This fall, we sat down with a very important figure in the Woodward athletics world, but one who operates in largely a behind-the-scenes role: assistant athletic director Gene Patterson. [ecae_button]
It isn’t played on a field, in a pool, or on a court. Players don’t tackle or dribble, and there are no raucous crowds in the bleachers cheering them on. In fact, there aren’t even bleachers. Participants are seated, but they aren’t riding bikes—unless, that is, PlayVS decides to add a particularly involved racing game to the eSports menu this spring.
The Woodward Academy football team had an outstanding season this year, finishing with a 13-1 overall record and a perfect 10-0 regular season record. The War Eagles captured their fifth region championship in the past six seasons, advanced to the AAAA State Semifinals, and will finish ranked as one of the top four teams in AAAA.
The Woodward Academy clay target team had another outstanding season this fall, winning several events and finishing fifth overall at the Georgia Independent Schools Association’s (GISA) State Championships.
The team opened the season winning the Tom Lowe Competition, and finished the regular season schedule capturing first place at the Chuck Weatherington Fall Classic.
The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) added eSports to their official list of sanctioned programs in 2018-19 and Woodward Academy participated in season one. The eSports program, one of the fastest growing sports across high schools and colleges, provided a few different game options, with Woodward choosing to compete in League of Legends. League of… Read More »
The boys tennis team began the season with seven seniors, seven returners, an 8th state championship title in their sights, and nine beautiful new courts fully decked in War Eagle red (thanks Woodward Fund!). The boys season was tough–seven of the teams on the schedule played in 2019 Final Four matches (AAA and AAAAA), and… Read More »