ROSWELL, Ga. – The Blessed Trinity Titans took over first place in Region 6-AAA, defeating McNair 34-6 at home last Thursday night in a game broadcast on WSB-TV.
The Titans are 4-0 in the region, with Woodward Academy, St. Pius and Cedar Grove having one region loss each.
Blessed Trinity (7-1 overall) plays Friday at St. Pius, with Woodward playing that night against Cedar Grove. The Titans close the season next Friday at home against Cedar Grove, with all sorts of playoff possibilities pending Friday’s results.
Titans coach Tim McFarlin said the region’s tiebreaking procedure has not been fully implemented, and Woodward’s win Friday over St. Pius has created the possibility of a three-way tie for first.
A Blessed Trinity win over St. Pius would end the three-way tie scenario, but that will be a tough task for the Titans. Woodward defeated the Golden Lions 20-14 on a last-minute touchdown aided by five St. Pius fumbles.
“They were much better than Woodward,” McFarlin said of St. Pius (3-1, 6-2). “They are very sound defensively. They run the Georgia Tech offense and are very physical up front. They have a couple of big-time players and a really good fullback who has given everybody problems.”
The Titans’ win over McNair was sparked by quarterback Spencer McManes, who passed for 127 yards and three touchdowns – two to Sam Roberts and one to Chris Romero. Carter McManes and Timmy Wertz both rushed for scores for the Titans, with a long run by Mertz leading to a McManes touchdown run that opened the scoring.
BT led 14-0 at the half and remained in control with a strong defensive effort.