Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


St. Pius Falls To Rome In Second Round Of Playoffs

By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, Staff Photographer | Published November 29, 2007

The 2007 season ended for St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, when Rome High School edged them out 14-10, Nov. 23, eliminating the last remaining Archdiocese of Atlanta Catholic school from state playoff contention.

In his second start for the injured Dylan Knight, junior quarterback P.J. Standard had 43 rushing yards and 100 passing yards. Standard also tossed a touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Jack Pendergast. With 100 yards passing and 152 yards rushing, St. Pius exhibited a balanced offensive attack. Rome, on the other hand, did most of their damage on the ground. The team’s 316 rushing yards accounted for 95 percent of their total offense. Despite losing, the St. Pius defense managed to hold Rome well below their season average of 35 points per game. The St. Pius defense was led by senior linebacker Greg Foster who had 16 tackles and sophomore linebacker Robert Lucisano who had 10 tackles and one fumble recovery.

According to St. Pius head coach Paul Standard, the team’s senior class of 2008 has the best record over two consecutive years (19-7) since the graduating class of 1969 (22-2).