5A Championship Game - Lowndes 35 North Gwinnett 6:
MVP: The Vikings rushing attack
Lowndes trounced North Gwinnett thanks to a potent ground game that featured two very talented rushers in Greg Reid and Darriet Perry. And while Perry did his part in securing the win with 100 yards on 15 attempts, it was Reid that did the most damage. The standout junior achieved 184 yards on just 14 carries, including a 91-yard touchdown dash on the first play from scrimmage.
4A Championship Game - Northside-Warner Robins 20 Ware County 14:
MVP: Northside-Warner Robins running back Tijuan Green
Green's special senior season was capped off by an even more memorable championship game. His 232 total yards of offense set the tone for the Eagles but it was his arm that gave them a victory. The two-star running back took a direct snap and heaved the ball 40 yards to Nick Bass for what would become the game-winning touchdown against the Gators.
3A Championship Game - Carver-Columbus 16 Cairo 13:
MVP: Carver-Columbus quarterback DeRon Furr
Furr's heroics in both the second and third round of this year's playoffs was unforgettable, but his 24-yard game-winning scramble in the title game will go down as one of the biggest plays in Carver-Columbus high school football history.
2A Championship Game - Buford 50 Lovett:
MVP: (Tie) The Wolves defense and running back Demetris Murray
Anytime a team can rough up an opposing squad like Buford did in the 2A title game, chances are strong that it was a total combined effort of every player. And that certainly is the case in this situation as both the defense and Murray get recognized. Murray finished the day with 203 rushing yards and a touchdown while the Buford "D" manhandled Lovett and allowed just nine yards of total offense in the first half and didn't give up a first down until the third quarter.
1A Championship Game - Emanuel County Institute 41 Wilcox County:
MVP: ECI running back Washaun Ealey
This one is a no-brainer as the super junior finshed the season the same he started it: posting gaudy numbers on the ground. His 261 rushing yards and three scores against Wilcox only added to his legend and his impressive season stats. Ealey finished the year with 2,971 yards rushing and a state-record 58 touchdowns. Will Ealey be ranked the top player in the state heading into his senior season next year? It sure looks like it.
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