SW Atlanta Christian to forfeit football game because helmets and pads not ready

Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy will forfeit its opening game Friday because the team won’t have helmets and shoulder pads ready, the coach of the opposing team confirmed Wednesday.

SACA was scheduled to play at North Cobb Christian on Friday.

‘’They sent shoulder pads and helmets off to be conditioned, and they haven’t come back yet; that’s the story that I got,’’ North Cobb Christian coach Harry Miles said. “I’m trying to find time to make it up, but it doesn’t look good.’’

Call to SACA asking for comment were not returned Wednesday. The Georgia High School Association was not aware of SACA’s decision.

Both teams were 1-9 last season. This was to be the first meeting between the two.

28 comments Add your comment


August 29th, 2012
1:32 pm

A neighboring HS should step up and allow the team to borrow helmets and shoulder pads!


August 29th, 2012
1:47 pm

Really, thats the best exscue they came up with?

“They sent shoulder pads and helmets off to be conditioned, and they haven’t come back yet”

What have they been practicing in? I see how they went 1-9 last season. They played the first 4 games w/o helments

something very bogus about this story!!!


August 29th, 2012
2:50 pm

This the one game they had a chance to win.


August 29th, 2012
2:52 pm

Winning is a habit, so is losing.


August 29th, 2012
3:12 pm

That will just give them more time to study and do schoolwork.


August 29th, 2012
3:29 pm

How about Javaris Crittenton or Dwight Howard donate some money to their school so they can play ball!!!


August 29th, 2012
3:30 pm

That school is a big joke. I’m surprise they are still open. I’m not buying the helmets and pads not ready.


August 29th, 2012
3:31 pm

I would never donate money to them. Pay the teachers!!!!!


August 29th, 2012
3:58 pm

Jarvis Crittenton can’t give them any money. He has to use all his money to pay his lawyers to get him out of a Murder rap.


August 29th, 2012
4:39 pm

The school can’t pay for helmets & shoulder pads to be conditioned when the administration can’t pay the faculty! Yeah,I said it!


August 29th, 2012
4:48 pm

Stop letting the parents’ children attend the school for free.The SACA parents drive expensive cars and trucks, wear fashionable clothing, and live in very nice homes. Pay the teachers and the custodians!


August 29th, 2012
9:54 pm

NC Christian would have been an easy win for these guys. Shame.

The Dude

August 30th, 2012
12:28 am

Yeah, at first I thought to myself, gee what a sad story. But as Tiger pointed out, these kids must have had some rough practices without any helmets….
Something doesn’t sound quite rught

Game Changer

August 30th, 2012
7:25 am

Some of the wealthiest pro players still playing today, and having to wait — piece of crap alums — you know who you are


August 30th, 2012
8:12 am

Sounds like a bogus story, someone needs to be fired immediately.


August 30th, 2012
8:30 am

You are speaking about what you don’t know. Dwight does contribute to the school yearly. Easy to spend someone else’s money. How much have you given to your high school booster club?……


August 30th, 2012
9:49 am

You people are amazing. You find any reason to make yourselves feel better by criticizing a bunch of kids.

I was hoping to see some encouraging comments but not in 2012 America.

FYI, football equipment is expensive – especially for a private school that does not use YOUR tax dollars to pay for them like public schools do. Having used equipment reconditioned is a cheaper choice.


August 30th, 2012
10:07 am

@ Reg: Write a certified check and help the school out! You sound like a “country club” fellow!


August 30th, 2012
11:13 am

Dwight USE to give to the school, not anymore. That school is a piece of crap. They all need to be FIRED!!!!


August 30th, 2012
11:13 am

I call BS…..why werent they sent out for reconditioning last spring ?


August 30th, 2012
12:40 pm

How can people comment on things they know nothing about……The program is suffering just like all others. Do you know the team that went 1-9 played with 17 players played in the toughest Region in Georgia. Also, this is first year Georgia High School Association is requiring a seal for reconditioning of helmets and shoulder pads. You try and play ELCA. Landmark. Athens Christian, etc. Landmark played in the State Championship


August 30th, 2012
1:12 pm

@Reg: Public schools don’t use tax dollars to pay for sports equipment, the booster club and gate fees pay for the team’s equipment. So, public schools don’t use our tax dollars nor are they allowed to. Please educate yourself before saying things you know nothing about.


August 30th, 2012
1:40 pm

Cancel to season and send them back to class. That’s what school is for.


August 30th, 2012
3:00 pm

@IPB: I know what I’m talking about because I was there,at the school daily,listening to the complaints of the staff.The former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court,the current Fulton County D.A.,and other influential people had kids attending the school.


August 30th, 2012
3:51 pm

They had the opportunity to get a quality coach at one time but he fond out that rich folks weren’t paying tuition, therefor he wouldn’t get paid. It could be a good situation there, but it isn’t managed well.


August 30th, 2012
6:58 pm

No equipment but we’ve got HS’s building $60 MILLION stadiums….
Just sayin’…….


August 31st, 2012
7:33 am

Hate to say this but SACA should drop football, or schedule some teams they could possibly compete with like BEN HILL, SANDTOWN, maybe Old NATIONAL or WelcomeALL.


September 13th, 2012
10:13 pm

Fraud begats fraud, lies birth lies. & truth prevails!