Class A Blog: Key results from Week 3

Trinity makes another statement

Private No. 1 Trinity Christian fell behind No. 3 Private Fellowship Christian (1-1) 6-0 in the first quarter. And then the Lions scored the game’s next 49 points en route to a 56-20 win. Trinity is now 3-0 and has gone north of 50 points in all three wins. Senior QB David Dallas was 16-of-20 for 295 yards and three touchdowns (1 interception), two to his brother Joshua, who has four catches for 101 yards. Senior RB Dominick Cosper ran for 115 yards on 10 carries the two touchdowns. The loss dropped Fellowship down to No. 9 in the Class A Private rankings.

Whitefield rallies for big win

Private No. 5 Whitefield Academy fell behind 12-0 in the first half and trailed 18-7 with five minutes left in regulation. But the Wolfpack scored 21 unanswered points in that time span and went home with a 28-18 win over No. 10 North Cobb Christian (2-1) to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2002. Two long pass plays from senior QB Cole Peterson to Cooper Craig moved the ball to the NCC 1-yard line. Junior LB/RB Caleb LaVallee scored on the next play to trim the lead to 18-13. After Whitefield recovered an onside kick at the Eagle 19-yard line, LaVallee scored on a five-yard run to give the Wolfpack the lead, 21-18. Senior LB Collin Schuster ended the scoring and put the game away for a pick six for Whitefield. But everything wasn’t all bad for NCC. The Eagles controlled the line of scrimmage for most of the game, holding the hard-running LaVallee to just 78 yards on 18 carries, and the entire team to just 105 yards. Meanwhile, Eagle senior RB Jadin Coates ran for 132 yards on 18 carries.

Calvary Day, Athens Academy strike blows for the GHSA

No. 3 Private Calvary Day (3-0) and No. 7 Private Athens Academy (2-1) represented the Georgia High Schools Association (GHSA) well, rolling to blowout wins over teams from other athletic associations. Calvary Day sophomore QB Jake Merklinger led the Cavs to a 47-14 rout over Frederica Academy of St. Simons, completing 12-of -16 passes for 215 yards and three touchdowns. Frederica plays in the highest classification (Class AAA) of the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA) where they advanced to last season’s title game. Calvary Day led 47-0 heading into the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Athens Academy (2-1) dominated Augusta Christian, 42-27, on the strength of 110 yards rushing and three touchdowns from junior QB Sam Bush. Augusta Christian, which competes in the South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA), was 2-0 on the season with both wins coming against Class AAA GHSA teams – Johnson-Savannah (28-21) and Richmond County Academy (20-18).

Irwin County dominates larger foe in first win of the season

Public No. 1 Irwin County rolled up 409 yards rushing and junior QB Cody Soliday completed 7-of-11 passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns in a 52-26 blowout of Class 4A Monroe-Albany. Junior RB Damarkas Lundy ran for 154 yards on just eight carries, and scored two touchdowns. Freshman RB Shane Marshall had 95 yards on 11 attempts and scored a touchdown, while Soliday rushed for 56 yards on just three carries and a touchdown.