Lassiter working HARD to name NEW Field in fallen Athlete’s name


Lutzie Field…We Need Your Help!

As many of you are aware, the Lutzie 43 Foundation has been working very closely with the Lassiter community over the past 11 months on a very special project, the resurfacing of Lassiter’s stadium field and naming of the playing surface (“Lutzie Field” at Frank Fillmann Stadium.) This project came into our hearts to serve as a tangible reminder to the Lassiter community of the mission of the Lutzie 43 Foundation, “Live like Lutz. Love like Lutz. Learn from Lutz.” Through the field project, we feel we can best emphasize the “Learn From Lutz” element of our mission. The new turf and its name “Lutzie Field” will serve as a constant reminder for Lassiter students and community members of the importance of developing and displaying good character, but also of the dangerous effects of poor decision-making.


Throughout this process, we have been humbled to receive overwhelming backing from the community for this project. There have been numerous supporters for the project, both financially and otherwise, and we would first and foremost like to recognize many of them:

  • Kyle Cooper, Property Masters—Signature Sponsor
  • Sporturf, LLC—Turf Partner
  • David Banks, Cobb County School Board
  • Chris Ragsdale, Superintendent, Cobb County School System
  • Chris Richie, Principal, Lassiter High School
  • Art O’Neill, Athletic Director, Lassiter High School
  • Lassiter Band Boosters Club
  • Lassiter Lacrosse Booster Club
  • Lassiter Ladies Lacrosse Booster Club
  • Lassiter Soccer Booster Club
  • Lassiter Touchdown Club
  • Lassiter Track Club
  • Junior Trojan Football
  • Trojan Youth Lacrosse


Additionally, we have received support from countless other individuals; this group includes significant private donors that wish to remain anonymous, other members of the Lassiter High School staff, and various members of senior leadership within the Cobb County School District (CCSD) construction, legal, and procurement groups. Each and every individual has played an instrumental role in helping bring this project forward. We have been humbled and touched by the outpouring of support from every corner of the Lassiter community and beyond.


From the very beginning, the objectives behind this project have been multiple and integrated:

  • Meet a tangible need in the community: The current surface has received very heavy wear over the past eight years and is in disrepair. The new turf will reduce the risk of injuries and improve the experience for the thousands of student-athletes that will use the field for years to come.
  • Provide a privately funded solution: We have been blessed to raise over $370,000 to cover the costs of this project through the generous contributions of private donors, sponsors and booster clubs. Additionally, we received very favorable pricing from our turf partner, Sporturf, to make this project financially sound.
  • Create a reminder to our community of the mission of the Lutzie 43 Foundationcharacter development and good decision making in the lives of young people and their influencers: This last point is the primary focus of the Lutzie Field project and the main goal we hope to achieve. The inspiration for the Lutzie 43 Foundation, Philip Lutzenkirchen, was a remarkable young man that gave of himself to others. However, it was through a series of poor decisions that led to his tragic death. Our hope is that kids will know and understand his living legacy, and most importantly, learn from his death. The renaming of the turf is a tangible and ongoing opportunity for kids to understand the importance of good decision-making.


We have been blessed to have this project come together to meet the aforementioned goals, and serve as an example within Cobb County about the benefits of a community coming together to create a positive and lasting legacy out of a tragedy.


Challenge with the Cobb County School Board Chairman


Over the past 11 months, we have gone to great lengths to bring this project to fruition. While the project is 100 percent privately financed, the size of the project requires it to meet certain bidding requirements and county construction reviews. Lastly, the project must receive an official vote from the school board. We have worked closely with the CCSD to ensure that all requirements are met in order to proceed with the project. In a nutshell, we were told by the CCSD that we needed to fulfill the following:

a) Appropriately bid the project

b) Secure all financing

c) Demonstrate community support.


At this time, we have completed all of the necessary steps for the project. We were placed on the agenda for the June 10, 2015 Cobb County School Board meeting to put the project to vote. At this meeting, we were hopeful to receive approval from the board and begin the project immediately thereafter. This would keep us on-schedule for the field dedication scheduled for August 14, 2015.


Late last week, we received word that Randy Scamihorn, Chairman of the School Board, removed the project from the agenda for the June 10 school board meeting for reasons unstated to us. In a previous meeting with Mr. Scamihorn, we reviewed the project and the timeline we needed for completion. We discussed the ramifications of eliminating the project from the June 10 meeting agenda.


We Need Your Help!


