2017 NHSA (8-man Football) National Championship

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The 2017 NHSA (8-man Football) National Championship Tournament is open to Christian schools and Christian Homeschool teams from around the country that play 8-man tackle football. The Tournament is held in Panama City Beach, Florida with teams arriving on Friday, November 10th and ending with the Awards Ceremony on Monday, November 13th. Games will be played on Saturday, the 11th and on Monday, November 13th. Christian schools and Christian homeschool teams will compete for a National Championship.

Registration is now open so please click on the “Team Registration Form” below, fill in the information required and send it in as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

Click here to view the 2017 Team Registration Form (8-man)

Click here for the 2017 NHSA Football Brochure

Each player must submit the following Player Eligibility Form before they can compete in the tournament.
Click here to view the 2017 NHSA (8-man football) Eligibility Form

Also, you will want the following information, so click here to see WHAT TO BRING

You can also get more information by calling 770-714-5775 or email to hankstdenis@aol.com

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Laguna Beach Christian Resort
The Laguna Beach Christian Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida is one of the host facilities for the NHSA (8-Man Football) Tournament. All rooms/suites reservations are to be made through your football team who will work with the NHSA office to make all room reservations (do not contact Laguna Beach for rooms/suites).

Accommodations Include:

8 Acres Of Private Grounds
13 Swimming Pools
4 Heated Pools
Full Size Basketball Courts
Volleyball Courts On Grounds & Beach
12 Fully-equipped Commercial Kitchens
Beach front and beach access rooms
20 Meeting Rooms
700 Seat Chapel/Auditorium on Grounds
Free Wi-Fi (internet access)
Large outdoor mall less than 5 minutes
Restaurants (major chains & local) nearby

To see a map of the Laguna Beach Campus, click.. HERE


2016 NHSA National Champions (8-man) Sacred Heart Knights




NHSA Championship: Sacred Heart 60 Freedom Cowboys 58

Sacred Heart QB Evan Ashlock scored on a two point conversion with no seconds on the clock after throwing a 37 yard td pass to Sid Bryant to tie the score at 58 and win the 2016 NHSA National Championship.

Consolation Game: Cornerstone Spartans 22 North Georgia Falcons 6

Game 1 results: Freedom Cowboys 24 Cornerstone Spartans 20
Game 2: Sacred Heart Knights 40 North Georgia Falcons 32

The 2016 NHSA National Championship Tournament (8-man football) will have the Cornerstone Spartans from Joplin, Missouri playing the Freedom Cowboys from Huntsville, Alabama and the Sacred Heart Knights from Jackson, Tennessee going against the North Georgia Falcons.

Cornerstone won their state championship defeating Life Prep 66-54 and finishing the season 8-1. Collin Lowry leads the Spartans attack which averages 53 points a game. Austin Martin, Matt Roberts and Ray Dohmen are the defensive leaders.

Freedom Cowboys are undefeated at 9-0, averaging 44 points a game while giving up 22. The Cowboys beat 4 teams from Tennessee, 4 teams from Alabama and a team from Mississippi.

Sacred Heart defeated The Webb School 60-34 in the Tennessee state championship game. The Knights average 51 points a game allowing 24 points while finishing with 9 wins against 3 losses.

North Georgia won their state championship and finished 7-2. The Falcons are led by senior running back Josiah France, but it’s their defense that has carried them led by Daniel Lazalde, Jon Jumper and Trey Baker.


  • 2015 NHSA National Champions Life Academy Volunteers (Bakersfield, CA)
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    Click here to view the 2015 NHSA Championship game between Life Academy Volunteers and South Haven Patriots

    Life Academy edges South Haven 30-28 to win the 2015 NHSA National Championship 8-Man Football

    It was a battle of unbeatens, South Haven 13-0 vs Life Academy 10-0, that came down to a 2-pt attempt with less than 2 minutes to go in the game. Unfortunately both teams deserved to win, but South Haven’s attempt on the 2-pt attempt failed when the snapped was bobbled and Life was able to stop the Patriots short of the goal.

    NHSA Game results for Monday, November 16th:
    Christian Community 44 Kern 22
    Freedom Cowboys 32 Sacred Heart 28 (below is link to video of game)
    1st Half: Freedom Cowboys vs Sacred Heart
    2nd half: Freedom Cowboys 32 Sacred Heart 28



    NHSA Game schedule

    Game #1 Christian Community 20 Freedom Cowboys 14 (Bracket A)

    Game #2 South Haven 28 Sacred Heart 12 (Bracket B)
    Game #3 Life Academy 36 Freedom 8 (Bracket A)
    Game #4 Sacred Heart 24 Kern Rangers 14 (Bracket B)
    Game #5 Life Academy 18 Christian Community 14 (Bracket A)
    Game #6 South Haven 45 Kern Rangers 20 (Bracket B)


  • South Haven Patriots from Springfield, TN
    South Haven pix


  • Freedom Cowboys from Huntsville, Alabama
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    2015 NHSA Tournament Teams (Alphabetically)
    Christian Community Colts (6-3)
    Freedom Cowboys (7-2)
    Kern Rangers (4-4)
    Life Academy Volunteers (8-0)
    Sacred Heart Knights (8-0-2)
    South Haven Patriots (11-0)


    2014 Championship Game
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    Picture above is from the 2014 Championship Game between Central Christian from Sharpsburg, GA and Memphis Nighthawks (in black)



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