Lovett Overwhelms South Atlanta for 6-AA Win

New artificial surface named in honor of longtime Lions coach Bill Railey

Lovett, 6-2 overall and 3-2 in 6-AA region action, overwhelmed South Atlanta 32-0 to keep ts state playoffs hopes alive.

The Lions bounced back from 31-28 home loss to Blessed Trinity to set up a showdown with Westminster Oc. 28.

As part of homecoming festivities, dedicated a new artificial turf field in honor of former coach Bill Railey. The field is where the lacrosse teams will play their games and has also been home to other teams this fall including the Lions’ 7th grade football squad

Railey served as head football coach at Lovett from 1982-2004 and he finished with a record of 200-73. Seventeen of his teams won seven or more games in a season and 13 squads won 10-plus games.

It comes one week after the school honored one of Railey’s longtime assistants, Jim Glasser, who is a high school wrestling coach legend. Last Friday, Lovett introduced the new Jim Glasser Wrestling Room, as well as the establishment of the Jim Glasser Wrestling Support Endowment Fund.

In his 36 seasons coaching Lion wrestlers, Glasser led Lovett to 751 dual match wins and 13 state championships. The win total is the fourth highest in U.S. high school wrestling history. His career winning percentage of 93.9 percent ranks Glasser first all-time nationally.


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