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Varsity: SE Bulloch HS - Friday 08/25 at 7:30PM - @ SE Bulloch

B & C Team: So Effingham - Thursday 08/24 at 5:00 - RHHS - 6 Quarters

Father/Son Dinner: Seniors Only

Latest News

Wildcats Season Opener vs SE Bulloch

Coming up on Friday Night August 25th our Wildcats will be traveling to SE Bulloch for a non-region game.  Game time is 7:30. Please come out to support your Wildcats!!! Build The Hill!!!


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Low Country Radio link

2017 Region 2-AAAAAA Standings, Results and Rankings

The Wildcats are currently ranked #12 by Maxpreps in GA AAAAAA:


GHSA Standings:

Region Standings


Region Results:

Glynn 8 Benedictine 33

Effingham 20 Coffee 35

Upcoming Region Games:

Richmond Hill @ SE Bulloch - 8/25

Bradwell @ Liberty - 8/25

Brunswick @ Coffee - 8/25

Glynn Vs. Ware - 8/25

Effingham Vs Thomson - 8/25



Revised Schedule

Due to weather restrictions and overall player safety, we have made the decision to cancel our planned team session this week between our sub-varsity football players. Intensity levels are increased significantly during live scrimmages, and we don't want to jeopardize the safety of any of our players. We will create rosters for the 6 quarters that will be played next week against South Effingham which should also provide plenty of opportunities for evaluation.

Georgia high school policy regulates the use of full pads under certain weather conditions. Information on this can be found on Wet bulb readings Wednesday, which are likely to repeat itself Thursday, dictated that we would not be able to wear full pads during the planned scrimmage time. We cannot scrimmage accurately in anything less than full pads.

We will continue with a planned varsity practice at 6 PM Thursday evening. Whether or not we can get on the field at 6 PM, and what attire we wear, will be dictated by the wet bulb readings. Please be patient as we are diligently trying to prepare our athletes while battling the elements. Thank you for your support in this matter and please help us to have every A group player at the school by 6 AM on Friday for a mandatory practice. #BuildTheHill

Wildcats Roll In Scrimmage

Congrats to ouur Wildcats for an impressive scrimmage beating Islands HS 23-0. There was a lot of talent on display and we are very excited about the season to come.

Bryan County News Article

2017 Wildcat Gear

Please see the flyer below. It's a great opportunity to purchase some great Wildcat Gear. Build The Hill!!!

Wildcat Gear Flyer

2017 Senior Banners

Please see the flyer below for information about Senior Banners. If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Purcell at

Senior Banner Flyer

Picture Day Details & Photo Gallery

Thanks to Magnolia Bay Photography for handling picture day for the Team this year. Please see the forms below for details about dates and times for photos. Please rember to bring your signed release form and $5 to preorder a program and get free pics.

Release Form

Picture Day Info

There will be a gallery of all the players where parents can download a FREE digital image of the all group photos.  If the player pays $5.00 and pre orders a program on the day of pictures they will be able to download a FREE 5X7 of their individual photo. if anyone has questions they can contact Lisa Moss via email at


Mother/Son Brunch

Saturday August 5th @ 10:00AM - Mother/Son Brunch. This will be a free catered event. The coaching staff will be conducting a type of "women's clinic" along with the brunch.  It should be a big morning. 


Three Wildcats Commit

Three rising Seniors have already committed to play at the next level. Congrats to:

 Sam James - West Virginia Mountaineers

 Justin Jeffery - Cincinnati Bearcats

 Joseph Petrino - Maryland Terrapins

We are very proud of these three Wildcats and look forward to their senior season and what they will accomplish after graduation. WE are RH!!!

Bryan County News Article

Spring Football Game

The Black & Gold Spring Football Game has been set for 5/17 at 6:00PM at Wildcat Stadium.

