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Faith in hunt for 8th
Look for sophomore Aaron Scott to make a big impact for the Faith Baptist squad this season. The sophomore is joined by another solid performer and sophomore JJ Frazier, seniors Jaquez Motley and Shavon Stoves and ninth grader Derrick Brooks Jr. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici is prepping for its eighth run at a Georgia Christian Athletic Association title and coach Jared Sellars thinks they have the personnel on board to do it.
“Lucky for us, we aren’t competing against First Presbyterian in the region,” he said during an interview at Thursday’s opening of the Faith Baptist Classic Tip-off. “But overall I’m excited. I think we will win it again. And we are really looking forward to going up to the national tournament in Tennessee and playing up, playing some of the bigger schools.”
Although the Crusaders lost Jamil Donovan, Tracey Jester and Aaron Power to graduation, Sellars has a dominating group of guards capable of putting up double-digits. They are standout Jaquez Motley, transfer student Shavon Stoves and sophomores Aaron Scott and JJ Frazier.
“In a way Aaron Scott and JJ Frazier are really up and comers because they are only sophomores. But I think Derrick Brooks Jr. is coming up from the ninth grade and he is going to be tough and real solid,” Sellars said. “I think it’s good we have a lot of guard play, but I am a little worried when we match up with some teams that have size. But we are excited about the year. We play a really tough schedule and we have 40 games this year which is a lot.”
The Crusaders opened their home classic with an 83-32 win against St. Paul’s out of Savannah on Thursday, but lost 69-80 against West Oaks High on Friday.
“I’m excited to see how we do and we are stepping up the competition,” Sellars said. “We will lose some games but it will be worthwhile.”

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