The Woodward Academy football team had an outstanding season in its first year in class AAAAA, finishing with a 6-1 record in region play.

Last season, Woodward Academy advanced to the AAAA State Semifinals before falling to eventual state champion Blessed Trinity. This year, GHSA reclassification placed Woodward Academy in a challenging class AAAAA for the 2020-21 season. A slow start saw the War Eagles team fall to 0-3 out of the blocks. Two of the losses, however, came at the hands of #1 ranked teams in Eagles Landing Christian (A-Private) and Marist (AAAA). Woodward got right back on track when region play began, reeling off six straight wins before falling to Creekside in a game which decided the region championship. 

Finishing as region runner-up placed the War Eagles in the GHSA AAAAA playoffs, hosting #3 seeded Whitewater in round one. The War Eagles wasted little time in jumping ahead of the Wildcats and cruised to a 35-14 win to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The War Eagles faced #2 ranked Warner Robins in round two. Woodward battled all night long, trailing by just a touchdown at halftime, but a strong second half by the Demons brought the Woodward season to an end. Woodward finished the season 7-5 overall and 6-1 in Region 3-AAAAA. Offensively Woodward was led by junior running back Damari Alston, senior tight end Chase Marshall, and senior wide receiver Alan “Taco” Wright. The War Eagles’ defense has a tradition of limiting opponents and this year proved no different. LB Errington Truesdell, DE Ozzie Hoffler, and DB Khari Gee led a group ranked in the top 15 in AAAAA.   

2020-21 Varsity Football Roster

2020-21 Roster

1Khari Gee12WR/DB
2Christian Harrison11WR/DB
3CJ Burton11WR/DB
4Errington Truesdell12RB/LB
5Deon King, Jr.11RB/LB
6Damari Alston11RB/OLB
7Nick Allen10QB/DB
8Ozzie Hoffler12TE/DE
9River Hanson10RB/DB
10Banks Snellings12QB
11Sam Reese10WR/DB
12Maxwell Crow11WR/DB
13Jay Isaacs12WR/DB
14Jordan Oladapo12WR/DB
15Spencer Snipe10FB/LB
16AJ Hoffler10TE/DE
17Kyle Hammond12WR/DB
18Michael McCormack10WR/DB
19Tyler Kelley11TE/LB
20Carey Carter10WR/DB
21Alan Wright12WR/DB
23Michael Butler10WR/DB
24Chase Marshall12TE/LB
25Cameron Thompson10WR/DB
26Ben Grice9WR/DB
27Griffin Marshall9QB/DB
28J.Ellis Hood9WR/DB
29CJ Heard9RB/DB
30Aiden Hughes9TE/DE
32Aiden Robinson10WR/DB
33Jack Brumbaugh10FB/LB
34Brandon Burnett9RB/LB
35Jonah Zeiger11LS
37Christopher Hall10WR/DB
40Drew Ulsh9WR/DB
42Kingsley Royal9WR/DB
44Leland Jones12FB/LB
45Davis McCormack12RB/LB
47Cahron Houston9FB/LB
48Richard Wofford9TE/LB
50Michael Tye11OL/DL
51Ethan Faircloth11OL/DL
52Bryce Burnett10OL/DL
53Alex Moss12OL/DL
54Mikey Okolo12OL/DL
55Nick McCarthy9OL/LB
56Joshua Sellers10OL/DL
57Timi Oyewo11OL/DL
58Jaylin Tate10OL/DL
59William Moodie11OL/DL
60Henry Williams9OL/DL
61Caden Morris9OL/DL
62Ryan Holder9OL/DL
63Ethan Hall9OL/DL
64Jacob Lemene9OL/DL
69Beck Hartman10OL/DL
71Marcus Gray11OL/DL
73Carter Kulka12OL/DL
75Javy Cross11OL/DL
78Peter Millar12OL/DL
80Lee Johnson11K
81Johan Blum9K
83Davis Golick12K/P
84Andrew Hines9TE/DE
85Cameron Hunt11LS
88Hudson Hanges9K/P

Student Athletic Trainer Aides: Sanyu Kigudde, Sania Stewart, Chandler Warden & Sayjal Woods
Student Manager: Tyonna Martin
Student Video Assistants: Hannah Bacote, Casey Wimby


Lee Sellers, Defensive Line
Darin Schneider, Outside Linebackers