Aug. 2, 2014 LOUISVILLE, GA-- Thomas Jefferson Academy makes a move to a new football league in 2014. Some of the Jaguars opponents have changed. Their championship goals haven't.
A program used to postseason runs. The Jags are moving from the GISA to the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association, following a string of other private schools.
The GICAA has become the second largest high school league in Georgia, only behind the GHSA. After three straight semifinal losses in the GISA, the big move is intriguing to the Jags and their opponents.
"It's a challenge. I think we'll be alright with them. Not knowing what they're about, but the good thing is they don't know what we're about," senior Rhett Gardner said.
"The unknown is probably a little bit of motivation, to be honest with you, for us to be a really good football team. To see if we can compete, see if we can get back to where we've been in all these years past," coach Chuck Wimberly said.
A program more than a football team. TJ hasn't faced a losing season in over ten years. With several returning seniors, they don't expect to start now.