Prep Football Review: No. 8 Trinity Christian, unbeaten Heritage School lead local schools

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From Staff Reports

Both Trinity Christian and Heritage School are the hottest local prep football teams entering play the weekend of Oct. 13-14. 

Trinity Christian, now ranked No. 8 in the AJC Class 4-A State Poll, rallied with 20 fourth-quarter points to beat then No. 7 Whitewater, 27-23, last Friday in Fayetteville. Lions quarterback Henry Brodnax completed 19 of 32 passes for 366 yards and 3 TDs in leading the comeback, pushing Trinity to its fifth win in-a-row. The Lions are 5-2 overall and a perfect 4-0 in Region 4, 4-A action. It was also the second consecutive week to knock off a ranked opponent. Trinity downed then No. 7 Starr’s Mill, 3-0, a week earlier. The Lions enjoy an open date this weekend and then host LaGrange on Oct. 21.

Heritage School is a perfect 6-0 on this 2022 season and had an open date last week. Heritage School whipped King’s Ridge Christian of Alpharetta, 41-9, on Sept. 29 in its last action. The Hawks open GIAA District 5 play on Friday when they travel to Perry to face Westfield School.

East Coweta gave No. 4 ranked Carrollton a battle up in Carroll County last Friday, but came up short in a 38-28 loss to the Trojans. The Indians, now 4-3 overall and 0-1 in Region 2 play, trailed just 11-7 at halftime before Carrollton was able to pull away in the second half. East Coweta QB Christian Langford tossed a pair of TD passes against the Trojans to lead the Indians attack. The Indians travel to Smyrna on Friday to battle Campbell in another Region contest.

Newnan scored on a 24-yard touchdown run by James Paige with under four minutes to play and the Cougar defense forced a late fumble to secure a 34-33 Homecoming win over Alexander last week. The Cougars, now 3-4 overall and 2-2 in Region 5 play, take a week off this weekend before jumping back into region play on Oct. 21 at Langston Hughes.

Northgate opened its Region 3 part of the schedule last Friday with a 37-0 blanking of McIntosh at Henry Seldon Field. The Vikings, 2-5 overall and 1-0 in region play, got five turnovers from its defense in the shutout and Evan Garrett rushed for 140 yards and scored a TD in the victory. Northgate is back in region play tonight, visiting Northside in Columbus.

Central Christian found the going tough at home last Friday, dropping a 49-14 decision to Sherwood Christian in GAPPS Region 2, 2-A action. The Crusaders are 2-5 overall but are 1-1 in region play. Central Christian is open this week and travel to Conyers on Oct. 21 to face Young Americans in its next action. 

THIS WEEK’S GAMES

Thursday, Oct. 13
Northgate at Northside (Columbus), 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 14
East Coweta at Campbell (Smyrna), 7:30 p.m.
Heritage School at Westfield School (Perry), 7:30 p.m.
Newnan, Trinity Christian, Central Christian – open

LAST WEEK’S GAMES – Oct. 7

Carrollton 38, East Coweta 28
Newnan 34, Alexander 33
Northgate 37, McIntosh 0
Trinity Christian 27, Whitewater 23
Sherwood Christian 49, Central Christian 14
Heritage School, open

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