• 4165 Luther Ward Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127

4165 Luther Ward Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127

Hillgrove Gridiron Club supporting the

Hillgrove Football Program


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Welcome to the Hillgrove High School football program's website! Our program is dedicated to providing a supportive and challenging environment for our student-athletes, both on and off the field. We believe that football is about more than just winning games - it's about developing character, fostering teamwork, and instilling a lifelong love of the sport. With a talented coaching staff and a roster of dedicated players, we strive to achieve excellence in every aspect of the game. Whether you're a current student-athlete, a prospective recruit, or a fan of high school football, we invite you to explore our website and learn more about what makes Hillgrove football a truly special program.

It is our sincere desire, as a community, to continue to build upon the incredible legacy and traditions here at Hillgrove while empowering the success of our student-athletes and coaches. We know in our Hawk hearts that our program has tremendous potential – and we know it will take ALL OF US to realize that potential.

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Posted 3 March 2023

Coach DeShon's Huddle

Remember hearing about the $25 player participation fee? Well, the Hillgrove Athletic Committee has used these funds to purchase branded windscreens to encompass all the chain link fence in the football stadium along with the bleachers. The adjacent long fence line to the grass practice field will also be covered. For those who traveled to River Ridge last season it will look identical except in black coloring. This along with the addition of play clocks will give our facility a much-needed face lift!

FEET. To boost our “Family” look and feel, since the start of Second Semester we have handed out a NIKE hoodie, Black Long Sleeve as a part of the Breakfast Club. If your child has not received have them see me. We will be handing out a gray short sleeve very soon.

In prior years, we have used the Spring popcorn fundraiser to generate funds for FCA Camp. This season all popcorn funds are going directly to Friday Travel Gear and spirit wear for the kids. WE hope to raise the same amount and deck the kids with gear.

With this, we are hosting two padded camps this Summer that will feature 6 teams. One in both June and July!

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Updated 4 March 2023

Varsity Schedule

Hillgrove Hillgrove Hillgrove High School 5/19/2023 7:00 pm
Douglas County Hillgrove Hillgrove High School 8/11/2023 TBA
River Ridge Hillgrove Hillgrove High School 8/18/2023 7:30 pm
Hillgrove Creekview Creekview High School 8/25/2023 7:30 pm
Hillgrove East Coweta East Coweta High School 9/1/2023 7:30 pm
Allatoona Hillgrove Hillgrove High School 9/8/2023 7:30 pm
Hillgrove Campbell Campbell High School 9/15/2023 7:30 pm
Carrollton Hillgrove Hillgrove High School 9/22/2023 7:30 pm
Marietta Hillgrove Hillgrove High School 10/6/2023 7:30 pm
Harrison Hillgrove Hillgrove High School 10/20/2023 7:30 pm
Hillgrove North Paulding North Paulding High School 10/27/2023 7:30 pm
Hillgrove McEachern McEachern High School 11/3/2023 7:30 pm



Freshmen and JV dinners are on Thursdays (3:00 and 3:30 respectively) and Varsity dinners are on Fridays at 3:00 pm.

Please arrive at the school by 2:00pm if you are serving on either day.

Posters and donations can be dropped off between 2:00 and 2:45pm. We will also continue to hang victory posters to encourage our teams every week. The posters can be just a general "Go Hawks!" or a shout out to the players. We will reuse the posters each week.

Balloons are welcomed to decorate the tables as well.

Posters and balloons must be delivered to the cafeteria between 2:00-2:45 pm every Thursday and Friday, as the season continues.

If you would like to contribute monetarily to team dinners, please visit the link below.


Sign Up For Meals

Once you create an ID and password, you will see the menu of items that are needed for the dinners. Just sign up for an item and bring it to the cafeteria on the day of the dinner.


100% Chiropractic

Adventure Outdoors

Amy Mollohan



Burnt Hickory Church

Cooperative Chiropractic

Davis and Associates



Jennifer Conner

KN Taxes

Ford of Lithia Springs



Mars Hill Church

Ivan Savant - Compass

Longhorn Steakhouse



Mellow Mushroom

Otter's Chicken

Poole's Pharmacy



Roper Injury Law


Veteran's Empowerment Organization



West Cobb Church

West Ridge Church

Yellow Submarine



Home Game tickets will become available for sale at Hillgrove the Monday before the game.

You may also purchase game passes at Hillgrove's GoFan site, linked below.

Player & Parent Handbook

This handbook contains valuable information to help you prepare for your involvement with the Hawks football program.



