This Week in Athletics
Woodward Academy celebrated Homecoming 2015 last Friday and Saturday with the weekend activities kicking off at Colquitt Stadium were the War Eagle football team play host to Eagles Landing Christian, #3 in A-Private. The Chargers took an early 10-0 lead on a couple of Woodward Academy offensive miscues scoring on an interception return for a touchdown and a field goal following a fumbled snap. On offense ELCA had little to no luck moving the ball as the War Eagle defense was allowing nothing at the line of scrimmage. Woodward Academy regrouped on offense at halftime and responded in the 2nd half with 20 unanswered points. The War Eagles went on to win 20-10 and improved to 5-0 in the season. Stephen Witmer, Kobe Sandel and Jacob Robertson scored touchdowns for Woodward with two coming off throws from QB Ryan Glover. Max Richardson lead the defense with 8 tackles and 2 sacks while KJ Phillips pitched in with 11 assist. The War Eagles will take this Friday off before returning to action October 9th at Troup County (Calloway Stadium).
The Lady War Eagle volleyball team also played ELCA on Homecoming Friday. Woodward battled the #4 ranked (Class A) Lady Chargers in a back-in-forth match but would fall in the end 3-2. The team would rebound on Thursday when they traveled to Wesleyan to take on the #3 ranked (Class AA) Lady Wolves. Woodward Academy took the 5-set match 3-1 to improve to 21-16 on the season. Woodward Academy will host the annual Border Wars on Saturday, October 3rd with teams from GA, TN and SC competing in the 9-team tournament.
The Woodward Academy Competition Cheer team made an outstanding first impression by capturing 2nd place last Saturday at Lambert High School in their first competition of the year. The Lady War Eagles will be looking to continue on their success when they compete at Peachtree Ridge on Saturday, October 17th.
The cross country team competed twice this week: in the Atlanta Classic and at Westminster. Congratulations to the following runners who set lifetime PR's in the races: Cece Ng, Garnet Brown, Meme Fort, Hannah Granot, Natasha Cooper, Sophie Sidman, Nicole Hofland, Anya Vijay, Ella Bennett, Anna Bedrossian, Kendall Swanson, Erica Brooks, Jack Cenatempo, Jude Slaughter, Harry Putt, Gaby Pascual, Jake Landgraff, Nick Bennett, Rushil Chandra, Max Marinac, Stiles Kellett, Simon Marcus, Alex Rand, Alex Bedrossian, Toby Chen, Marc Guasch, Will Muscarella, and Hunter Brown. Next up for both teams will be the Alexander/Asics Invitational on Saturday, October 10th at Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club.
The varsity softball team started the Region 5-AAAA tournament this week. The Lady War Eagles entered the tournament as the #4 seed and took on #1 Carrollton in a best of three series. Woodward lost the series two games to none and will move onto the 3rd/4th place game next week vs. Troup County. The Lady War Eagles have already qualified for the AAAA State Tournament which begins with round one best of three series on October 14th and 15th.
Be sure to follow Woodward Academy Athletics on Twitter - @WAWarEagles – for news, updates and scores throughout the year.
SCORES (9/25/2015 – 10/1/2015):
Varsity Football 20 ELCA 10
JV Football 26 Lovett 10
9th Football 22 Lovett 6
Varsity Volleyball 2 ELCA 3
Varsity Volleyball 3 Wesleyan 1
JV Volleyball 0 Columbus 2
JV Volleyball 0 Marist 2
JV Volleyball 0 East Coweta 2
JV Volleyball 0 N.Oconee 2
JV Volleyball 0 Chamblee 2
JV Volleyball 0 Blessed Trinity 2
JV Volleyball 0 St. Pius X 2
Varsity Softball 0 Carrollton 12
Varsity Softball 1 Carrollton 9