Trinity High School’s football team of 1965 will receive state championship rings from the Decatur High Booster Club on Thursday night at Decatur High.
Trinity was the Decatur high school for African-Americans during segregation. The team’s football team, which included Clarence Scott (later an All-Pro cornerback with the Cleveland Browns) and Jack Pitts (a quarterback who signed with Michigan State), won the Class A championship in the old Georgia Interscholastic Association.
The team, nicknamed the Bulldogs, defeated Wilson of Tifton 19-14 in the championship game and finished 13-0, posting seven shutouts. Trinity played and defeated schools such as Lemon Street of Marietta, East Depot of LaGrange, Burney-Harris of Athens and Fairmont of Griffin. Trinity’s coach was O.F. Massey.
Trinity closed in 1968 and merged into Decatur High, located essentially across the street from the old Trinity school.