We have a special guest performing the coin flip for the game. Taylor Marmet (RHHS freshman and cancer survivor) is on hand to perform the coin flip with Coach LeZotte. Please rise to celebrate  Taylor's amazing journey, and to acknowledge so many other families whose lives have been impacted by cancer. RHHS asks that you support the American Cancer Society by stopping by the Relay for Life booth to learn more about Taylor's success story, and to donate to finding a cure.
Game Rules:
We will set the game clock to 9 min quarters
1st-3rd Quarters - We will run 10 play scripts with our 1v1 and 2v2.  We will move the ball but only complete 10 plays at a time to ensure everyone gets plenty of reps.  We will continue this until the end of each time period.
Halftime - Rising 9th will participate in 1v1 pass rush and also pass skeleton out on the field.  We will have the raffle drawing at this time.  Prizes will be available
4th Quarter - 1st and 2nd teams will compete in 8 plays of Goal Line each.  We will finish with our kickers having a structured kicking showcase.  We will kick at both ends of the field.

Please visit the Calander for the Summer Practice Schedule. WE are RH!!!

Sports Physicals & Mandatory Parent Meeting

Sports Physicals will be conducted at RHHS right after school on Monday 5/15. Please follow the link below, print out, and sign the forms and bring them with you to the physical. A bus will be bringing the rising 9th grade players to RHHS for their physicals. The cost is $10, so please bring cash. Rising 9th Graders will not practice after their Physicals. Link to the forms is below:

Physical Forms

A Mandatory Parent Meeting will be on Monday May 15th. The meeting will begin at 6:30 sharp in the West Gym, and sould not last longer than an hour or so. If you have a player on the team, please make sure you make this important meeting.


Mickey Bayens AD Of The Year

Congratulations to our Mickey Bayens for being named AD of the Year for Region 2-AAAAAA. A very deserving honor and we are lucky to call him our AD.

Bryan County News Article

Rising 9th Grade Revised Workout Schedule

Starting on the week of 4/3, the Rising 9th Grade players will no longer be working out on Mon/Wed PM at RHMS. They will be working out after school at RHHS on Tues/Thurs. Bus transportaton will be provided from RHMS to RHHS after school. Parents Pickup is at RHHS after workouts at the West Gym.

2017 Youth Football Camp

The 2017 Wildcat Youth Football Camp will be held at RHHS on June 8th-9th from 8:00am-12:00pm. Please fill out the online registration below and also print and fill out the flyer attached. This camp is not for High School Players.

Youth Camp Flyer

2017 Corporate Sponsors

We thank all of the local businesses that have sponsored the Football Program for years. We are always looking for new corporate partners to help put the best team on the field as possible. There are all types of advertising/sponsorship available including Stadium Banners, Program Ads, Internet Banner ads (see ablove) and advertising on the Radio Broadacast on Low Country Radio. If you own a business or frequent a business that is interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor, please look at the information below. Thanks for your support!

2017 Wildcat Player Package

Below is the handout outlining the cost of the 2017 Wildcat Player Package. Please make sure you are fully engaged for the Lift-a-thon and Spring Raffle as these fundraisers can cover your fee.

Player Package Handout


Player Information

This form is to be completed by each RH football player for the 2017-18 school year.  Please complete one per player, not one per household.
Matt LeZotte
Head Football Coach
Richmond Hill High School
Richmond Hill, GA

2017 Lift-A-Thon Details

The 2017 RH Football Lift-A-Thon will be held on 4/13 at 6:00 in the West Gym. This is one of the most important fundraisers of the year and it's very important that all players contribute. Please click the link below to find out all the details and to print out a Log Sheet of Pledges.

2017 Lift-A-Thon Flyer & Log Sheet

Mandatory Rising 9th Grade Parent Meeting

There will be a Mandatory Meeting for Rising 9th Grade Parents at 6:30 on 3/13 at the RHHS East Cafe. Please plan on attending to gather important information about the Spring, Summer and Fall.

Wildcat Plays in 2017 International Bowl

One of our Wildcat football players recently traveled to Arlington Texas to take part in the 2017 International Bowl as a member of Team USAs U17 team.  Jake Jablonski a sophomore DB was selected from thousands of other players across the county.  Team USA played against Team Canada Saskatchewan January 16th in AT&T stadium, better known as Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Team USA came away with an impressive 42-15 victory.  Jake was selected as the Special Teams Captain and during the game had one interception.

