ATLANTA — With a last-second pass breakup, Peach County completed its dream season Saturday, beating Gainesville 13-12 in the GHSA Class AAA championship game at the Georgia Dome.
The win gave Peach County (15-0) its first undefeated season in school history.
Time had expired when Trojans linebacker Luke Crowell batted away a pass from Gainesville’s Blake Sims that could have won the game for the Red Elephants. The attempt came on a 2-point conversion just moments after receiver Michael Lorentz had hauled in a 23-yard touchdown pass to bring the contest within one point.
In addition to the timely deflection, Crowell also had a 9-yard touchdown run as a fullback in the first half, and an interception early in the fourth quarter.
The state championship is Peach County’s third since 2005, and marks the first time that sibling head coaches have won state championships in Georgia. In 2004, Lee Campbell — brother of Peach County head coach Chad Campbell — won a state championship with Hawkinsville.
For more on this game, including statistics and reactions, come back to Macon.com or pick up Sunday’s Telegraph.