Record-setting Oklahoma football coach, church elder Allan Trimble dies from ALS
OKLAHOMA CITY — Legendary Oklahoma high school football coach Allan…
The Montgomery Advertiser in Alabama reports:
To say Prattville Christian Academy coach Grey Powell has taken the football team by storm doesn’t do justice to the idiom’s definition of rapid and overwhelming success.
Powell has blown through with the force of a spiritual hurricane.
“It’s unbelievable,” senior Michael Gregory said. “Coming from 3-27 and all the struggles. I was there from the beginning. Then he came and everything changed.”
When the 2008 season ended, the team was down to 13 players. There are more than 50 now (varsity and junior varsity roster). The Panthers won seven games last season and made the playoffs.
And Powell said none of it would be possible without putting God first.
“We’re moving forward and building the house,” Powell said. “I think last year we spent a lot of time laying a foundation of what we are about honoring God in all we do on and off the field. The more like Christ we are, the better football player they will be, the more like Christ you are, the better newspaperman you would be, etc.”
“There’s the will to integrate that in all parts of our lives.”
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Philip Patterson, president of the National Christian School Association, an organization of K-12 schools associated with Churches of Christ, passed along the above link. Patterson said:
“This is a school that is showing in a visible way what we hope happens over and over in all our schools every year — that you can glorify God in every part of your school, in this case, the football team. Read it all the way to the end and look at the baptism photos on the back page. You will be glad you did.
“Congratulations to Ron Mitchell and his staff at Prattville Christian School for being a light in their community.”
Do you know of K-12 Christian schools that are serving as lights in their communities? Please leave comments with examples.
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