Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Pinecrest Defeats Rival Holy Spirit Prep

By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, Staff Photographer | Published November 6, 2008

It might have been Halloween night, but Pinecrest Academy was not scared to face Holy Spirit Preparatory on the road and was treated to a 42-25 victory, Oct. 31. Holy Spirit scored first to make it 7-0, but Pinecrest came back with two touchdowns of its own to go up 14-7. Pinecrest led at halftime 21-13. Pinecrest quarterback Zach Wilson threw for four touchdowns and ran for two others, and kicker Rico Garcia was a perfect six for six with extra points. Holy Spirit quarterback Curtis Johnson threw for 237 yards and ran for 112 yards. He also had four touchdowns, two rushing and two passing. Holy Spirit wide receiver Tre’ Blanchard also had six catches for 91 yards and one touchdown.

In the first round of the playoffs Pinecrest (6-3-1) will host Trinity Christian School of Dublin, Friday, Nov. 7. Holy Spirit (5-5) will travel to Milledgeville to take on John Milledge Academy, Friday, Nov. 7.

Blessed Trinity High School, Roswell, returned to the win column with a 34-0 rout of Decatur High School Oct. 31. Blessed Trinity fullback Sam Burkhalter ran for 175 yards on 26 carries. Quarterback Kohl Hegetschweiler completed five of 12 passes for 170 yards. He also threw for three touchdowns, his longest a 54-yarder to wide receiver Jake Skole. Junior linebacker Jeremy Phillips led the defense with eight tackles. In its last home game of the season, Blessed Trinity (7-2) faces Westminster School (7-2), Friday, Nov. 7.

St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, pushed its record to 9-0 as the team defeated Riverwood High School 66-7 on senior night. Every player on the roster saw action. Senior tailback Brendonn Jones had one rushing touchdown and one receiving touchdown. Senior quarterback P.G. Standard was two of three passing for 102 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for two touchdowns. St. Pius will host Dunwoody High School (9-0) for Region 5-AAA championship, Friday, Nov. 7.