jade finished with a time of 2:20.06. This is the 2nd State Championship this year for Jade.  Jade is also a member of our 2013 State Championship Lady Knights Basketball team.

Way to cap off a great year, Jade! 

 

St. Francis Foreign Language Trip to Spain

Foreign Language Trip 2013The St. Francis Foreign Language group departed Atlanta heading for Spain during the March winter break providing an incredible opportunity to visit Segovia, Toledo, Granada, Seville, Córdoba, and Madrid.  Each day was filled with fabulous visits to magnificent sites such as; El Escorial, a Roman Aqueduct, La Alhambra, La Mezquita, Cathedral in Seville, Soccer Stadium in Madrid, Presidential Palace, and the Prado Museum.

Enjoying this amazing trip was Mrs. Stacy Gole, Mr. Chuck Bailey, and Mrs. Laura Cuesta along with students Emil Aceto, Connor Anderton, Ross Armstrong, Trent Cassidy, Kyle Cowden, Eden Daney, Hali Eckard, Dylan Fish, Jamie Fredlund, David Holt, Roderick Liptrot, Kylie McGrady, Angus MacGregor, Tara Martin, Michael Mitropoulos, Daniel Patterson, Paige Sovitch, Taylor Talesnick, Emma Voss, and Joe Waller.  This group of weary travelers returned from their trip with suitcases bulging with souvenirs, knowing the greatest treasures were the memories and friendships created during this unforgettable journey through Spain.  Spring 2014 will find our current sophomores and juniors looking forward to traveling abroad to Italy.

 

 

 

 

 

Stacy Gole-Trip Coordinator

Emily Sokol (10 gr.) Wins Honorable Mention in CIA 2d/3d Competition

 

Emily Sokol Honerable Mention CIA 2D_3D copyCongratulations to Sophomore, Emily Sokol for winning an Honorable Mention in the Cleveland Institute of Arts(CIA) 2D/3D Competition for her photograph “Inside Out”. After reviewing the work
of over 850 entries, the CIA faculty jurors made their final selections. Students competed from all over the country and the work was impressive.

Her photograph is online at this CIA website http://cia.edu/admissions/contest/2d3d-honorable-mentions

High School Students Win Big at All State Art Competition!

Congratulations to the following students for being selected as one of the 50 district-level winners in the All State Art Symposium Competition adjudication for all of Fulton County, both public and private schools (Every art teacher could enter up to twenty artworks in this initial competition – there could have been over 1,000 entries at this level):

  • Sophomore, Katherine Coyne for her painting “Crucifix”AHSAE (2)
  • Juniors, Ryan Reeves for his photographs “Coke” and “Fountain”
  • Will Ziegler for his sculpture “After Hepworth”
  • Claire Holley, or her photograph ” Sweet You Rock, Sweet You Roll”
  • Amanda Tramble, for her photograph “Girl in the Window” a self-portrait Seniors
  • Justin Hale for his paintings “Strange” and “Self-Portrait”
  • Patrick Nix for his sculptures “Freedom” and “Utilitarian”
  • Katelyn Oliver for her sculpture “Evermore”
  • Katherine Durham for her photograph “Walking Shadows”
  • Myranda Johnson for her photographs ” West End Wallpaper” and “Snail”
  • Taylor Worley for her photograph “Cakepops”These winning pieces then competed in a State-Level Adjudication for all district winners from throughout the state. The following artwork has been selected to be included in the 121 piece All State Art Show at Mason Mauer Gallery in Atlanta from April 5th – May 10th.Scholastic Winners 2013 (2)
  • Katherine Coyne’s “Crucifix”
  • Justin Hale’s “Strange” and “Self-Portrait”
  • Patrick Nix’s Utilitarian
  • Myranda Johnson’s “West End Wall Paper” and “Snail”
  • WIll Ziegler’s “After Hepworth “
  • Amanda Tramble’s “Girl in the Window”
  • Ryan Reeves “Coke” and “Fountain”This show has been juried from 600 District Level winners. Final awards will be announced on April 3rd.

Knights Basketball Receive Lineage of Champions Postseason Awards

Coach Huff named Coach of the Year at the Single A Private school level

The Lineage of Champions delivers postseason awards to boys in different classifications after each championship season. On Saturday night, many of our Knights were honored for their outstanding play this season.

Kobi Simmons was named first team All-State and recognized as Freshmen of the Year by this group in the Single A Private school level. Kaiser Gates and Malik Beasley were named 2nd team All-State by this group and Varsity Coach Cabral Huff was named Coach of the Year at the Single A Private school level.

CONGRATULATIONS KNIGHTS!!!

Lady Knights are 2013 Class A – Private Schools State Champions!!!

St. Francis win Division A - Private Basketball Championship

St. Francis win Division A – Private Basketball Championship

 Prep Zone: High School Sports

A Private Girls: St. Francis 62, SACA 56

2:23 pm March 9, 2013, by Jeff Haws

MACON – She’s not a scorer by nature, and she only had 4 points when she got the ball with 12 seconds left, down by 2 points, 80 feet from the basket.

