Calvary Christian Relying on Seniors to Lead Knights to GAPPS Playoffs


The Calvary Christian Knights are eager to punch their ticket back to playoffs after qualifying the past nine years, but this season the Knights will rely heavily on their nine seniors to lead the underclassmen.

“This is actually one of our smaller teams. Right now we only have about 25 players playing this year. Normally we’re in the mid-30’s,” said Knights Head Coach Brian Osborne. “We’re going to have to rely on these younger guys and they’ve seen that.”

“So far all of our freshmen, sophomores and juniors have gotten way better than last year,” said senior running back and strong safety Elijah Chestnut. “Hopefully they’ll help push the seniors over to a State Championship.”

Coach Osborne enters his 10th season as Head Coach at Calvary Christian. Last year, the Knights finished last with a (6-5) record, falling short in the GAPPS State Quarterfinals.

“Last year in the quarterfinals we lost by six points to a team that made it to the State Championship game,” said Osborne. “We knew we were close to getting their last year. These guys are just hungry to take that next step.”

For the first time in program history, Calvary Christian will face Fountain City rivals St. Anne-Pacelli and Brookstone.

“I’m ecstatic! I want to get out there today,” said senior middle linebacker and fullback Ethan Williamson. “We have to wait until we are allowed to, but the intensity that’s built up now is going to built up 10-times as much on gameday.”

“I’m a Brookstone graduate and I coached at Brookstone for seven years before coming here to Calvary,” said Osborne. “It’s going to be fun just to be able to see in the city other teams see Calvary play.”

Week one, the Knights travel to Brookstone. It’s a special game marking Calvary Christian’s 100th game in program history. The Knights were established in 2011 by Coach Osborne. While this game is highly anticipated, there are no guarantees in the schedule due to COVID-19. The Knights just have to stay prepared.

“Just work hard,” said Chestnut. “Hopefully we’ll get the way of God to make sure we play.”

2020 Season Schedule

Week 1 – at Brookstone
Week 2 – vs. Terrell Academy
Week 3 – at St. Anne-Pacelli
Week 4 -vs. Northside Methodist Academy
Week 5 -vs. Georgia Christian School
Week 6 -at Skipstone Academy
Week 7 – vs. The King’s Academy
Week 8 – vs. Community Christian School
Week 9 – at Flint River Academy
Week 10 – vs. Lafayette Christian School

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