Great Job Jake.
We are RH

TD Club Board Elections

Thanks to all of the members of the 2016 TD Club Board. Thanks for all you acomplished to make 2016 one of the best seasons in RH Football History. Also, we would like to welcome our new board and look forward to great things in 2017. 2017 TD Club Board:

President: Alton Carter

Vice President: John Dunivan

Treasurer: Ralph Forbes

Secretary: Tim Fortson

Asst Treas/Sec: Brian Bixler

Banquet Tickets

We will be at RHHS in front of the East Gym on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. Please make arrangements to get your banquet tickets at this time. This is the last opportunity to get the tickets. If you have not pre-ordered please do by emailing the TD Club Board at
Best Regards,
Vicki Purcell

Wildcats Postseason Honors

Player Post-Season Honors

Sam James

  • Rising Seniors All-Star
  • Georgia Sports Writers Association All State Team
    •  Honorable Mention
  • EnMarket All ESPN Savannah Football Team
    • 1st Team
  • Savannah Morning News All Greater Savannah Team
    • 1st Team
  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • 1st Team
  • In The Game Magazine Awards
    • Offensive Player of the Year
  • MaxPreps
    • Overall Player of the Year

Joseph Petrino

  • Elite Junior All-Star Game
  • EnMarket All ESPN Savannah Football Team
    • 1st Team
  • Savannah Morning News All Greater Savannah Team
    • 1st Team
  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • 1st Team

Aaron Bedgood

  • Elite Sophomores All-Star Game
  • Savannah Morning News All Greater Savannah Team
    • Honorable Mention
  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • Honorable Mention
  • MaxPreps
    • Special Teams Player of the Year

Nico DeCosta

  • Savannah Morning News All Greater Savannah Team
    • 2nd Team
  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • 1st  Team
  • In the Game Magazine
    • Defensive Player of the Year

Maurice Smith

  • Savannah Morning News All Greater Savannah Team
    • 2nd Team
  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • 1st  Team
  • MaxPreps
    • Offensive Player of the Year

Kasey Green

  • Savannah Morning News All Greater Savannah Team
    • 2nd Team
  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • 1st  Team

Lachlan Holt

  • Savannah Morning News All Greater Savannah Team
    • Honorable Mention
  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • Honorable Mention

Will Huffstutler

  • Savannah Morning News All Greater Savannah Team
    • Honorable Mention
  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • Honorable Mention

Justin Jeffery

  • Savannah Morning News All Greater Savannah Team
    • Honorable Mention
  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • Honorable Mention

Troy Watley

  • Savannah Morning News All Greater Savannah Team
    • Honorable Mention
  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • Honorable Mention

Drew Crawford

  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • Honorable Mention

Matt Daniel

  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • Honorable Mention

Ronald Fuselier

  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • Honorable Mention

DeAndre Joyce

  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • Honorable Mention

DJ Lewis

  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • Honorable Mention

Andrew Purcell

  • 6A Region 2 All Region Team
    • Honorable Mention

Football Banquet and Ticket Details

This year's Football Banquet will be held on 1/12 at 7:00PM at Coastal Cathedral Church. The players tickets will be covered by the TD Club. All others planning to attend must pre-order tickets by emailing the TD Club Board at Tickets are $10 and can be collected at the upcoming TD Club meeting on 1/3. There will not be tickets available for sale the night of the banquet, so if you are planning to attend, please purchase your tickets and rsvp as soon as possible.

Wildcats To Play In All-Star Games

We are making huge strides in not only competing, but promoting our athletes throughout the state as they are well deserving.  Its only going to get better with time, and we look forward to the off-season that is fast approaching.

We have 3 athletes who have been invited and will be competing in All-Classifications State of Georgia All-Star games this Christmas break:  Sam James, Aaron Bedgood and Joseph Petrino.  These games are major platforms for our athletes to compete against the best in the state. 

Rising Seniors Game - - Friday December 30 – 6pm Mercer University Stadium

Sam James – WR

Georgia Elite Classic - - Thursday December 29 – McEachern High School

Sophomore Game – 1pm

Aaron Bedgood – WR/KR

Junior Game – 4pm

Joseph Petrino - K

This is a very big deal.  Thank you for all the support given in building this program.  We still have a long way to go!!!  You all are major contributors to these guys having this opportunity and I encourage you to enjoy this as a feat of your own.