But somebody had to score. And it might as well be the junior.

Jade Davis drove the length of the court to tie the game with 7.8 seconds left. Then, No. 2 St. Francis hit eight straight free throws in overtime to beat No. 1 Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy 62-56 for the Class A Private championship.

It’s the first basketball state title in school history for St. Francis (24-8), who also upset SACA (28-4) in the Region 6 final last month.

When Amber Brown’s free throw went off the mark with 14 seconds left, Davis knew the Knights had a chance when the ball fell into her hands.

Described as a “defensive specialist” by coach Alisha Kennedy, she wasn’t the most likely candidate to drive all the way for a crucial basket, but she was ready when the opportunity came her way.

“I don’t normally look to score,” Davis said. “But something kicked in, and I said, ‘I have to go. I have to go.’”

She did that, dribbling into the lane, taking on two defenders and getting fouled in the process of rattling the tying basket home.

She missed the free throw that could have ended it, but the most important part was behind her – the Knights still had 4 more minutes to win a title.

SACA scored the first overtime basket, but the Warriors wouldn’t score again until the game was decided. Candice Williams answered that first SACA basket with a layup, and then St. Francis went on a free-throw binge that put the game away.

The Knights struggled at the line late in regulation, missing four out of five after a 17-4 run allowed them to erase a 9-point third-quarter deficit, but they were able to make them in the extra period.

“We talked about it,” Kennedy said. “Step away from the line. Take your time. Don’t come up to the free-throw line and just wait for the ref to give you the ball. A lot of them have never been here before. They settled down, and they knocked them down when they counted.”

Antoinette Brown led St. Francis with 22 points and 9 rebounds. SACA’s Alexis Carter had a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds. SACA outrebounded St. Francis 41-27. The Knights attempted 22 more and made 16 more free throws than did the Warriors.

Knights Play for Boys Class A Private State Championship

 

2013 Class A - Boys Private Basketball State Runner Up

St.Francis Boys Varsity Basketball
2013 Class A – Private State Runner Up

 

Knights fall to Greenforest Christian 55 – 41 for Class A Private Boys State Championship

The Knights faced off in the State Championship game in Macon, GA versus the Greenforest Eagles and came up 3 minutes and 31 seconds short of a state championship. The Knights were led by Kobi Simmons with 20 points and 5 rebounds and Kaiser Gates with 12 points and 10 rebounds. 

The Knights finished as the State Runner-ups for the first time in school history.  CONGRATULATIONS!!

 

 

Lady Knights are Class A Private Girls Basketball State Champs!!

Class A Private Girls Championship

St. Francis 62, Southwest Atlanta Christian 56, OT

When St. Francis shocked Southwest Atlanta Christian back on Feb. 16 in the Region 6-A tournament championship game, the Knights went 21-for-22 from the foul line and attacked a bigger Warrior team. In the Class A finals rematch, it took St. Francis one half of basketball before the Knights could show the same unrelenting onslaught. The Knights went just 1-for-2 from the foul line in the first half before getting to the line 30 times in the second half and overtime. Candice Williams was the driving force for the Knights, and, after scorching the Warriors last month with 18 points, including a perfect 11-for-11 from the line, she would do it again. Williams was a perfect 8-for-8 from the line and finished with 14 points and four assists.

Antoinette Brown had her hands full today going against the Warriors’ talented and towering post players, but would win the battle. The senior was the heart of the Knights’ scoring and finished with a team-high 22 points and nine rebounds. The lefty also went 8-for-10 from the foul line, making the Warriors pay in the paint.

 

Southwest Atlanta Christian opened the game on an 8-0 run and held leads through the game with help from Alexis Carter, who finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds.

 

The Knights trailed 31-24 at the half but opened up the third quarter with Williams stealing the inbounds pass and eventually finding Nigia Greene for the layup. Greene finished with 14 points and shot 5-for-13 from the foul line. Despite the misses, Greene played a key role in getting the Warriors into foul trouble by continuing to attack. Abby Grant finally got the lead in the Knights’ favor with a deep three-pointer. Carter would answer with a pair of baskets, but Brown hit on a highly-contested layup to give the Knights a 41-40 entering the final quarter.

 

The important moment for the Knights in their win may have come when Warriors guard Marquita Daniels fouled out with 16 points. The Warriors were ahead 52-48 and freshman Keimeshia Walker came in and travelled to give the Knights the ball down by four. Williams drove straight to the lane and Daniels fouled out with 16 seconds left. The lead was 52-50 and a St. Francis foul put Amber Brown on the line to shoot the one-and-one. Jade Davis got the rebound on the Brown miss and drove the length of the floor, hitting a hanging layup plus the foul with just seven seconds remaining. Davis missed the free throw, but the game would head to overtime tied at 52-52.

 

In overtime, the Warriors struck first with an Alexis Carter layup. Carter had been playing with four fouls for almost the entire fourth quarter and had trouble having an equal impact defensively. St. Francis continued driving and Williams would ice the game with six points and perfect free-throw shooting in the extra time. The Lady Knights won the program’s first-ever state title.