It is with great anticipation that I announce that the Carolina Pride has brought on a new coach. Paul Jackson will be bringing his 25+ years experience and certified training experience to the team. He has specialized in QB conditioning and other conditioning focus with respect to football. He has also coached in multiple states and with various teams.
In addition, the Pride will be part of the inaugural Coastal Athletic Conference in 2014. The conference will have 8 teams in both SC and NC that are aligned in two ways: They focus on offering football to kids who don't have an opportunity to play with their school or home school and they focus on Christ and his love for all. I could not be more excited about the conference and the foundation we are strengthening by joining this conference. The conference will be aligned as follows in 2014:
North Carolina Division: Carolina Pride, PG Lions (gastonia), Carolina Gladiators (asheville) and G&G Fellowship (charlotte)
South Carolina Division: Anderson Cavaliers, Carolina Wildcats (Spartanburg), Greenville Hurricanes and the PAC Panthers(Columbia)
Conference games will only count within the division even if you play teams in the other division. We play one of the SOuth Carolina teams: The Anderson Cavaliers at home. The teams are very pumped up for this new conference. The media will be advised and Max Preps will be updated with the new conference alignment. We believe it will only provide a stronger foundation for our program and we know this conference will grow in future years with additional teams joining.
In addition, the schedule at this point is set for Varsity and most of the JV games. We are still looking to add a JV game or two, but it is now time to share what that upcoming season will look for the Pride:
No Game opening week Friday 8-22 At Union Academy ( Monroe)
Thurs 8-28 @ Charlotte Country Day Friday 8-29 Fayetteville Titans (Home - Weddington Park)
Thurs 9-4 @ Cannon (Concord) Friday 9-5 Anderson Cavaliers (Home - Weddington Park)
Thurs 9-11 @ Lewisville High (Ridgeland SC) Friday 9-12 @ Lewisville High (Ridgeland SC) - 2a SC Public School
Thurs 9-18 @ Marvin Ridge HS Friday 9-19 @ Marvin Ridge HS
Open week so far - looking to fill Friday 9-26 Homecoming - G&G Fellowship (conference game)
Wed 10-1 @ Providence Day Thursday 10-2 @ Providence Day
Thurs 10-9 @ Charlotte Christian Friday 10-10 @ Charlotte Christian
Open week so far - looking to fill Friday 10-17 @ Carolina Gladiators (Asheville - Conference Game)
Thurs 10-23 @ Charlotte Latin Sat 10-25 @ PG Lions (Gastonia - Conference Game)
Thurs 10-30 @ Buford High School (Lancaster)Friday 10-31 @ Buford High School (Lancaster- 2a SC public school)
Playoffs for varsity:
1st round to be played Friday night 11-7. #2 seed at #1 seed in each division( NC and SC)
CAC Championship Game - Friday night 11-14 to be played at Weddington Optimist Park
All Star game: As voted on by all coaches/ADs in the conference. Their will be a NC vs SC all star game. Date TBD sometime in early December if all goes as planned.
Again, we are very excited about this upcoming schedule and the new conference. The momentum is building and the Pride is well on their way to getting 2014 kicked off already. Come be apart of the excitement! GO PRIDE