The Asheville Saints is a full-contact football team in the Pioneer Football League. The PFL is a Christian based league with an emphasis on helping young men and women develop biblical character traits. The Saints provide homeschool, private school and public school students in Western North Carolina the opportunity to play middle and high school football.
Asheville Saints is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is governed by a board of directors. All activities including practices, games, social events and volunteer work is carried out by an amazing group of volunteers.
The Junior Varsity team is for players 12 -15 years old. The Varsity team is for players 15-18 years old. No previous football experience is required. (12-year old players must be a minimum of 100 lbs.)
We are a parent driven organization. Parents are required to participate in many ways including operating the scoreboard, working the chains, helping in the concession stand, and assisting in coaching.
The registration fee includes all equipment (helmets, and pads), practice jersey, practice pants, game jersey, game pants, and socks. Players need to provide football cleats and a mouthpiece.
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Asheville Saints History:
The Asheville Saints Football Team began in 2003. The team was the result of much prayer by Fred and Chalen Cloos and Scott and Dee Dee Reimink. They wanted an opportunity for their sons to play football since there were no options available to home school boys after they reached the age of 12. The Asheville Saints organization is the result of their vision.
After much searching, they discovered the Pioneer Football League which was based in Charlotte, NC. At the time, the league had 4 teams in place. The Asheville Saints would make up the 5th team in the league with a 6th team joining later in that season. The PFL is founded on Christian principles to develop the qualities of sportsmanship, discipline, citizenship, teamwork, individual sacrifice and physical fitness.
The team started small with 24 players the first year. Since then, they have added a solid JV team as well a strong cheerleading squad.
2003: GM Scott Reimink, Head Coach Dan Tait.
2004: GM Scott Reimink, Head Coach John Sparks
2004 Division IV NACA 8-man Champions (several players made All Tournament)
2005: GM Scott Reimink, Head Coach Don Kitt
2005 Division III NACA 8-man Champions (Several players made All Tournament)
2006 – 2007: GM Scott Reimink, Head Coach Jeff Wilkie
2008 – 2009: GM Kevin Payne, Head Coach Todd Page
2008 The team won their first PFL League Championship
2008 Undefeated season
2009 PFL League Championship
2009 Division I NACA 8-man Champions (Several players made All Tournament)
The Saints were the first home school team to achieve this title.
2010: GM Kevin Payne, Head Coach Noel Hendrix
2010 PFL League Championships (only one loss on the season!)
2011: GM Garette Haire, Head Coach Reid Bennett
2011 Winning Season (6 – 3 – 1 season)
2012: GM Roger Cawthorn, Head Coach Paul Haenlein
2013: GM Roger Cawthorn, Head Varsity Coach Paul Haenlein, Head JV Coach Danny Kendall
2014: GM Kevin Hefner, Head Varsity Coach Paul Haenlein, Head JV Coach Danny Kendall
2015: GM Kevin Hefner, Head Varsity Coach Danny Kendall, Head JV Coach Chuck Williams
2016: GM and PFL Commissioner Kevin Hefner, Head Coach Danny Kendall
2017: GM Kevin Hefner, Head Coach Rick Spurling
2018: GM Ben Teague, Head Coach Rick Spurling
2019: GM Ben Teague, Head Coach Rick Spurling
Tyler Page, who was the Team QB for 4 years, made the University of Tennessee team as a walk-on in 2010. Several other players have gone on to play at colleges in the area.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is the main purpose of the Asheville Saints?
A: The main purpose and goal of the Asheville Saints is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ in all that we do. It is the goal of the leadership, coaches and parents to model a godly lifestyle and challenge young men and women to pursue excellence and godly living both on the field and in life. In so doing we uphold the teachings of the Bible with no apology and no compromise.
Q: Who can play for the Saints?
A: The Asheville Saints Football program is open to all students ages 12-18 in public, private and home school.
Q: How much does it cost to play for the Saints?
A: Registration fees are $300 for football. There is a $10 discount for a second player (in a family). There is also a new player fee of $50 for first-time players. Registration fees for cheerleaders are $250.
Q: Do the Saints have insurance in case a player is injured and requires medical attention?
A: The Asheville Saints do have insurance in case of an injury related to practice or games. This insurance is considered secondary insurance. There is a $100 deductible, and it covers all up to $5,000.
Q: Are the Saints affiliated with any athletic associations?
A: The Asheville Saints are proud members of the Pioneer Football League which includes teams in NC, SC, and TN.
For more information, email Ben Teague, General Manager, at email@example.com.