Congratulations to Gwinnett and DeKalb on winning the AAASP/GHSA #WheelchairFootball State Championships!

Congratulations to Gwinnett  and DeKalb on winning the AAASP/GHSA #WheelchairFootball State Championships!
Varsity Division
The Gwinnett Heat won the AAASP/GHSA Varsity Wheelchair Football State Championship over the weekend at Maynard Jackson High School in Atlanta.
It was an intense championship, with the Heat defeating the perennial champs, the Houston County Sharks, 36-34.    The Sharks, which had won the previous seven state titles in the sport, gave the Heat a fight–but the undefeated Gwinnett Heat won the battle, winning their first wheelchair football state championship for the Gwinnett County Public Schools program since winning back-to-back crowns in 2010 and 2011.
The Heat got out in front early;  Seth Earley led all receivers with three touchdown receptions by Will Millikan, including two on critical third-down situations.  Millikan added nine points on three field goals and rushed for one touchdown.  Houston County Sharks played tough in the 2nd half, staging a strong comeback with 21 points, cutting Gwinnett’s lead to two points, but the Heat took over for their last possession with 1:08 left in the game and ran the clock out to lock in the victory.
JV Division
DeKalb wins their first AAASP/GHSA Junior Varsity state championship in #wheelchairfootball; Houston County Junior Sharks take 2nd place.

2018 AAASP/GHSA #WheelchairFootball State Championships Set!


The 2018 AAASP/GHSA Wheelchair Football State Championships will be held on May 5th at Maynard Jackson High School,
801 Glenwood Ave, SE, Atlanta 30312. Admission is free. Come support these unique teams comprised of Georgia students from participating school systems and cheer them on. Learn more about
adaptedSPORTS and the AAASP/GHSA Alliance at


1st place – Gwinnett Heat
2nd – Houston Sharks
3rd – Clayton Eagles
4th – WGA Wolverine

Junior Varsity:
1st place – DeKalb Silver Streaks
2nd – Houston Jr. Sharks
3rd – Henry Hurricanes
4th – Muscogee Lions

Game Schedule for 5-5:

Game 1 – 10:00 am – JV Semi – Muscogee vs. DeKalb

Game 1A – 10:00 am – JV Semi – Henry vs. Houston

Game 2 – 12:00 pm – Varsity Semi – WGA Wolverines vs. Gwinnett Heat

Game 2A – 12:00 pm – Varsity Semi – Clayton vs. Houston

Game 3 – 2:00 pm – JV Final – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 1A

Game 4 – 4:00 pm – Varsity Final – Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 2A

Kudos to Houston County Schools for their #13ReasonsWhyNOT Series

Kudos to Houston County Schools for their #13ReasonsWhyNOT Series

From AAASP’s own, Tommie Storms:

“This is our shout out to Houston County Schools in Warner Robins, Georgia.. This is a moving and impactful example of how our teachers are acting in truly innovative ways to identify and support kids who are in trouble, kids who feel different, kids who are bullied – because recent headlines make it abundantly clear that’s when they feel they have no place to turn, they may turn on themselves or others. **The stories you’re about to hear/see are based on the Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why.”

Please pay particular attention to Jordan’s story, because she’s one of our AAASP athletes and her beloved Sharks are a member program of AAASP, started through a grant from us through our partnership with GA DOE. She is a testament to our belief and practice that everyone is unique in their abilities and each of us is worthy of value and opportunity.

You’ll be hearing of Jordan again, because she is one of only 16 young women in the United States just chosen for the USA Paralympic Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team.

Thank you to all these students for their leadership in making a difference and in demonstrating true compassion for others!”