Cougars honored by GISA

Published 9:07 am Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ALL-STATE and All-South Region Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA) midfielder Kyle Harris of the Grace Christian Academy Cougars soccer team holds his All State plack which he received Monday from Grace athletic director and upper school principal Steve Murr, left. At the right are Harris’s parents Julie and Lee Harris.

Grace Christian Academy senior soccer midfielder Kyle Harris has been named All-South Region and All-State by the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA) and his junior goal keeper teammate Grant McDonald has been named All-South Region.

Harris, who was previously selected to the Panhandle Christian Conference All-Conference team, received his All-State plaque from Grace athletic director and upper school principal Steve Murr Monday, as his parents Julie and Lee Harris looked on.   This was the first school year Grace Cougars and Lady Cougars sports teams have competed in GISA.

During the recently completed season, Harris led coach Ken Bailey’s Cougars with 13 goals and eight assists.

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Harris is also a member of the Cougars’ cross-country team, which is coached by his mother. He has won several local races.