2016 All-Region Honors

Our Wildcats are well represented on the All-Region team this year. The following players received recognition:

All-Region First Team:

Kasey Green - Jr - QB, Maurice Smith - Jr - RB, Sam James - Jr - WR, Nico DeCosta - Jr - LB, Joeph Petrino - Jr - K

Honorable Mention:

Troy Watley - Jr - OL, Lachlan Holt - So - OL, Justin Jeffery - Jr - WR, Aaron Bedgood - So - Ath, Matt Daniel - So - P, Drew Crawford - Sr - P, Andrew Purcell - Jr - DL, DeAndre Joyce - Jr - DL, Will Huffstutler - Jr - LB, Ronald Fusilier - So - DB, DJ Lewis - Jr - DB

TD Club Board Nominations

If you or someone you know is a TD Club Member and wish to serve on the board, questions about the position responsibilities and nominations can be sent to Nominations for board positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Asst Treasurer/Secretary) must be submitted by 1/3/17. In addition to board positions, there will be plenty of ways to serve this coming year as a Class Rep, Committee Head or by volunteering for various activities.

Christmas Parade

Wildcats Lose 48-28 To Lovejoy

Our Wildcats lost 48-28 to a tough Lovejoy team in the first round of the 2016 AAAAAA State Playoffs. It was a very exciting game and we hung in there all night. The Wildcats finished their season at 6-4 and made the State Playoffs for the 4th time in school history. We thank all of our Seniors for all they have given the program and cannot wait for the future. Most of our starters will be returning and the future has never looked brighter. WE are RH!!!!

AAAAAA State Playoffs

Below is the bracket for the AAAAAAA State Playoffs

Wildcats Lose to Effingham 24-7

Our Wildcats lost to Effingham in their regular season finale 24-7. With the loss we finished the regular season with a record of 6-3. Our Wildcats have qualified for the State Playoffs for the first time since 2013 and for the 4th time in school history. WE are RH!!!

Bryan County News Article

Wildcats Lose to Brunswick

Our Wildcats took a tough loss 24-10 at Brunswick this past Friday night. Our record for the season is an impressive 6-2.

Bryan County News Article

Wildcats Lose to Glynn 57-27

Our Wildcats took their first loss of the season with a 57-27 loss against state powerhouse Glynn Academy. Our Wildcats are 6-1 on the season and still have two BIG region games remaining.

Bryan County Now Article

B Team Wildcats Win 41-0

Congrats to our B Team Wildcats with a BIG season ending victory 41-0 over Bradwell. The B & C Teams have had a terrific year. The future has never been brighter on the Hill! WE are RH!!!

TD Event Saturday Rescheduled

The TD Club fundraising event - reverse raffle has been rescheduled for Saturday November 5th @ Bubba's Bistro at 6:30PM.

Wildcats Defeat Bradwell

Our Wildcats remain undefeated at 6-0 with a big 28-6 win over Bradwell. This was the first Region game of the season. WE are RH!

Bryan County News Article

Upcoming TD Club Meeting

Hi Everyone.

We have another change in the schedule for the meeting scheduled for 10/24. 
The Superintendent is having the open public forum meeting regarding dividing the high school into 2 schools on the 24th at the high school. We wanted to make sure everyone was able to attend the forum. 
Our meeting will now be held on Monday the 17th at Southern Image off of Hwy 17. If you need directions, please let me know. We will be eating at 6:15, price for the buffet is $9.95 and does not include drink. Southern Image takes cash or credit cards. If you could please let us know if you plan on eating so that Southern Image can plan to have enough food. You do not have to eat to attend. 
If you have any questions, please let me know. GO WILDCATS!!!
Vicki Purcell

Wildcats Defeat So. Effingham 28-7 to go 5-0!

Congrats to our Wildcats for overcoming adversity and remaining undefeated by beating So. Effingham 28-7 to remain Underfeated at 5-0. The Wildcats are rolling!!! WE are RH!

Bryan County News Article

B Team Wildcats Win 28-7

Congrats to the B Team Wildcats for their BIG 28-7 win at home vs Effingham. The future has never been brighter!!! WE are RH!!!

