McDONOUGH, Ga. — The Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy Chargers won’t play PACE Academy Thursday night as originally planned, but coach Jonathan Gess said his bunch is set to line up against defending Class AAAA state champion Blessed Trinity Saturday at 1 p.m. at Blessed Trinity.
The schedule shift happened when PACE coaches informed Gess that the school would not host its 7:30 p.m. Thursday night game with ELCA due to sloppy field conditions. Gess said the offer was made to move the game from PACE to ELCA, but PACE declined due to travel logistics.
The Chargers were scheduled to face the Titans on Friday October 2. Instead, Gess said the bump-up will likely open that date or another for ELCA to add a game.
“We’ve actually got three weeks on our schedule to fit in two games, so we’ll still be looking to play two more games,” Gess said.
The game will be the first for a Blessed Trinity squad that was originally scheduled to face St. Pius X Friday night. ELCA is 2-0 after a 14-0 win over Woodward Academy, whom Blessed Trinity defeated in last year’s Class 4A state championship game. ELCA also blasted Heritage-Newnan last week 58-0 in a game where senior running back, Josh Rogers set a single-game school record with 410 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.