Jackson Christian wins State Football Title


What an amazing experience!  Not so much for me, but for my bro-in-law, Grey Powell.  After being the underdog on the way into the state final game with a record of 11-3, the JCS Eagles knocked off the previously 14-0 Friendship Christian Commanders on Friday, Dec. 1.  The cool thing is this – Grey started this year and was added to a coaching staff with a brand new head coach, and almost an entirely new staff of coaches to boot.  Grey brought many things to the table; the spread offense, a knowledge of football that few 32 y/olds have, and most importantly (for a Christian school and football program) – spiritual clout.  While he doesn’t want or need the glory (God does… that’s the point!), Grey introduced the 4:13 principle (Phil. 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”) as something that the team should and must do to glorify God in all of their efforts.  It became something that the entire school became involved in, and praise God that JCS is focusing more on the Father than they have in a long time.  http://www.jcseagles.org  JCS Eagles

Granted, it’s football.  But doesn’t scripture remind us, “whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might.”?  As a coaching staff, a team, and a school, 4:13 became something that captivated the Eagles  nd gave them something bigger than themselves to fight for.  Not to mention, they’ve NEVER been to the State Championship, and most certainly never won.  Pretty awesome experience for the whole group over in Jackson.  Praise God for your focus on character, JCS!  Feel free to check out the story on the Facing the Giants’ website.  http://www.facingthegiants.com/news.php?id=2 

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