Trinity High School’s football team of 1965 will finally receive state championship rings from the Decatur High Booster Club on Thursday evening, August 29th at Decatur High School.

Trinity (Decatur High School Championship Football team, 1962

Trinity was the Decatur high school for African-Americans during segregation. The team’s football team, which included Clarence Scott (later an All-Pro cornerback with the Cleveland Browns) and Jack Pitts (a quarterback who signed with Michigan State), won the Class A championship in the old Georgia Interscholastic Association.

The team, was nicknamed the Bulldogs, defeated Wilson of Tifton 19-14 in the championship game and finished undefeated at 13-0. They posted seven shutouts.

Trinity closed in 1968 and merged into Decatur High, located essentially across the street from the old Trinity school.

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