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The Woodward Academy football team had another outstanding season, finishing with an overall record of 11-2 and advancing to the AAAA State Quarterfinals.

The War Eagles went 9-1 in the regular season, with a perfect 6-0 region record, capturing the 4-AAAA region title and securing a #1 seed in the state playoffs.  The region championship was Woodward’s fourth title in as many years, setting a new school record for consecutive region championships in football. In the state playoffs, the War Eagles defeated Richmond Academy in round one and West Laurens in round two before falling to St. Pius X in the state quarterfinals.  The offense was led by region 4-AAAA player of the year Tahj Gary, a junior running back who amassed over 2,000 yards of total offense. Gary rushed for 1,305 yards and 19 touchdowns and caught 37 passes for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns.  On defense, Woodward was led by linebackers Aaron Washington and Kimani Vidal, defensive linemen Drew Dunson and Colin Richardson, and defensive back Hunter Sellers.  The War Eagles will return a large portion of the 2017 roster next season and will look to once again contend for a state title.