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.
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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.