Defending 4-A Champion Blessed Trinity, 13-2, a year ago made the national top 100 for the first time, and Head Coach Tim McFarlin is pleased, “There are two ways to look at this number ninety-six ranking nationally…first…I am thrilled that our program has grown to the point where we are getting this type of recognition…but I also know that this is just a season preview poll and we’ve got to go out and live up to this ranking on the field.”
The Titans have a tough schedule ahead in 2018 including old rivals St. Pius X and Marist. McFarlin has added Woodward Academy and 3-A power Benedictine Military of Savannah to the schedule in addition to new region member Flowery Branch. “We should be okay,” said McFarlin, “We have worked hard to get to where we are…we’ve got some good players who love the game…and I’ve got a great group of assistant coaches.”
In addition to the aforementioned top 100 ranked teams from Georgia, Archer at number sixty-six, and defending 7-A Champion North Gwinnett at number sixty-one also made the prestigious list.
At the top of the 2018 pre-season top 100 poll nationally, Allen of Texas, 16-0 a year ago is at number two, and Mater Dei, of California, 15-0 in 2017, is at number one.
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