When we began this project, we only wanted to move forward if we had full backing within the Lassiter community. We have been truly humbled and blessed by the outpouring of support, both financially and otherwise.


However, we now need your help to positively demonstrate your support directly to the Cobb County School Board. If you are willing and able to help keep the Lutzie Field project on-schedule for August 2015 completion, we ask that you do the following:


a) Share your support publicly through social media. You can follow the Lutzie 43 Foundation on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on this process. We are using the hashtag #LutzieField to measure public support on social media. Help us get this trending!

b) Send e-mails to all the CCSD board members regarding your support for the project.


We want the e-mails to be positive and specific, and for you to be willing to sign your name. In communicating with the board, our main goal is to emphasize that project approval is time sensitive in order to complete the field re-surfacing by our August 14 dedication date. You can help address this by requesting the project be voted on as soon as possible, including through special session if necessary. It is important that any messaging regarding this manner positively reflect the mission and values of the Lutzie 43 Foundation.We ask that all emails and social media posts be respectful and demonstrate great character.


Below, we have provided the contacts of the Cobb County School Members:


Randy Scamihorn:

Susan Thayer:

David Morgan:

David Chastain:

David Banks:

Scott Sweeney:

Brad Wheeler:


We would also suggest you e-mail Chris Ragsdale, School Superintendent,


Thank you for all your support.




Missy Koslowski

GA News Online

“A Proud Supporter of all that is Georgia High School Football”



Clark Kent scores winning TD at the 2015 OD Bowl in Orlando

GHSA Online News

Clark Kent WR Lassiter Trojans scores winning TD at the 2015 OD Bowl

January 21, 2015   Missy Koslowski, GHSA News


Clark Kent (a WR with the Lassiter High School Trojans) scored the winning TD with 51 seconds left to give his All Star Team –  Showcase Team 4 the win at the Offense Defense Bowl for 2015 held in Orlando, Florida (Citrus Bowl) on January 4th.

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OD Bowl Roster 2015

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Clark represented his school Lassiter and all of Region 5 AAAAAA in this prestigious Bowl that showcases talent from all over the USA.

Clark was named an Offense-Defense All-American and invited to participate in the 9th-annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL. Clark was selected for this honor from a group of young athletes numbering in the thousands across the country and was recently given MVP honors at an Elite 1-on-1 Invitational held in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Offense-Defense Sports has been running full-contact football instructional camps for the past 45 years and currently operates in approximately 40 camp locations nationwide every spring and summer.  For more information visit

Clark Kent 2015 OD Bowl

Sophomore WR – Clark Kent 88 of Lassiter tracked by Scouts




Clark Kent Woodstock Hightlights 2014

Clark Kent JV Highlights vs. Woodstock 2014





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Clark Kent JV Highlights vs. Etowah 2014


Clark Kent 88 vs. Etowah (Varsity) – (Click on Pictures or Hudl icon below for VIDEO)

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Clark Kent is a highly followed Wide Receiver playing for the Lassiter High School Trojans and is being tracked closely by:



Clark Kent’s Signing Day Recruit Assessment

Signing Day Top 2017 WR’s (Georgia)

# Name Position Height Weight High School Stars Base Status

WR 6’3″ 180  

Hillgrove High SchoolPowder Springs, GA
  88.78 Undecided

WR 6’2″ 188  

  83.22 Undecided

WR 6’2″ 200  

  82.94 Undecided

WR 5’11” 185  

Pace AcademyAtlanta, GA
  77.99 Undecided

WR 6’0″ 170  

  77.62 Undecided

Warriors hold off Wolverines

October 5, 2014
Missy Koslowski, GHSA News Online

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The Woodstock Wolverines came onto sacred Cherokee territory on Homecoming Friday night and were defeated 42 -21.  On what was looking like a potentially rainy night, the Warriors had a beautiful night for Homecoming and for football!

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Woodstock scored in all quarters except the third and made this a hard-fought contest.  They find themselves at 4 – 1 overall and 3 – 1 in Region 5 AAAAAA, with Cherokee at 5 – 1 and 3 – 1 in Region 5 AAAAAA.

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Cherokee coach Josh Shaw must have realized that this was more than Homecoming and the importance of this game.  The Coach must have found the right words to motivate his team.

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The Wolverines came into Cherokee Territory as the favorite to win and were encouraged when the Warriors allow them to score on the opening drive on a 12 – yard pass from #3 Justin Agner to #10 Josh Loud.

