New Creation makes history

By Doug Gorman


It's a good bet not even the most die-hard high school football fan knows too much about the talent on the New Creation football team.

New Creation flies below the radar of many teams that compete in the better known Georgia High School Association, but the private school from McDonough has built a rich football tradition inside Christian League circles.

The past couple of seasons have been very good to New Creation, including winning a pair of state titles. The most recent success game this past season when the squad claimed the CAAA state title.

College recruiters have taken notice of all the success too.

Wednesday afternoon when many athletes from the public school ranks were signing their letters of intent, New Creation was getting in on the act too as two football players also signed on the dotted line.

Defensive end Austin Marshall will be headed to Highland Community College and defensive back LeKeano Babb will play for Kentucy Christian.

It's the first time football players from New Creation have gone off to college on a football scholarship.

New Creation has been a progam in transition.

It started as a program for home-schooled athletes, but is now an accredited Christian academy.

"I am proud of these guys," head coach Jonathan Brown said.

"They have worked hard and earned this opportunity."

Marshall is looking forward to the opporunity to play at the next level.

"I am really happy I am getting this opporunity," Marshall said.

"I look forward to getting out there and being part of the program."

Babb earned his chance to play at Kentucky Christian after coaches at the college saw him on film.

"I feel God has blessed me with the chance to play in college," he said.

"It was great to be apart of two state title here, and I am looking forward to playing there."