Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Teams Record Wins Down The Stretch

By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, Staff Photographer | Published November 1, 2007

Blessed Trinity High School, Roswell, posted its highest point total of the season with a 49-7 defeat of Druid Hills High School. Blessed Trinity amassed 392 yards of offense, while the defense held Druid Hills to 82 yards. Junior running back Kyle Milo led the team in rushing with 123 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown. Bruce Johnson, another junior running back, chipped in two touchdown runs of 28 and 6 yards. Quarterback Kohl Hegetschweiler also provided a seven-yard touchdown run and threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Joseph Cordova. Blessed Trinity (5-3) faces North Atlanta High School (2-6) Friday, Nov. 2, at Grady High School Stadium.

Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Atlanta, extended its winning streak to five games with a 12-10 victory over Piedmont Academy. Holy Spirit (6-2) goes on the road to meet Atlanta’s Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School (2-6) Friday, Nov. 2.

Marist School, Atlanta, recorded its second shutout of the season with a 35-0 victory over Southwest DeKalb High School. Marist scored four offensive touchdowns in the game, three rushing and one passing. Their only defensive touchdown came on a 23-yard interception by senior linebacker Kevin Lanier. Marist (7-1) takes on region opponent Mays High School (6-2) during their homecoming Friday, Nov. 2.

In every game of the 2007 season when Our Lady of Mercy High School, Fairburn, scores 24 points or less, the outcome spells defeat, and the pattern continued with a 58-24 loss to Whitefield Academy. In all four of Mercy’s wins, the team scored 35 or more points. Mercy was held scoreless in the first and third quarters, but scored two touchdowns and a field goal in the second quarter and another touchdown in the fourth quarter. Senior quarterback William Pearl threw for 143 yards and completed two touchdown passes to wide receivers Dominique McDermott and David Goemaere. Pearl also ran for one touchdown from one-yard out. Turnovers were a contributing factor to the Mercy loss. The team had one interception and six fumbles. Mercy (4-4) goes on the road to face Fellowship Christian School (8-0) of Roswell, Friday, Nov. 2.

Pinecrest Academy, Cumming, remains undefeated in region play and improved its record to 7-2 overall after a 55-21 victory over Brentwood School. Pinecrest racked up 440 yards in total offense. Senior quarterback Mike Metz threw for 164 yards and two touchdowns, and he also ran for another 85 yards and two scores. Wide receivers Kevin Metz and Joe Neiner were on the receiving end of the two Metz touchdown passes. Senior running back Tom Zigtema led all rushers with 151 yards and three touchdowns. Following the win head coach Charles Wiggins said, “Tonight, our offense was firing on all cylinders and when we execute like that we are hard to stop. I am really proud of this team, especially these seniors who have really worked hard over the past four years to get to this place. Now we just have to remain focused and finish strong.” Pinecrest will host Briarwood Academy (3-5), Warrenton, Friday, Nov. 2.

The St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, defense came up big as it held Mays High School to one touchdown and 84 yards rushing in its 17-7 win. On the offensive side, St. Pius had 179 rushing yards against a Mays team that had only allowed its opponents 6.6 points per game. Sophomore running back Cole Moon led the way with 91 yards on 17 carries. On senior night Friday, Nov. 2, St. Pius (6-2) will host Miller Grove High School (4-4) of Lithonia.