2011 NHFA Tournament


Many thanks to The Homeschool Channel for filming the NHFA Championship Game.

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National Champions: Maryland Christian Saints

The Saints (MACC Champions) defeated the Home School Athletic Association (HSAA) Blue Angels from Dallas, Texas 14 to 7 to win their second National Championship, winning back to back titles (2010 & 2011). The Saints from Bel Air, Maryland (north of Baltimore) were led by running back Michael James and quarterback Christian Dipaulo. HSAA, led by quarterback Davis Kinville, took the opening kickoff and marched down the field to the end zone to take a 7-0 lead. Then the Saints scored on their first possession to tie it at 7. At this point it looked like the game was going to be a high scoring affair as both teams have averaged scoring close to 40 points a game. However, as it is often said “defense wins championships” and that was the case in this game as both defenses took over and kept both teams out of the end zone except for one other score by Maryland.

Maryland Christian defeated the Lighthouse Christian Chargers (2008 & 2009 Champions) from Springfield, Missouri, 42-6 in the semifinals while HSAA beat the North Georgia Falcons 52-22.



2011 NHFA All-Star Team

Alex Dowling (Maryland Christian Saints)
Andrew Meyer (Marland Christian Saints)
Austin Lee (Maryland Christian Saints)
Ben Luper (Lighthouse Christian Chargers)
Blake Coherst (HSAA Blue Angels)
Brandon Staley (Lighthouse Christian Chargers)
Caleb Russell (North Georgia Falcons)
Chance Woosley (Lighthouse Christian Chargers)
Chet Bryant (HSAA Blue Angels)
Christian Dipaola (Maryland Christian Saints)
Davis Kinville (HSAA Blue Angels)
Evan Wilt (Maryland Christian Saints)
Joel Martin (HSAA Blue Angels)
Johnny Lewis (Maryland Christian Saints)
Johnny Perry (HSAA Blue Angels)
Josh Payne (HSAA Blue Angels)
Josiah Avery (Maryland Christian Saints)
Josiah Lockwood (Lighthouse Christian Chargers)
Meshack Laden (North Georgia Falcons)
Micah Sherman (HSAA Blue Angels)
Michael James (Maryland Christian Saints)
Mike Randle (North Georgia Falcons)
Tyler Crain (Lighthouse Christian Chargers)
Will Carlton (Maryland Christian Saints)
Zane McDaniel (North Georgia Falcons)


2011 NHFA Middle School Champions: Lighthouse Christian Chargers

Lighthouse Christian Middle School vs North Georgia Falcons Middle School

Click here to view the game between the Lighthouse Christian Chargers Middle School (in white) and the North Georgia Falcons Middle School (black and red)


Above Picture: Panama City Beach Mayor Gayle Oberst and PCB Councilman John Reichard were on hand to open the 2010 Tournament and give each team a Proclamation while coaches, players and fans look on. The Proclamation designated November 18-20, 2010 as “NHFA Champions Days in Panama City Beach”. It was presented to the Head Coaches from each team: Baton Rouge Christian Patriots (Louisiana), Freedom Academy Cowboys (Huntsville, Alabama), Lighthouse Christian Chargers (Springfield, Missouri), Maryland Christian Saints (Bel Air, Maryland) and North Georgia Falcons (Canton/Cumming, Georgia)


The 2011 NHFA Tournament will have homeschool teams from around the country competing for a national championship.
Homeschool teams consist of players who are homeschooled or players who attend Christian, private or public schools. Teams play 11-man tackle football using National Federation of High Schools football rules that are used by High Schools throughout the US.

More information about the NHFA Tournament can be found by clicking on the NHFA Brochure tab on the right toolbar.

The Laguna Beach Christian Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida is one of the host facilities for the National Homeschool Football Tournament.

Free WiFi.

Thursday football games will be played at Pete Edwards Football Stadium. Saturday football games will be played at Mike Gavlak Stadium (at JR Arnold High School).

Click here to see pictures from the 2010 NHFT Championship: Maryland Christian vs North Georgia

This is a highlight video that has alot of footage from NHFA Tournament games. The highlights feature the North Georgia Falcons QB Tim Howard, who is now playing football at Birmingham Southern University.