In the History Books: The Dubs’ 2022 Season Was One For the Ages


Dave Quick

Off to the races: The Dubs were electric all season long.

After a heartbreaking end to the 2021 football season, the Dubs struck back with a vengeance, dominating anybody who dared to stand in their way. With dominating defense and a quick-striking offense, few teams could keep up with the Warriors this season.

The architect behind the historic run is Head Coach James Aull. Aull arrived at North Atlanta in 2018 as the offensive coordinator and quickly brought life to a struggling program. In only his second season at the helm, he brought the Dubs a playoff appearance, which was only the 4th in school history. While the result was not what he had hoped for, Aull got his first whiff of playoff football. Aull created a winning culture that has spanned his tenure as head coach. 

The 2022 season started with a bang with a last-second win over North Forsyth and back-to-back wins over Drew Charter and New Manchester. Their four-game streak came to a halt, however, with two narrow losses to Wheeler and region opponent St. Pius. The adversity did not stop the Dubs who came back with a dominating win against long-time rival Riverwood. Their playoff-caliber campaign continued with a rough loss to the eventual region champion Marist Eagles but ended the regular season with back-to-back quality road wins over the likes of South Cobb and Dunwoody. The Warriors final record of 7-3 tied the school record for the most wins in a season, but that was only the start.

In the first round of the playoffs, the Dubs had to face a tough Lovejoy team on the road, but the Dubs were ready. With a devoted crowd of supporters behind them, the Warriors got off to a blistering hot start, going up 23-0 at halftime. A second-half surge by the Wildcats put the game back within reach for Lovejoy, but a 4th quarter scoop and score by edge rushers Chase Linton and Charlie Grier put the game out of reach, ending with a final score of 30-13 snd forever placing the 2022 Dubs in the history books.

The Dubs’ season ended heartbreakingly with a close loss to the Houston County Bears, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of those who witnessed the incredible season. For the seniors, they ended their high school careers as history-makers, but for those returning to the squad, it’s just another record waiting to be broken.