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Glorious Season

ABOUT the Film

The Story

In small town America there are two major influences that bring people together:  High-School Football on Friday night, and Church on Sunday morning.  Glorious Season is a documentary film that brings both influences together in this remarkable story.  Coach Tony Nafe and the Hope "Eagles" football team demonstrate that playing football is more than a sport... it's training for life.  Coach Nafe and all of his coaching staff use positive encouragement and faith lessons to bring incredible results in the young men, both on and off the field.


While injury and losses are not a surprise in football, the team was shocked to learn that Coach Nafe was in advanced stages of cancer, and had only six months to live.  His faith and life example may have taught them more about football than they ever expected.

"Glorious Season is not a movie about winning football games... it's much more than that."

Interesting facts





  • 2006-2008 John Gordon- Head Coach
  • 2007 Tony Nafe Becomes Athletic Director
  • 2009-2011 Mark Rettig- Head Coach
  • 2010 Alabama State Champions
  • 2012 Tony Nafe Becomes Head Coach
  • 2012 2nd in State
  • Currently ranked 4th in the State of Alabama

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tony nafe

  • U.S Army Helicopter Pilot
  • T.V. News Reporter
  • Advertising Executive
  • Host of a Hunting T.V. Show
  • Prior to Hope Christian, had never coached anything in his entire life.
  • Founded 1998
  • One of the First Home School Groups to offer Athletics
  • First to offer High School Football in North America

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To Donate by credit card follow the link to the right.

or send your check to:

Hope Christian School

P.O. Box 1743

Pelham, AL 35124

Please take a look at our promotional video.

Production is already underway for Glorious Season!


Here's a few photos of the team in action, courtesy of photographer- Twanna Arnold


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FROM THE producer

Glorious Season is a story that needs to be told. There are many "football movies", but this is not a movie about football. It's not a movie about winning games, high school love affairs, or sensationalizing juvenile delinquent behavior. Glorious Season is a movie about people gathered around the flag of integrity. It's about people giving more than receiving and working together for the common good. It's a powerful story about faith that will change the lives of those who see it.

I am very excited to be a part of this project, and I believe that there are people like you who would love to help me tell this remarkable story. Your generous donation will be used to help us complete this film, and distribute it.   Your gift in any amount is so important in helping us share the life changing messages in Glorious Season.


Thank you for your support, and may God bless you.

Joel Strickland

To Donate by credit card follow the link to the right.

or send your check to:

Hope Christian School

P.O. Box 1743

Pelham, AL 35124


If you have questions or comments we would love to hear from you.

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