Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Marist, St. Pius Head To State Football Playoffs

By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, Staff Photographer | Published November 11, 2010

Blessed Trinity High School lost its Nov. 5 regional playoff game on the road to Greater Atlanta Christian 24-19. Sophomore quarterback Spencer McManes had 16 carries for 126 yards and 3 touchdowns. Merrik Metcalf led the defense with 21 tackles in the five-point loss. Blessed Trinity finishes the 2010 season at 6-4.

Marist School, Atlanta, advanced to the state playoffs after its Nov. 5 victory over Redan High School, Stone Mountain, 26-8. Marist (8-2) will host Heritage High School (7-3) of Conyers in its playoff game Friday, Nov. 12.

On Nov. 5 Our Lady of Mercy High School, Fayetteville, lost its regional playoff game at home against Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Atlanta, 35-7. Senior running back Greg Hadley scored the team’s only touchdown, a 95-yard run in the fourth quarter. Mercy and first-year coach Mike Earwood ended its 2010 season, the best in the school’s history, at 7-3.

St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, shut out Columbia High School, Decatur, 43-0 at home, Nov. 5. The defense scored four touchdowns in the victory and also held DeKalb County’s leading rusher, O’Kenno Loyal, to 67 yards, his lowest total of the season. Loyal was averaging 174 yards per game. St. Pius (8-2) travels to Acworth to take on Allatoona High School (8-2) in the first round of the state playoffs, Friday, Nov. 12.