Prep Football Review: Trinity Christian climbs to No. 8 in 4-A State Poll

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From Staff Reports

Trinity Christian is the hottest local prep football team with a five-game win streak entering play on Friday. 

Trinity Christian, now ranked No. 8 in the latest AJC Class 4-A State Poll, is coming off a bye week. But in the Lions last action on Oct. 7, TCS rallied with 20 fourth-quarter points to beat then-No. 7 Whitewater, 27-23, 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. 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 host region foe LaGrange on Friday.

Heritage School was unbeaten entering play last Friday, but took a 35-0 loss on the road to Westfield School of Perry. The Hawks, now 6-1 overall and 0-1 in District 5, 3-A play, host Strong Rock Christian this week.

East Coweta picked up its first Region 2, 7-A win of the season last week with a 44-7 thumping of host Campbell. The Indians, now 5-3 overall and 1-1 in Region, have an open date on Friday and will host Westlake on Oct. 28.

Newnan was idle last week after an exciting 34-33 Homecoming victory over Alexander on Oct. 7. The Cougars scored on a 24-yard touchdown run by James Paige with under four minutes to play and the Newnan defense forced a late fumble to secure the win over Alexander. The Cougars, now 3-4 overall and 2-2 in Region 5, 6-A, jump back into region play this week at unbeaten and Class 6-A, No.1-ranked Langston Hughes.

After Northgate opened its Region 3, 5-A part of the schedule on Oct. 7 with a 37-0 blanking of McIntosh, the Vikings found the going tough last Thursday at Northside-Columbus. Northgate and Northside were tied 13-13 in the second quarter before the Vikings let the region contest get away from them in a 33-27 loss. The Vikings are 2-6 overall, but 1-1 in Region 3 play and host region-foe Harris County on Friday.

Central Christian also had an open date last week after dropping a 49-14 decision to Sherwood Christian in GAPPS Region 2, 2-A action on Oct. 7. The Crusaders are 2-5 overall and 1-1 in region play. Central Christian travels to Conyers on Friday to face Young Americans in its next action.

LAST WEEK’S GAMES – Oct. 13-14

Northside-Columbus 33, Northgate 27
East Coweta 44, Campbell 7
Westfield School 35, Heritage School 0
Newnan, TCS, Central Christian – open

THIS WEEK’S GAMES – Oct. 21

Strong Rock Christian at Heritage School
Newnan at Langston Hughes
Harris County at Northgate
LaGrange at Trinity Christian
Central Christian at Young Americans
East Coweta, open
*All games start at 7:30 p.m.

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