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Seeding on the line for Trinity


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 01, 2018 - 4:34 PM

By DOUG  GORMAN

There’s more football left to be play, but the Trinity Lions’ first season as a member of the GHSA will go down as one with more highs than lows.

Trinity, which finished as the GISA runner up last season, is headed to the playoffs no matter what happens in tonight’s game on the road against Wesleyan in a  Region 5 1A contest.

Since losing to three-time defending Class A private school champion Eagle’s Landing Christian, 61-0, the Lions have hit the accelerator hard winning four in a row.

Two of the victories came in shutouts as the Lions kept both Strong Rock (42-0) and Our Lady of Mercy (37-0) of the scoreboard.

 Trinity comes into the contest against the Wolves with a 7-2 record and a 4-2 record in the league.

Wesleyan is 5-4 overall and 5-1 in the league.

Like Trinity, the Wolves’ also lost to Eagle’s Landing Christian.

Trinity’s venture into GHSA football began with three wins in a row, including a heartstopping 20-19 victory the season opener against Northeast Macon.

The Lions earned their first of three shutouts this season against Luella, posting a 16-0 decision.

Trinity followed that game up with a 45-27 victory over Tattnall Square. 

The Lions are currently in fourth place in the league standings.

Trinity comes into the contest having outscored its opponents 218-147, while Wesleyan has outscored its opponents 227-198.

The Lions have used primarily three quarterbacks this season with freshman David Dallas taking the bulk of the snaps last week in the game against Our Lady of Mercy.

Running back Zach Jones has led the Lions’ ground attack with more than 1,000 yards.

Wesleyan has also gone with a freshman quarterback the bulk of the season.

J.C. French has passed for 1,414 yards and 11 touchdowns.

This will be the first meeting between the Lions and the Wolves.