Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Photo By Rob Buechner
St. Pius X senior tailback Joey Connors (#11) dives into the end zone for a touchdown to put the Golden Lions ahead in the fourth quarter of the Class AAAA state semifinal game against Woodward Academy Dec. 5. St. Pius will play Buford in the Dec. 13 championship game.


St. Pius X advances to Class AAAA state football championship

By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, Staff Photographer | Published December 11, 2014

ATLANTA—St. Pius X High School had to come from behind to defeat Woodward Academy 28-21 in the semifinal game of the state football playoffs Dec. 5. St. Pius scored 21 of its 28 points in the fourth quarter.

Senior tailback Joey Connors led the team in rushing with eight carries for 110 yards and one touchdown. Junior quarterback Reed Eagan, junior running back Ransom Klinger and senior fullback Dalton Wilson provided the other rushing touchdowns. On defense, senior defensive back Brennan Fitzpatrick led the team in tackles, with five solo tackles and three assisted. Wilson, who also plays linebacker on defense, and senior defensive back Brian O’Reilly each had an interception.

St. Pius (12-2) will take on last year’s Class AAA state champion Buford (14-0), the number two-ranked team in the state, at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, Dec. 13.