Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Football Season Reaches Halfway Point

By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, Staff Photographer | Published October 4, 2007

Blessed Trinity High School, Roswell, suffered its first loss of the season after going down in defeat at home to Chamblee High School 30-7. For the first time this season, running back Sam Burkhalter was held to under 100 yards rushing. Burkhalter finished the game with 70 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown. Blessed Trinity (3-1) takes on Dunwoody High School (3-1) Friday, Oct. 5.

After a bye week, Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Atlanta, plays Westminster Christian Academy, Watkinsville, at home Friday, Oct. 5.

Marist School, Atlanta, recorded their highest point total of the season with a 56-0 win over North Springs High School. Since losing to Tucker High School on Sept. 8, Marist has put together a three-game winning streak. The War Eagles compiled 389 yards of offense, 257 rushing and 132 passing. Quarterback Cooper Taylor scored three rushing touchdowns, while running backs Derek Heyden, Matt Lewis, Casey Flanagan and Andy Perez each added one of their own. Senior running back Les Bolton also caught a 45-yard touchdown pass in the first half. Marist (4-1) is off until Oct. 12.

Our Lady of Mercy High School, Fairburn, has put back-to-back victories together for the first time since the 2003 season with a 39-20 defeat of Mount Zion High School. The school scoring record for a single game (35 points) lasted one week before it was broken. Running back Christian Willis led the team in rushing with 100 yards on eight carries and one touchdown. Quarterback William Pearl completed 14 of his 26 passes for 224 yards. He also threw two touchdown passes to senior wide receiver Dominique McDermott and one to junior wide receiver David Goemaere. Mercy (2-2) goes on the road to play Glascock County High School (1-3) Friday, Oct. 5.

St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, bounced back from last week’s defeat with a 17-14 victory over Washington High School on homecoming night. St. Pius was plagued with penalties and turnovers during a game that was not decided until the closing minute. It took an interception by junior defensive back Matt Pierce to set up a 36-yard field goal by senior kicker Chris Philpott to seal the win. Running backs Jonathan Carter and Cole Moon led the team in rushing with 66 and 55 yards respectively. Senior quarterback Dylan Knight completed 67 percent of his passes for 92 yards and he also had one rushing touchdown. St. Pius (4-1) is idle until Oct. 12.