The fall sports season will finally be in complete swing as all six varsity sports will see action. Boys’ cross country continues to sit in the top spot in both the all-classification and AAA polls from gamilesplit.com, while the lady harriers are the second-ranked team in AAA. Football stays in the No. 2 slot in the scoreatl.com AAA poll, as does the volleyball squad. Competition cheerleading opens its season this weekend and softball has another busy slate of games this week.
Football knocked off Thomson, 41-14, on Friday night at George B. Maloof Stadium. The Golden Lions (3-0) were led by Dalton Wilson’s 82 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. Quarterback Joey Connors also had two scores on the ground while rushing 11 times for 80 yards. St. Pius X ran for a total of 311 yards. Kevin O’Toole and Forrest Whitlark each recorded five tackles to lead the defense. The Golden Lions will travel to Lovett on Friday night at 7:30pm.
Boys’ cross country captured its second straight race, running to a title at the Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational. Austin Sprague paced the Golden Lions finishing third overall. Joey Ferrugia and Stephen Martinez completed the course in sixth and tenth, respectively. St. Pius X heads to the McAlpine Creek Park on Saturday to race in the Hare and Hounds Invitational.
cross country finished sixth at the Warpath Invitational in Cherokee
County last weekend. The squad was paced by Margaret Crawford and her
24th place finish. Rebecca Entrekin completed the course in 27th, while Rachel Pyden finished in 34th
for the top three Golden Lion finishers. The lady harriers will travel
to Nash Farms Battlefield for the Battle of Atlanta Invitational on Saturday.
Volleyball continues its stellar play, taking its first two Area matches last week over Buford and East Hall. St. Pius X (25-6, 2-0) defeated Landmark Christian twice along with Whitewater, Sonoraville and Eagle’s Landing Christian before falling to McIntosh in three games. The Golden Lions will take on area foes Cross Keys and West Hall at West Hall on Tuesday before facing Johns Creek and Milton at Milton on Thursday and will travel to Karns (TN) for a team tournament this weekend.
Softball took two of three games last week, including two region games. The Golden Lions (8-9, 4-0) defeated Towers 12-0 on Tuesday. After falling to Holy Innocents’, 10-8, the club took down Woodward, 5-1. St. Pius X is in action this week with six games. The Golden Lions will travel to Blessed Trinity on Tuesday and take on Decatur at Oakhurst Park on Thursday. The squad will play Veterans and Lassiter at Collins Hill on Friday and take on Starr’s Mill and Parkview at Parkview on Saturday.Competition cheerleading will participate in its first match of the season on Saturday. The ladies will travel to Grayson for the Back to the Mat Challenge at 9am.