2022 NHSA Tournament



Evangel Christian Lightning completed their first undefeated season under Coach Tim Smith. The Lightning from Alabaster, Alabama have won 5 NHSA 8-man Champioinships in a row, but were never undefeated during those 4 years leading up to this season. The halftime score of 27-20 in Evangel’s favoor was the first game this season in which the Lightning did not have a big double digit lead. It didn’t take long after halftime to increase that lead as Evangel went on to score 28 point before Freedom got their last score to make it 55-26. The Freedom Cowboys had a great season finishing 12-2 losing only to Evangel earlier in the season and in the NHSA Championship.

Semifinal games:
Evangel Lightning 49 Tennessee Heat 0
Freedom Cowboys 52 Hillcrest Christian Cougars 12

2022 NHSA 8-man All-Star Team
Aden Luchtefeld Tennessee Heat
Aiden McDowell Tennessee Heat
Aiden Woods Tennessee Heat
Bram Day #4 Freedom Cowboys
Carson Donovan Evangel Lightning
Clay Staton Evangel Lightning
De’Ashton Lewis Hillcrest Christian
DJ Thomas Hillcrest Christian
Eli Whitfield Evangel Lightning
Elijah Appleton #32 Freedom Cowboys
Hayden Black Evangel Lightning
Hunter Atkins Evangel Lightning
Jackson Tuell Evangel Lightning
Jaden Hobgood Tennessee Heat
Jenson McCartha #20 Freedom Cowboys
Jonathan Roby Hillcrest Christian
Josiah Karr #25 Freedom Cowboys
Judah Thompson Evangel Lightning
Kaden Jones Evangel Lightning
Landon Heath Hillcrest Christian
Oliver Johnson #9 Freedom Cowboys
Pierce Dalton #72 Freedom Cowboys
Torian Tillison Hillcrest Christian