Georgia High School Football Spring Preview AJC 30 In 30 Series: Blessed Trinity Titans

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Which Atlanta area private school has the best football program?

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Blessed Trinity was sooooo close last year.

The Titans were in prime position to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2005 season. They sported a 5-2 record heading down the season’s final stretch. Unfortunately, the Roswell private school lost three in a row, including a heartbreaking 7-6 decision to Decatur.

Blessed Trinity coach Ricky Turner is making a few tweaks to the team this spring. There is an all-out battle for No. 1 QB, with the top contenders considering of senior Ricky Turner Jr. and a trio of sophomores — Spencer McManes, Keanan Innis, and Robbie Voll.

The team’s top defender is linebacker TK Thomas, who led Blessed Trinity with 12 tackles last year. He is known for his quick instincts and physical style of play. Thomas has an early offer from Alabama State.

On offense, Jack Bradley (6-foot-3, 285 lbs.) will be starting for the third year at tackle.

Blessed Trinity’s top college prospect may be kicker Riley Lyons, who made 7 of 10 field goal-attempts last year, along with booting 16 kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks.

Team: Blessed Trinity Titans

Spring Game: None

Spring practice dates: May 3-14

Last year’s record: 5-5

Starters lost: 7

Head coach: Ricky Turner

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11 comments Add your comment

Public schools #1

May 7th, 2010
7:47 pm



May 7th, 2010
10:13 pm

And top tier public school programs don’t ???
P S # 1 – What have you been smoking ??
Let me list a few modest examples for your benefit:
— Football: Buford, Parkview, Stephenson, Lowndes, Tucker,
Lincoln Co, Valdosta & Brookwood (in years past)
— Basketball: Wheeler, Norcross, Milton, Miller Grove, along with
S W DeKalb and Buford girls teams

Big Bull Daddy

May 7th, 2010
10:41 pm

Dont forget about Grady High..They have been good the last few years


May 7th, 2010
11:01 pm

you left out Columbia girls and boys

Dr Richard Handler

May 7th, 2010
11:07 pm

Public schools recruit too. How about Buford, what about Norcross basketball, oh wait they call those “move ins” Dunwoody baseball with the phantom apartment addresses. puhleeeze, public schools recruit big time. Gainesville had 3 or 4 move-ins and still couldn’t win it in football.

Some Sense

May 8th, 2010
6:44 am

Every school wants to make itself attractive for prospective athletes. Some do better at this than others.

James H.

May 8th, 2010
6:49 am

In the smaller sports like Tennis, Golf, etc.
There should be Public School State Championships
and Private Schools can have their own State Championships.
I think in Tennessee they do this.
If you check Tennis Boys or Girls over the last 3 years
no Public School has won the State Title in Tennis at
the A,AA,AAA,AAA level. Only Northview Boys & others
and the Walton Girls in AAAAA have won the state titles
in recent History. Their are no Private Schools in AAAAA.


May 8th, 2010
7:46 am


May 8th, 2010
7:59 am

Holy Innocents’s has a pretty good program.


May 8th, 2010
9:19 am

“Recruit” students who want to pay thousands of dollars a semester to attend school there.

golden lions

May 25th, 2010
3:33 pm

you cannot look at the athletes or lack there of on the teams such as pius, marist, and bt, and claim we recruit. I will say Pius had its most athletic team in a while this year but still doesnt compare to other dekalb county schools. Geno Smith is our first player in years to get a major D-1 scholarship offer, and you can’t call him a recruit because his mother is an alumni.