Trojans talking title in 2018

Logan Simmons and Tattnall Square Academy are aiming to win a state championship in 2018. (AJ Good, WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- The last time we saw the Tattnall Square Academy Trojans, they were walking off the field in Savannah after falling to Savannah Christian in the Private A state championship series two games to none. The Trojans won 30 games in 2017, but were two short of their second straight GHSA state title. Tattnall head coach Joey Hiller does not want to experience that feeling of losing again.

"It was not fun walking off the field not a state champion," said Hiller on Monday.

The standard at Tattnall has been set and under Hiller's leadership the Trojans have proven year after year that they are a force to be reckoned with. Since Hiller became the head coach in 1999, the Trojans have won eight state championship, seven in the GISA and one in the GHSA in 2016.

"That's our goal every year," said Hiller, "sometimes you fall a bit short. Hopefully (the players) will be a little hungrier this year."

The Trojans are a team full of experienced leaders. Players like Georgia Tech signee Logan Simmons, Austin Marchman, Trey Ham and Luke Laskey hope to lead Tattnall to their ninth state title under Hiller.

"We really are motivated.," said Laskey. "We did a lot in the offseason. We really got closer as a team this year, and we can really get the job done again."

Tattnall is off to a 3-0 start this season and will play in the Athens Christian Tournament this weekend.

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