Augusta, GA (WJBF) -- The high school football season kicks off this Friday night for one local team. The Augusta Eagles kickoff their 2013 campaign, and it will be a special night for them. In their 4th year of existence, they make the move up to 11-man football from 8-man.
The Eagles are a team made up of home-schooled kids or kids who didn't have anywhere else to play. According to their website, Eagle Sports was started with the goal of providing a competitive athletic program for the home-educating families of Greater Augusta, Georgia. We know that physical education and team sports will provide a wide variety of valuable teaching opportunities to help us prepare our children for the future.
As they make the move to 11-man football, Eagles founder Tim Alda knows it won't be easy. They have only 15 players on the roster and will play in the Glory for Christ League out of Atlanta.
The Eagles play Fox Creek Friday at Lions Field in North Augusta, their new home this season. It's not an official game for the Predators. Alba says he's not sure how much they'll win this season, but they're more concerned with a building a program and providing a place for kids to play.
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