As of Thursday, May 10, 2012
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Members of the Community Christian School soccer team pose with the Independent Chrisitan Schools of Georgia-Alabama championship banner and trophy after defeating Horizan Christian for the title.
If you had never heard of Community Christian School for athletics — that is quickly changing.
The Stockbridge school won its second state championship of the school year when the boys soccer team defeated Horizon Christian 3-1 for the Independent Christian Schools of Georgia-Alabama title.
This past fall, the school won the ICSGA eight-man football title.
“It was a pretty awesome feeling winning state,” said junior Mike Patterson, who was named MVP of the tournament. “It has been good recognition for our school in winning football and soccer titles. We have sent the seniors off well.”
Senior Jolan Riley got the Knights on the scoreboard first with a goal with in the first five minutes of the match. Joshua Belk, the team’s leading scorer, added two more goals to help seal the win.
“This was my last season, so it was special getting that first goal,” Riley said.
Riley’s younger brother, Zarren, was the quarterback on the school’s championship football team. Now, Jolan Riley, has a championship to brag about.
“It’s great that we will have two championship rings in the same household,” Jolan said.