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The Warriors would not be denied and Cherokee QB #4 Spencer Ashley put up almost 450 yards in passing, with #10 Andrew Harris converting two to touchdowns and one on an 88 yard run after the catch on 3rd and 15.  Harris had an impressive game with 11 catches for 204 yards.

Check-out the maxprepsGame Log (Here). 

Cherokee (5-1, 3-1) now joins Woodstock (4-1, 3-1) in whats essentially a four-way tie for the region lead, alongside two other one-loss region teams Milton, which beat Etowah on Friday, and Roswell, which was upset by Wheeler.  Region 5 AAAAAA is shaping up to be a game-by-game and week-by-week must see affair with Walton’s forfeits and the results of this week!

Roster and TEAM links (Select Helmet or “Roster”):


cheorkee ROSTER

Every Game Day, where we post roster, information, and additional links that are easily accessible for you via your smart phone, iphone, android, or iPad.

Georgia High School Athletics thanks everyone for your support!

It’s Eagles (Milton) against Eagles (Etowah) Tonight at 7:30 PM


October 3, 2014
Missy Koslowski, GHSA News Online

This Friday night, Region 5 AAAAAA lights up with a highly anticipated match-up between two Eagle teams when Etowah hosts Milton – Eagles against Eagles!

Milton is very well coached by former Pope HS Asst. Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, and Strength/Conditioning Coach,Tony Howie DeCristofaro (bio HERE).

Etowah Head Coach, Dave Svehla (bio HERE) has built a strong Region 5 contender and was formerly at El Paso Gridley High School in Illinois.

The Milton “Mpire” battled the Trojans of Lassiter last week and handed them a devastating loss 56 – 0, dominating every phase of the game and holding a high-powered run and pass offense to their first 0 point game!  Etowah’s “Empire” comes out of a major battle with Cherokee County rival Woodstock where they barely lost in double-overtime 47 – 44.

Both these teams have a shot at Region 5 AAAAAA.  Woodstock is 5-0 overall and atop the region at 3-0. Trailing by a half-game is Roswell, which is 2-0 in the region and one of three teams yet to play its third game. Walton, Cherokee and Etowah are all 2-1. Etowah holds a tiebreaker over Cherokee because of a head-to-head win, but it has not played Walton.

This IS a “Must-See” game if you are a TRUE High School Football Fan!

Come out and support your TEAM – Milton Eagles, Etowah Eagles – Football Fans!

Tonight’s game is at 7:30 PM and will be hosted by the Etowah Eagles (Here) – DIRECTIONS can be found HERE

REGION 5 AAAAAA Information:

Your Region 5 AAAAAA Standings (HERE) between the Milton Eagles and the Etowah Eagles.

TEAMS win / loss “predictions”:

The Maxwell Projections Page (HERE)

Roster and TEAM links (Select Helmet or “Roster”):



Quixscore via: maxpreps or FOLLOW : Twitter (HERE )

Every Game Day, where we post roster, information, and additional links that are easily accessible for you via your smart phone, iphone, android, or iPad.   GHSANewsOnline will be Quixscoring the game for MaxPreps and posting live on twitter.

Georgia High School Athletics wishes Milton and Etowah a safe / competitive game!

Wolverines attack Warriors TONIGHT


October 3, 2014

Missy Koslowski, GHSA News Online / GA Online News

The Woodstock Wolverines are 5 – 0 and 3 – 0 in Region 5 AAAAAA.  Cherokee is 4 – 1 and 2 – 0 in Region 5 AAAAAA.

Woodstock defended its field last week with a 47-44 victory over Etowah in double-overtime, improving the Wolverines to 5-0 for the first time in team history.

The Warriors are fresh off a “Big” win last week at Pope, 61 – 32.  This IS a “Must-See” game if you are a TRUE High School Football Fan!

Come out and support your TEAM – Wolverines, Warriors, and Football Fans!

Tonight’s game is at 7:30 PM and will be hosted by the Cherokee Warriors (Website) – DIRECTIONS can be found HERE

REGION 5 AAAAAA Information:

Your Region 5 AAAAAA Standings (HERE) between the 5 – 0  Woodstock Wolverines and the 4 – 1 Cherokee Warriors.

TEAMS win / loss “predictions”:

The Maxwell Projections Page (HERE)

Roster and TEAM links (Select Helmet or “Roster”):

woodstock ROSTER


Quixscore via:maxpreps or FOLLOW : Twitter (HERE )

Every Game Day, where we post roster, information, and additional links that are easily accessible for you via your smart phone, iphone, android, or iPad.

Georgia High School Athletics wishes the Wolverines and Warriors a safe / competitive game!