Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Every Game Counts With Three Left In Season

By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, Staff Photographer | Published October 25, 2007

Blessed Trinity High School, Roswell, suffered its worst road loss of the season in a 31-6 rout by Westminster School, Atlanta. Blessed Trinity (4-3) returns home to face Druid Hills High School (0-7) Friday, Oct. 26. Blessed Trinity’s only home defeat occurred last month against undefeated Region 5B-AAA leader Chamblee High School.

Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Atlanta, won its second consecutive away game with a 13-3 victory over The Heritage School, Newnan. Holy Spirit (5-2) takes on Piedmont Academy (4-3) of Monticello at home Friday, Oct. 26.

Marist School, Atlanta, extended its winning streak to five games with a 42-7 win over Lakeside-DeKalb High School. Marist compiled 387 yards of total offense while holding its opponents to 163 yards. Six different players scored Marist’s six rushing touchdowns on the night. Senior running back Derek Heyden’s 71-yard run was the longest of the game. Marist (6-1) goes back on the road for the third week in a row as the team meets Southwest DeKalb High School (3-4) Friday, Oct. 26.

Our Lady of Mercy High School, Fairburn, came back from a 28-point deficit to improve its record to 4-3 with a 63-62 win over Alpharetta’s Mt. Pisgah Christian School. It was the highest point total for both teams this season. Mercy piled up 701 yards of offense, 380 rushing and 321 passing. Sophomore running back Christian Willis had touchdown runs of 47 and 23 yards. Senior Dominique McDermott had a nine-yard rushing touchdown and also caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from quarterback William Pearl. Mercy will host Whitefield Academy (3-4) of Mableton Friday, Oct. 26. Mercy head coach Bryan Pinabell is also the proud father of a new baby son, Anthony Edward (6 lbs., 12 oz.). His wife Andrea gave birth to their first child the morning after Mercy’s climactic victory.

After averaging 36.25 points per game in its four previous wins, Pinecrest Academy, Cumming, needed less than half of that to beat Gatewood School 16-6. Senior running back Rick Thompson provided the offensive spark with two rushing touchdowns. Senior linebacker Tom Zigtema scored a safety on defense. Zigtema, who also plays running back on offense, and Thompson each rushed for over 100 yards in the game. Pinecrest (6-2) goes back on the road for a second straight week to play Brentwood School (0-6) in Sandersville Friday, Oct. 26.

St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, got back in gear with a 25-7 victory over Southwest DeKalb High School. St. Pius had 201 rushing yards and sophomore running back Cole Moon had 98 of them on 17 carries. Junior running back Jonathan Carter also had 50 yards on nine carries. Senior linebacker Greg Foster (17 tackles) and senior defensive end Jonathan Roberts (seven tackles) led the defensive unit, as St. Pius remains undefeated at home. On Friday, Oct. 26, St. Pius (5-2) will take on Mays High School (6-1) at Lakewood Stadium, Atlanta.