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Since 1912, War Eagle Fever has electrified the air as fans have cheered the team on to numerous victories. The varsity team’s consistent winning seasons have placed it in the Top 5 best in the state of Georgia. Marist has 7th, 8th, and 9th grade football teams, as well as junior varsity and varsity levels.
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Buford Prevails in Battle of High School Dynasties
Marist fell to No.1 Buford 30-6 under the lights in the third round of AAAA playoffs. Marist (11-2) met the undefeated team on the road. The War Eagles played hard, but in the end it wasn’t enough to combat Buford’s team.

Sage Hardin Named 11-Alive Player-of-the-Week
Marist High School's offensive tackle Sage Hardin makes the proverbial "battle up front" look easy every week. As we close in on the end of the football season, Team11 realized it was time to give credit where credit was due and make Hardin this week's Athlete of the Week and the next member of the Starting11.

Marist Defeats Griffin 31-21 .. To Face Buford in Quarterfinals
Griffin put up a fight, but Marist took the lead and never looked back to break a 26-game winning streak and knock out the defending state champion team in the second round of AAAA playoffs. No. 4 Marist pulled the win on the road against No. 2 Griffin, whose QB1 Anfore Stroun was out with a thumb injury.

Marist advances over Whitewater, must face Griffin
Marist defeated Whitewater High School Friday night in the teams’ first AAAA playoff game. Marist will advance to the second round of playoffs and will play Griffin, an undefeated team, Friday night.

Marist Rumbles by Chamblee 47-22, Heads Into Playoffs
Marist defeated Chamblee (1-7) in their last regular season game Friday night against a team that hasn’t beat the War Eagles since 1982.

Doc Spurgeon Inducted into GSU Hall of Fame
It was a welcoming sight, a sense of fairness, as Pat 'Doc' Spurgeon stepped onto the playing surface at Paulson Stadium on Saturday in Statesboro to be honored along with five other inductees into the Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame.  It was a homecoming day for a heart that's never strayed from Georgia Southern.

Atlanta Falcons Announce Community Award Winner - Will Pearson
The Atlanta Falcons' Captain in the Community Program has named Marist senior Will Pearson as their Week 5 Award winner.  Pearson is an offensive/defensive lineman for the War Eagles and received this award for his contributions to the community, including volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, an Open Hand Participant and his mentoring of young athletes during summer football camps.

VOTE! - Myles Willis '13 for Paul Hornung Award
Boston College running back and former Marist quarterback Myles Willis '13 has been nominated for the Paul Hornung Award. Online voting is now in progress. You can vote for Myles (every 24 hours) by going to:

Marist Gets Revenge vs Lovett
On their first Friday night game of the season, the Marist War Eagles stepped up to black out Lovett – a team that won in overtime against them last season. Marist fans, decked out in black, came to watch their team claim revenge. And it was sweet revenge for the War Eagles this year – winning comfortably with a score of 27-7.

War Eagles End Football Season in 4 Overtime Loss
Revenge came Friday night to Hughes Spalding Memorial Stadium when the visiting Carrollton Trojans defeated Marist in a four-overtime, 44-42 game.  The War Eagles had defeated the Trojans last year at home in the second round of playoffs in five overtimes, but this time around, Carrollton proved that they would be the ones moving on.

Marist Moves On, Prepares for Carrollton in Semifinals
Even with tough competition in the third round of playoffs and an away field disadvantage, the War Eagles had no problem bringing their all 180 miles away to Waynesboro, Georgia. Their 42-20 win against the Burke County Bears on Friday solidified a move into the semifinals, putting Marist just one week away from a possible game in the Dome.

Marist Football Makes Quick Work of First Round Opponent
Despite a dreary rain that trickled nonstop on players from both sides, the Marist War Eagles had little to fear Friday night as they defeated the Stephens County Indians in a 41-13 win. The War Eagles now move on to the second round, next taking on Gilmer High School on their road to the dome.

Marist Alum Cooper Taylor ('08) Scores in NFL
In a 24-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders, New York Giants safety Cooper Taylor (holding ball) scores on a 21-yard return of a blocked punt.  Taylor is a Class of 2008 graduate of Marist.  It was the Giant's first score off a blocked punt since 1988.

Boston College Eagles Return to Splendor with Myles Willis
Boston College freshman Myles Willis (Marist '13) has discovered a natural talent for a position that was off-limits to him in high school.

Myles Willis (Marist '13) Named BC Eagle-of-the-Week
Sophomore McKenzie Meehan (Women’s Soccer) and true freshman Myles Willis (Football) were named Eagles-of-the-Week for their performances on the field last week.
Willis recorded a game-high 211 all-purpose yards in BC’s 48-34 loss to No. 8 Florida State on Saturday.  He caught four passes for 69 yards and a touchdown – the first of his career, a season-long 52-yard pass with 2:10 left in the third quarter.  He also returned three kickoffs for 114 yards, including a season-long 71-yard return on the opening play of the second half.  He also rushed five times for 28 yards (5.6 yards per carry) against the Seminoles.

by BC Athletics Communications

Kendall Baker Selected Lineman-of-the-Week by Atlanta Touchdown Club
The Atlanta Touchdown Club announced that it has selected Marist defensive lineman Kendall Baker as their Lineman-of-the-Week.  He will be presented his award at the ATC's weekly luncheon on Monday, September 16 at 103 West.  The guest speaker for the luncheon will be former UGA quarterback, David Greene.

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Marist School Football Facts
State Champions
1989, 2003

State Runners-Up
1948, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987, 2006, 2008

War Eagles / College Football
Sam McNearney ('10) Georgia Tech
Matt Connors ('10) Georgia Tech
Patrick Beless ('11) Georgia
Jordan Snellings ('11) Furman
Mitchell Anderson ('11) Presbyterian
Austin Hardin ('12) Florida
Nick Brigham ('12) Georgia Tech
William Curran ('12) Davidson
Preston Furry ('12) Furman
Jack Burke ('12) Samford
Grey King ('13) Auburn
Greg Taboada ('13) Stanford)
Steven Wallace ('13) Lindsey Wilson
Myles Willis ('13) Boston College
Chase Martenson ('14) Georgia Tech
Kendall Baker ('14) Georgia
Marcus Miller ('14) Reinhardt College
War Eagles Currently in the NFL
Sean McVay ('04) Washington (Coach)
Cooper Taylor ('08) New York Giants

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