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A Winning Year: 2013 Wheelchair Football Results

April 27th was more than just another AAASP State Championship in Georgia. It was a landmark event of the Varsity and Junior Varsity Wheelchair Football divisions. Both the "Sharks" of Houston County Schools and the "Hurricanes" of Henry County Schools, in partnership with their Parks & Recreation Department, each took the titles in their respective divisions. This is significant only because these Henry and Houston teams also won the Wheelchair Handball and Wheelchair Basketball state titles this year in their divisions - literally 3 for 3.

Those who benefitted from watching the 2012-13 competitions in Georgia also know that these achievements were reached while competing against other teams in divisions in which they were particularly well matched. In fact, Houston's 45-44 win over the West Georgia Wolverines in Wheelchair Football came in the final minute of the game, following a more than 20 point drive by the Wolverines in the second half. This game was a nail biter. Henry, too, had skillfully managed to grab their titles despite the strong efforts of other teams in the Junior Varsity division.

AAASP congratulates both these teams and their coaches on their outstanding accomplishments this year, both in reaching team and Association milestones.

Congratulations to our 2013 Seniors

As in every year, some programs are now faced with upcoming seasons in which they will be rebuilding their teams following the graduation of some of their most talented athletes. AAASP congratulates the following seniors, both for their athletic and academic achievements:
  • Atlanta "Wolfpack": Aquintis Burnett & Raymond Butler
  • Henry "Hurricanes": Michael Kelley
  • Houston "Sharks": David Presley & Ben Masters
  • Richmond "Roadrunners": Joseph Harper & Kamraun Anthony
  • West Georgia "Wolverines": Doug Johnston & Eugene Layne
Special thanks to the Muscogee County Schools System for hosting this year's event and the following partners and sponsors:
  • Psalmond Road Recreations Center, Columbus, GA
  • Buffalo Rock
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Coke of Columbus
  • Country's Barbeque
  • Dominoes Pizza
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Golden Donut
  • Little Caesars Pizza
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Sam's Club
  • Subway
  • Walmart
  • Willy T's
  • Winn Dixie
  • Columbus State University
  • Midland Middle School's Art Department

Tournament Results

Game 1 Muscogee Lions VS Henry Hurricanes 7 - 29
Game 2 DeKalb Eagles VS Gwinnett Heat 0 - 20
Game 3 Atlanta Wolfpack VS Houston Sharks 12 - 35
Game 4
JV Championship
Henry Hurricanes VS Gwinnett Heat 31 - 24
Game 5
Varsity Championship
Houston Sharks VS West Georgia Wolverines 45 - 44

Houston County Sharks
1st place, Varsity Division

West Georgia Wolverines
2nd place, Varsity Division

Henry County Hurricanes
1st place, JV Division

Gwinnett Heat
2nd place, JV Division