Trinity Christian

Lions win fourth straight game

Trinity Christian’s defense forced at least six turnovers for the third consecutive game and gave the Lions’ offense enough time to regroup in a 27-7 victory over Piedmont Academy on Friday at home.

Freshman Jared Farlow had a pair of interceptions and senior quarterback Daniel Shoates ran for two scores while throwing a touchdown pass to receiver Glen Whisby as Trinity won its fourth-straight game following a season-opening loss.

At 4-1, the Lions are off to their best start in three seasons of play since joining the Georgia Independent Schools Association while now heading into next week’s bye in preparation of their Region 2-AAA opener against Stratford Academy on Oct. 11.

Trinity stayed undefeated on its new field while continuing a trend of keeping opposing offenses out of the end zone.

“Our defense is playing real well now and [coordinator] J.P [Weaver] has them playing at a high level,” said Lions head coach Chris Hanson. “We still need to clean some things up and work on some fundamentals. But Piedmont came ready to play.”

Both teams ended the first half scoreless before the Lions finally got on the scoreboard in the first two minutes of the second quarter. Both teams then traded touchdowns that kept Trinity ahead 14-7 at halftime before pulling away with 13 points in the final period.

Conner Owen added the Lions’ other touchdown on a run in the victory.



More Sports

Local Golf

Kirby Invitational opens at Newnan Country Club

The annual W.W. Kirby Invitational golf tournament at Newnan Country Club began with the first of two rounds on Saturday. Well over 100 pla ... Read More


A Thunderous finish

Senoia's Johnson wins Thursday Thunder masters title

Tina Johnson closed out her 14-year Thursday Thunder career as a champion. The Senoia driver and series fan favorite captured her first ever ... Read More


High School Football

Indians finding comfort zone after strong debut under Pardue

One season can make a big difference in the development of a high school quarterback. It’s why second-year East Coweta head football c ... Read More


Pan Am Games

Sanchez connects for Puerto Rico to help advance to medal round

Former East Coweta softball player Shemiah Sanchez has a chance to bring home a medal at the Pan American Games after helping her Puerto Ric ... Read More


College Football/Where Are They Now?

Lakes earns preseason Southern Conference honors

Alex Lakes is poised for another impressive football season at Mercer University. The rest of the Southern Conference feels likewise. The fo ... Read More

High School Football

Cougars ‘excited to put the pads back on’

Regardless of finish, Newnan head football coach Mike McDonald knows that one can never rely on past efforts when looking toward the future. ... Read More