Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Two Catholic High Schools Start Season 2-0

Published September 20, 2007

With a 40-0 victory over Therrell High School, Blessed Trinity High School, Roswell, remains one of two undefeated Catholic schools in week three of the season. Junior running back Sam Burkhalter led the offense with 106 yards rushing on 13 carries and three touchdowns. Senior linebackers Zach Hegetschweiler, who had eight tackles and one interception, and Matt Maloney, who had six tackles and one interception, led the defense. The defense has not only provided two shutouts, but they held their last two opponents to a combined 13 yards of offense. Blessed Trinity (2-0) will travel to Grady High School’s stadium to take on South Atlanta High School Friday, Sept. 21.

Holy Spirit Preparatory School

Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Atlanta, took a 14-0 advantage into halftime against Terrell Academy and had an 80-yard scoring drive to start the third quarter to stretch their lead to 20-0. But Holy Spirit was unable to hold off a Terrell comeback and ended up losing 27-26. Holy Spirit quarterback Curtis Johnson completed 14 of his 20 passes for 164 yards and threw for three touchdowns. He also ran for one touchdown. Senior Joe Maranville also had 19 carries for 101 yards. The defense recorded five sacks in the loss. In their upcoming home game on Friday, Sept. 21, Holy Spirit (1-2) faces Young Americans Christian School of Conyers.

Our Lady of Mercy High School

In Fairburn, Our Lady of Mercy High School lost their home game to Athens Christian School 35-24, but they more than tripled their scoring output as compared to their first game. Senior wide receiver Dominique McDermott returned an 80-yard kickoff for a touchdown and caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from quarterback William Pearl. Sophomore wide receiver Derek Schwahn was also on the receiving end of a 31-yard touchdown pass from Pearl. Mercy (0-2) will go to Hiawassee to face Towns County High School (0-3) Sept. 21.

St. Pius X High School

St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, is the other Catholic school that remains undefeated after a 37-14 win over Columbia High School. The Pius offensive line helped compile 266 rushing yards. The leading rushers included senior quarterback Dylan Knight, who had 11 carries for 105 yards and one touchdown, and sophomore fullback Cole Moon, who had 21 carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns. The St. Pius offense is averaging 46.3 points per game while the defense is holding its opponents to an average of seven points per game. On Friday, Sept. 21, they travel to meet undefeated Tucker High School.