Athletics News

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance Selection Tour will visit Pace on Monday, Oct. 30, to officially recognize senior offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer as a 2018 U.S. Army All-American.

All members of the Pace community are invited to attend the presentation, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Knights Hall, located on the fifth floor of the Garcia Family Middle School.

Selection Tour teams are traveling across the country to recognize more than 200 high school senior football and marching band members as U.S. Army All-Americans.

By becoming a U.S. Army All-American, Salyer joins an elite group. Players are chosen not only because they excel on the football field, but because they are both mentally and physically agile and adapt to challenging situations, similar to U.S. Army Soldiers.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will take place in San Antonio's Alamodome on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. The game will be broadcast live on NBC at 1 p.m.

Senior Schuyler Drose, junior Andrew Jenkins, and sophomores Harris Greenbaum and Jackson Hamel were selected to play in the Georgia High School Water Polo Association's (GHSWPA) D2 All-Star Game on Oct. 14. Following the game, Jenkins was named its most valuable player.

In addition, Jenkins received GHSWPA First Team All-State honors and was named GHSWPA Division 2 Most Valuable Player for the 2017 season. Jenkins led the division in scoring with 138 goals and 14 assists in 17 games, and is the Knights' career leader for goals scored with 256.

Drose was named Second Team All-State, and Greenbaum received honorable mention recognition.

The Middle School cross-country team made history at the state meet on Oct. 14 and returned to Pace with three trophies.

The front-running trio of George Blaha, Robert Mallis and Edward Blaha trained harder and smarter, lowering their 2-mile times by an astounding 45 seconds or more from last season," says Coach Eric Wilhelm. "Combined with Samuel Bready's brave running, Brian Lee's talent and speed, Sam Howe's lucky hat and Easton Kincaid's raw ability, these were the best seven boys the school has ever had."

The boys finished first out of 26 teams in the medium-school division to claim the title, 66 points ahead of second-place Westminster. The Knights also defeated the winning small and large-school champions, making them the best middle school-squad in the state. Complete results are available here.

The girls state team—Elizabeth Feagin, Caroline Hood, Jordan White, Rebecca Thompson, Wells Howe, Kate Jonas and Emmy Battista—finished third. Complete results are available here. The teams' outstanding performances combined for the top overall title—and "the biggest of Big Purple Trophies."

In the junior varsity races, Kargil Behl finished first overall, and Grant Thompson was fourth, leading the boys team to an overall fifth-place finish (complete results). Ellie Carter was fourth for the girls, followed by Sydney Vincent in seventh, Lexi Pollard in eighth and Annie Marks in 11th. The girls finished second overall (complete results).

Congratulations to Wilhelm, coaches Courtney Harris and Janie Rowe and the entire Pace squad!

Junior water-polo player Andrew Jenkins set a new Pace Academy record for career scoring when the AquaKnights faced North Springs High School on Sept. 24. Jenkins now has 228 career goals (the previous record was 217) and has scored more than 100 goals in a season for the second consecutive year.

The AquaKnights' next match is a home contest against St. Pius on Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.

Friday KNIGHT football is back! On Aug. 25, the varsity football team will host its first game of the year at Walsh Field. The Knights take on West Forsyth at 7:30 p.m.

Pace will host six home football games this year—Aug. 25, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3—and Lower and Middle School football fans are invited to participate in the Booster Club's 2017 Wristband Challenge. Each time a Lower or Middle School student attends a home game, he or she should stop by the Concession Stand to pick up a free "Friday Knights" wristband. Students who collect at least four wristbands will be entered into a prize drawing at the end of the season.

Can't make the game? Watch it live on KnightFlix, our student broadcast service.

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