Blessed Trinity Gets Redemption With 2-1 Win Over St. Pius For The GHSA 5A State Title
On Thursday, the Blessed Trinity Titans and the St. Pius X Golden Lions faced off in the Georgia High School Association Class 5A state championship game, a rematch from their 2019 GHSA semifinals matchup in which St. Pius won in route to a state title win that season. The Golden Lions Would get off to a quick start in Thursday’s game as Katie Fish header off a corner kick would give St. Pius a 1-0 lead with 31:00 to go in the first half. After several shots on goal, the Titans would respond about 14 minutes later courtesy of a Delaney Dawes goal to tie the game 1-1.
In the second half, each team had several good looks at goals but it would not be until 26:22 to in the half that Blessed Trinity would take a 2-1 lead after a corner kick led to a Ella McGlynn goal with Lizzie Heller credited with the assist. The Golden Lions would struggle from that point on to really position themselves to get the shots they wanted and would eventually run out of time and Blessed Trinity would pick up the win and the 2021 GHSA 5A state title.
Following the win, Blessed Trinity head coach, Johnny Jackson, said the win was a special one for the simple fact that the last time the two teams met back in the 2019 semifinals, some of his players who were sophomores, got the opportunity to get some redemption in their senior season. “It’s pretty sweet to come in here to the finals their senior and win the championship. It’s a fantastic accomplishment,” Jackson said of his team’s victory. The state championship win is the Titans first since 2011.