Lineman Challenge

Welcome to the home of the “originalLINEMAN CHALLENGE- In The Trenches Where Championships Are Won.  The host, Cherokee Recreation & Parks Agency along with our sponsors- Cherokee Gridiron Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Georgia Football Offiicials Association (GFOA) are very proud to bring you this great event each year.  Teams from across the state descend upon Riverside Athletic Complex in Woodstock to lay claim to the coveted title of Best High School Linemen in Georgia.

The event consists of several 5-man team events: Bench Press, Farmers Run, Sled Pull, Tractor Tire Flip, 1 Man Sled Drive, 5 Man Sled Drive, and Pro Agility.  Teams accumulate points based on reps and or timed events.  An overall Champion and Runner-Up will be crowned at the conclusion of the event.  In addition there is a single elimination TUG-OF-WAR tournament to wrap things up.  It doesn’t get any better than this!

As part of the event CRPA also provides a box lunch for all players and coaches to enjoy after putting forth a solid effort in the trenches.  Each year we have also been very fortunate to have a motivational guest speaker address the teams.  In recent years our speakers have included, UGA Great- Tim Worley, Fomer Atlanta Falcon and New York Football Giant, Bob Whitfield, and Georgia Tech Great Joe Burns.

“Football is like life- it requires perseverance, self-denial, hark work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.”

For more information regarding this event or to register a team please contact Sammy Long at slong@cherokeega.com.  Limited space is available so don’t delay.