This was a non-conference game for the Woodward War Eagles and the Westminster Wildcats, but a historic private-school rivalry in the city of Atlanta. The rivalry is a very respectful one, where both schools hold great respect for each other.


Christian Wylder and Kimani Vidal


Trey Turner


Trey is a peer leader and a three-year on the football team and was named a 2017 football team captain. He is a member of the National Honor Society and was on the Silver Eagle Honor Roll for three consecutive years. He plans to continue his football career in college and pursue a career in engineering or business.
Colin Gutzmer


In addition to serving as team captain for the football team, Colin was a starting defender on last year’s state championship lacrosse team. Off the field, Colin is a member of the school’s discipline council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and is active in the community delivering meals and gifts during the holiday season.


C.J. Williams


C.J. was a three-sport athlete at Woodward Academy from 1998-1993. During that time, he competed against the Westminster Wildcats in numerous memorable track meets, basketball games and gridiron battles.
Denton Shamburger



For the first half of the game,it looked like Westminster was going to run away with the game - Woodward was trailing by 21 points – 21-0. Woodward, however, put in a new quarterback, Christian Wylder, who would become the MVP of the game, and rallied from the deficit to tie the game by halftime. They held Westminster scoreless in the second half and won the game 31-21. Westminster started to trail resulting from a few bad snaps and end zone plays that fell into Woodward’s advance. Their turnovers in the second half ultimately led to their defeat.