Christian Heritage School's football program includes high school and middle school teams. Check out the schedule and view the roster to see who is taking the field this season.


Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Result Score
Riverside Military Academy
Riverside Military Academy Away Win 27-6
Gordon Central High School
Christian Heritage School Home Win 41-7
LaFayette High School
Christian Heritage School Home Win 20-7
Mount Zion High School
Mount Zion High School Away
Darlington School
Darlington School Away Loss 22-29
Trion High School (HOMECOMING)
Christian Heritage School Home Win 52-6
Bowdon High School
Christian Heritage School Home Win 28-14
North Cobb Christian School
North Cobb Christian School Away Win 21-20
Gordon Lee High School (SENIOR NIGHT)
Christian Heritage School Home Win 28-0
Whitefield Academy
Whitefield Academy Away Win 13-7

Meet the Team

Bronson Barr 9
Ben Bishop 11
TK Blansit 9
Will Brumlow 12
Wyatt Brumlow 9
Camp Carpenter


Nathan Davis 12
Joseph Dixon 12
Erik Garcia 12
Daniel Geil


Zane Gowin 12
Tanner Hartley 9
Ben Hermann 11
Mitchell Herndon


Evan Hood 9
Andrew Jenkins 11
Braden Johnson 11
Tucker Jordan


Trey Kruse 11
Gage Leonard 10
Evan Lester 11
Solomon Locke


Evan Lovain 10
Lane Massengale 11
Austin Mathis 12
Caden Mathis 10
Chris McDade 10
Michael McDade


Zavon McDade 9
Carson Pritchett 9
Riley Reece 11
Micah Rowland


Manuel Salaices 11
Kaleb Shultz 12
Peyton Slocumb 12
Ethan Smith


Ilya Sniff 11
Kirill Sniff 12
Will Tenney 9
Christian Thomas


Eli Thomason 9
Isaac Watson 9
Ben Williamson 11

Meet the Coaches

Jay Poag, Head Coach

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Jay has served as the head football coach since 2016 and also held roles as the middle school and high school dean of students. He has been a high school and collegiate athlete as well as coached on the collegiate level for 17 years with stints at North Carolina State, Lenoir Rhyne University, Presbyterian College, and Davidson College. He led CHS to the first ever state appearance in 2018, and the program continues to grow under his leadership. Jay holds a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Recreation Resource Administration from Davidson College. He and his wife, Amy, have three children, Jamie Peck (Graysen), Brandon (’17), and Jacob (’23), and they reside in Dalton.

Hunter Ballew, Assistant Coach

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Hunter has served as a high school history teacher, academic coach, and athletic coach since 2015. In addition to football, he serves as a varsity girls’ golf coach. Hunter graduated from Murray County High School and received a B.A. in History from Dalton State College. He and his wife, Sarah, reside in Chatsworth.

Brian Branam, Team Chaplain

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Brian has served as team chaplain and as a Bible teacher since 2015. In addition to his roles at CHS, he serves as the lead pastor of Liberty Baptist Church. Brian graduated with a B.S. in Pastoral Studies from Tennessee Temple University and a M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Shannon, have two daughters, Morgan (’18) and Kiley (’22), and they reside in Chatsworth.

Trent Cummings ('18), Assistant Coach

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Trent is an alumnus of CHS, a four-year letterman in football, and began coaching in 2019. He is currently studying business management at Dalton State and is employed by Union Point and Bob’s Towing.

Doug Davis, Assistant Coach

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Doug has served as a fifth-grade teacher and coach since 2007. A high school and collegiate athlete, he played at Carrollton High School and the University of West Georgia. Doug holds a B.S. Ed. in Early Childhood Education and a M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has coached middle and high school football as well as baseball. He and his wife, Kerry, have three children, Nathan (’21), Katelyn (’25), and Emily (’29), and they reside in Dalton.

Brent Howard, Assistant Coach

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Brent has served as a strength and conditioning coach and football coach since 2015. He graduated with a B.S. from the University of Georgia, a M.A. in Exercise Science from Tennessee Tech University, and received his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA. Additionally, he is a USA Weightlifting Coach and a Titleist Performance Institute Performance Coach. Brent and his wife, Lauren, have two children, Piper (’32) and Boone.

Chad Jordan, Assistant Coach & Athletic Director

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Chad has over 24 years of experience in teaching and coaching, has served as the CHS athletic director since 2014, and has been a member of the CHS coaching staff since 2012. In addition to football, he serves as the head varsity boys’ golf coach. In his seven years as the golf coach, his team has made three appearances in the state tournament and had two top ten finishes in the state. Chad played football and earned a B.A. in Secondary Education from Presbyterian College, an M.Ed. from Tusculum College, and an Ed.S. in Leadership and Administration from Lincoln Memorial University. He and his wife, Beth, have two children, Katie Ray (’19) and Tucker (’21), and they reside in Dalton.

Logan Mathis, Assistant Coach

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Logan has served as a community coach since 2015. A former CHS player, Logan is passionate about working with youth. Currently, he works at the Boys and Girls Club and is pursuing his degree.

Steve Sparks, Assistant Coach

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Steve has served as a Bible teacher and coach since 2018. Prior to coming to CHS, he taught language arts and special education and coached football, wrestling, baseball, and tennis for 39 years. Steve graduated with a B.S. in Education from Livingston University. He and his wife, Susan, reside in Calhoun.

Chris Thomas, Assistant Coach

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Chris has served as a member of the coaching staff since 2015. He is employed by Byer’s Engineering in Atlanta. Chris and his wife, Kelli, have two sons, Cole (’22) and Christian (’22), and they reside in Chatsworth.