Alpharetta Jr Raider Football

8th Grade



Practice will be from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Alpharetta High School (AHS) on the main football field. Practices will be held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  All practices will be in full pads unless communicated otherwise.

Please make sure players bring plenty of water to all practices.

We are guests at AHS.  Occasionally, we may have changes to our practice schedule based on AHS events.  We will communicate any changes as soon as they become known to us.  Players should be dressed and ready to start practice promptly at 7:00pm. If a player will be late to practice or not be able to attend practice, please notify Coach Reed prior to practice.



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2018 8th Grade Jr Raider Schedule
8/4 Old Soldiers Day Parade Downtown Alpharetta
8/11 GMSAA Kick-Off Classic Alpharetta High School
8/18 7:00 PM HOME Black Walton (Pre-Season) Alpharetta High School
8/25 1:00 PM AWAY Black Sequoyah Sequoyah High School
9/1 7:00 PM HOME Black Dunwoody Alpharetta High School
9/8 1:00 PM AWAY Black Paulding County Paulding County High School
9/15 1:00 PM AWAY Black Pope Pope High School
9/22 7:00 PM HOME Black Cambridge Alpharetta High School
9/29 7:00 PM HOME Black Creekview Alpharetta High School
10/6 BYE
10/13 7:00 PM AWAY Black Centennial Centennial High School
10/20 7:00 PM HOME Black Johns Creek Alpharetta High School

2018 Jr Raider Head Coach
Rusty Reed

Head Football Coaching Record and Bio

7 years experience

2011 – 11-1 AYFA (Alpharetta Youth Football Assoc.) League Champions
2012 – 7-4 lost in semis
2013 – 11-1  lost in title game
2014 – 10-2  lost title game
2015 – 11-1  North Atlanta Saints (D1) – North Metro Football Champions
(#8 in Georgia’s Born 2 Compete (B2C) final rankings)
2016 – 10-0  Blessed Trinity Titans – AAAA State Champions
(#2 in Georgia’s Born 2 Compete (B2C) final rankings)
2017 – 10-1 Alpharetta Raiders –  Region 2-6A Champions

Playoff record 13-4

Overall 7-year record 70-10

Average wins per season: 10 wins / 1.4 losses

5 championship games
3 Championships


Rusty Reed is a long standing youth football coach / administrator in North Fulton County. He recently served as Athletic Director at AYFA (NAFL) for three years (2013-16), where he transitioned AYFA to a Pop Warner model and rebranded to North Atlanta Football League (NAFL) in 2015.

As a head coach, over the past the past seven (7) seasons, his teams averaged 10 wins per season and played in five (5) Championship games, winning 3 Titles. His three most recent teams, the 6th grade North Atlanta Saints, captured the 2015 North Metro Football League Championship last season with an 11-1 mark and a final # 8 ranking in the Born 2 Compete Final Georgia Rankings and the 2016 Blessed Trinity’s 7th grade team that ran the table on their way to a 10-0 record, and a AAAA State Championship and an overall #2 Born To Compete ranking in the state of Georgia and his 8th grade Alpharetta Raiders won the Region 2 -6A Championship finishing 10-1. Coach Reed believes football is the ultimate team game and is the best sport for teaching life lessons and developing young men of character. Rusty has also always intersected faith and football on his teams.

As a high school senior, Rusty decided to stay close to home and play in the SEC and signed with Ole Miss in 1983 as a quarterback and was part of the Ole Miss Rebels 1983 Independence Bowl team that ended a 12-year bowl drought in Oxford (1971 Peach Bowl).

Rusty has been in the world of sports all of his business life with lengthy sales / marketing stints at Wilson Sporting Goods and Vice President of Pro Players Inc. in Chicago where he represented professional athletes both here and abroad and inked the company’s first NBA lottery pick in 1991. Rusty is currently in senior management at ESPN, primarily negotiating college football bowl entitlements and managing the ESPN Events brand and portfolio. In his role, he represents ESPN’s owned and operated NCAA properties (13 bowl games, 3 Labor Day Kickoff Classics and 10 NCAA Basketball Tournaments.) While at ESPN, Rusty has negotiated the bowl entitlements of the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl, the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl, the BBVA Compass Bowl, the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, the DXL Frisco Bowl and The Marmot Boca Raton Bowls respectively. Rusty is a member and has attended North Point Community Church for 18 years where he has served in several capacities. Rusty is married to Rebecca Reed of Florence, Alabama. They have four children.