Wildcat Named to National Select Team

Richmond Hill High School defensive back Jake Jablonski has been selected to play on the 2017 U.S. Under-17 National Select Team at International Bowl VIII.  The U.S. Under-17 National Select Team will take on Team Saskatchewan Canada January 16th 2017 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Jablonski a sophomore defensive back for the Richmond Hill School Wildcats began his journey to earning his spot on the team last year after being selected to attend the USA Football National Development Games in Canton Ohio.  He returned to Ohio this year where his hard work, dedication, skill and all around character has provided him this opportunity.  USA football refers to the journey as "Earning your Stars".  With this achievement Jake has indeed completed the journey and has earned his stars.

U.S National Teams and Select Teams will participate in seven games across two days in the eighth annual event. The 2017 rendition of the international Bowl will mark the debut of Japan, which joins the United States and Canada.

The International Bowl is a collaboration between USA Football, Football Canada and the Japan American Football Association. All three governing bodies will assemble rosters comprised of top players and coaches in their respective countries. Football Canada is organizing teams from three provinces: Team Ontario, Team Alberta and Team Saskatchewan.

The 2017 International Bowl is a collaboration of the sport’s national governing bodies in each country – USA Football and Football Canada – featuring top student-athletes in football’s greatest annual international competition.  National Team alumni include RB TODD GURLEY (Georgia), QB KEVIN HOGAN (Stanford), DE STEPHON TUITT (Notre Dame), RB DAVID WILSON (N.Y. Giants/Virginia Tech) and QB JAMEIS WINSTON (Florida State).

USA Football and Football Canada are among the 64 national federations who are members of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). IFAF’s member nations span six continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America.

Friday Night Football Game is the WTOC Snapchat Fan Favorite

I’m excited to inform you that our upcoming game against South Effingham has been selected for a customized WTOC EndZone Snapchat filter!  Make sure you make the trip out to the game and snap stadium selfies so we can show all of Southeast Georgia what Wildcat fever is all about!  Share snaps with your friends, rivals and WTOC11.  Or take screen shots and post them to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #WTOCandMe.


Wildcats Win 34-6 at Lakeside-Evans to go 4-0

Our Wildcats remain undefeated with a BIG 34-6 win on the road at Lakeside-Evans. We are RH!!!

C Team Wins At Brunswick

Congrats to the Wildcats C Team with a BIG win on the road 27-6 against Brunswick. The future looks bright!!!

Hi Everyone. 

Please find attached picture of the "Gold Out" shirt. There were only 50 shirts and sizes are limited. If you wish to purchase a t shirt, please contact me.
These shirts will be worn on September 30th against South Effingham for our Future Wildcat/Childhood Cancer Awareness game. 
Shirts are $15.00 and proceeds will be donated to Warriors for William it is a nonprofit organization to raise money for cancer research which was inspired by William Webb. 
Best Regards,
Vicki Purcell

Wildcats Win to go 3-0

Our Wildcats defeated visiting Grovetown 14-13 with a late TD to improve to 3-0. WE are RH!!!

Bryan County News Article

B & C Team Game Cancelled

Today's scheduled B & C Team vs Glynn game has been cancelled due to weather conditions. 


Wildcats Win at Pierce Co.

The Wildcats defeated Pierce Co. 24-7 to improve to 2-0 for the season. WE are RH!!!

Bryan County News Article

Homecoming Parade

Our homecoming parade is scheduled for this coming Thursday at 6:00. Details are below:

Wildcats Defeat SE Bulloch

Congrats to our Wildcats on their season opening win 35-13 over visiting SE Bulloch. WE are RH!

Bryan County News Article


B Team and C Team win at So. Effingham

Congrats to our B Team and C Team Wildcats for their wins against South Effingham. Our B Team won 35-0 and our C Team won 7-6. The future looks bright on the Hill. WE are RH!

Team Breakdown

Moving forward our Varsity, JV and 9th grade structure and names have changed. Our teams will not be broken down by grade but by talent and experience. This will ensure that our players are getting experience against evenly matched talent. This concept is being embraced by all the teams in our region so that should make for a competitive season for all levels of play. Moving forward here's the breakdown of the new structure:

Varsity is synonymous with "A Team"

JV is now going to be called "B Team"

9th Grade is now going to be called "C Team"

These teams will be fluid throughout the upcoming season and players may dress for multiple teams. The schedule and calender will reflect these changes.

Contact Information

Head Coach Contact Info

Head Coach: Matt LeZotte -

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