North Springs has lost 27 consecutive games, except for a forfeit in 2009. Now, first-year head coach Todd Powers believes it’s time to go down a different road.
The Spartans will play a non-region schedule for the 2012 and 2013 seasons and are looking for teams to play, Powers told GHSF Daily on Thursday.
“North Springs is looking for any schools interested in scheduling games on a two-year contract for the 2012 and 2013 seasons in what can hopefully be competitive games that will benefit both schools and provide building blocks that are vital to a dedicated program looking for a commitment of long-term success,” Powers said.
Only two other established schools with full senior classes above Class A play non-region schedules. Those are Jeff Davis and Cross Keys. Playing a non-region schedule allows programs to schedule any teams they want, but they cannot qualify for the state playoffs.
North Springs is a charter and magnet school in Sandy Springs that is growing in enrollment, but not necessarily attracting athletes in the numbers needed to do well in Region 5-AAA. North Springs’ closest game this year has been a 19-13 loss to New Manchester, a first-year school with no senior class.
The next-closest loss was 31-0 to Druid Hills. North Springs has lost four games by 51 points or more, including 70-0 to Grady.
“North Springs had one of the strongest football programs in the area up to the late 80’s,” Powers said. “However, the program has fallen on some hard times, and most recently has been unable to even be competitive on a weekly basis.”
Schools interested in scheduling games in 2012 and 2013 can contact Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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