Justin DeShon


Offense: Pete DeWeese
Defense: Mike Wagner


Ronnie Daniels
Ben Ford
Joe Gerda
Macen Howells
Keon Humphries
Taylor Ivey
Travis Mihalik
Tarve Riggins



The Hillgrove Grid Iron Club's purpose is to promote parent/student involvement: coordinate all supporting activities, including feeder programs; encourage attendance at football-related functions; provide those services, facilities, and equipment which the school does not provide; ensure recognition for the football program and its athletes and increase the enjoyment of the fans at all football activities at Hillgrove High School

Being a member of the HGIC means you are a committed member of the Hawk family. You, the parents or guardians of our student-athletes who become members, ultimately determine the priorities for the program. Members decide how we budget and spend our income. You help us ensure we are always acting following our vision of "enabling the success of our student-athletes and coaches." A single general membership entitles the individual or family to one vote on those matters which members shall be called upon to vote, to hold office, and to all other rights and responsibilities of membership in the HGIC. HGIC meetings are open to all members.

Please see the Handbook for additional details.

Executive Board Members

Committee Chairs

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Video Board News

  • March 10, 2023

GREAT NEWS. Mrs. Stewart and Mr. Brown have GREEN LIGHTED the process of having a new VIDEOBOARD installed and operational by our home opener in August. They have asked us, the incredible football community, to get us across the goal line with the final $40,000…and we need that by SPRING BREAK in order to break ground on time. So how can you help? We are looking for families and companies who want to donate, to be the “foundation” of this incredible new addition to our stadium.

Here is what we’ve come up with so far:

  • HS and MS football athletes: with a donation of $1000 your athlete will be exempted from the 2023 registration fee
  • For all athletes (youth, MS, HS, to include football and cheer): with a donation of $500 your child will be highlighted in a 30-second slot on opening day (live interview or slide show of pictures)
  • For families interested in a larger donation, any donation over $1000 will earn a “Foundation” brick that will be laid at the base of the new videoboard with the name of your choosing engraved
  • For companies who might be interested in a donation in exchange for advertising via semi-permanent static or live action “commer cials”, please contact Jim McKinley. All options are on the table!
  • This is your chance, folks. Not only will you see your kids on the videoboard, you will be a part of the team that brings fresh life to our stadium and to our program overall. Let’s go Hawks!

All donors will receive a tax write off form from the Hillgrove Grid Iron Club.

On Mondays and Fridays, starting next week, we will publish where we stand. Be a part of the team and be recognized!

Comments or Questions, or to submit a donation, please contact Jim McKinley at 678 446 8346 or jimmckinley06@gmail.com

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  • March 4, 2023

Middle School and High School registration opens March 24, 2023. More info to follow as we are doing some new things this year! The registration fee for HS and MS footballers will be $500 this year.

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  • March 4, 2023

Tuesday, April 18th at 7:00pm. Come hear firsthand from Coach and the HGIC about our plans to Run our FEET (Family, Energy, Effort, and Toughness) into the endzone for the 2023 season. We’ll be presenting some ground-breaking information that you will not want to miss. One lucky family will receive a free Hawks football sweatshirt so please come!

Middle School Coaches, Practice Start Date Announced

  • March 15, 2023

Coaches for the Middle School Program are as follows:

  • 6th Grade – Paul Bain
  • 7th Grade – Darryl Huffman
  • 8th Grade – Bryson Cantrell

Parent Meeting on Tuesday, April 11th in the Hillgrove Auditorium at 7pm.

If you have questions or comments about the MS coaching plans then please bring them to the April 11th Parent-Coach-HGIC meeting. Texts and emails on this topic will not be answered outside of the meeting.

Registration opens on March 24th.

Middle School Practice begins on April 24th.

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High School Hawks at the Homestead

  • March 4, 2023

Saturday, May 15, at the McKinley home. Come meet your fellow Hawks fans, enjoy food and music and a movie on the grass (blow up screen) and be a part of the Hawk family!

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  • March 4, 2023

Date: May 19
Time: 7:00 pm
Opponent: Intersquad
Location: Hillgrove High School
Notes: Crimson/White game

Paintball Challenge - a Success!

  • March 11, 2023

The annual paintball game at Arkenstone between the high school football players was a thrilling and fun bonding experience for everyone involved. The game was led by two of our rising seniors (Teddy and Christian) as a way to build camaraderie and teamwork amongst the players. Each team had their own strategy and game plan, with the goal of outsmarting and outshooting their opponents.

As soon as the opening whistle sounded, the players sprinted towards their positions, dodging and weaving through obstacles as they tried to take out their opponents. The sound of paintballs whizzing through the air and the adrenaline pumping through their veins made for an exciting and intense atmosphere. Despite the competitive nature of the game, everyone had a great time and laughed as they shared stories and strategized during breaks. The paintball game was a memorable experience that brought the football team closer together and strengthened their bond on and off the field.



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