The North Atlanta Warriors football team continues to make history for their program.
Last season, the Warriors made the second round of the playoffs and finished the season with 8-4. They finished third in 6A-Region4, but it was the most successful season in North Atlanta football history.
Until this year.
North Atlanta (7-0) is undefeated with only three regular season games left on the schedule. It’s the best start in program history. The Warriors have never finished first or second in their region. But with this team, that could also change.
“Our kids have worked really hard dating back to last January to kind of build on what we did last year,” North Atlanta head football coach Jamie Aull said. “We would start the year 4-0 and then drop a game or two, and it was good to see them get over that hump and get to 5-0 for the first time in school history and then just add to it every week.”
The Warriors began the year with a dominant 58-14 win over Johns Creek in the Corky Kell Football Classic and have continued to put up incredible offensive numbers all season.
“We started really hot offensively in that first game against Johns Creek and the guys have continued to produce,” Aull said. “It’s been a team effort. It hasn’t been centered around one guy. Everybody has contributed.”
- 8/16 N. Atl def. Johns Creek 58-14
- 8/24 N. Atl def. Drew 48-0
- 9/01 N. Atl def. New Manchester 41-7
- 9/08 N. Atl def. River Ridge 52-18
- 9/16 N. Atl def. Wheeler 30-22
- 9/29 N. Atl def. St. Pius X 31-8
- 10/6 N. Atl def. Riverwood 37-21
- 10/19 N. Atl vs. Marist (6-1)
- 10/27 N. Atl vs. South Cobb (0-7)
- 11/03 N. Atl vs. Dunwoody (6-1)
The final three region games left for North Atlanta will shape the 6A Region 4 playoff picture. The top four teams in each region make the playoffs, but the top two seeds get to host the opening rounds.
Marist (6-1) is next on the schedule for the Warriors and has been a challenging opponent for North Atlanta in the past.
“Our kids remember what it was like. They kind of circled this game,” Aull said. “Everybody is locked in for this one to see what we can do and hopefully compete a little better than we did last year.”
However Thursday’s game turns out, North Atlanta remains on pace to reach the playoffs and rewrite the North Atlanta football record books again.
“It’s just exciting around the school building,” Aull said. “It’s just awesome that everyone is invested in it and want to see us succeed week to week.”