ATLANTA -- The title of "Team of the Decade" is there for the taking after Camden County's 31-3 win over Northside in the championship game of the GHSA Class AAAAA state playoffs. But Camden coach Jeff Herron said he'll let others hash that out.
"They don't give you a trophy for that," Herron said. "I don't get into all that. We were the better team tonight and we'll take that for now."
Camden (13-2) successfully defended its big-school title and won for the third time in the last seven years. The Wildcats finished the decade with 121 wins, the same as Northside (13-2).
Camden jumped on Northside for two special teams touchdowns in the game's first two minutes. Ean Days returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a score. Then, after Camden's defense forced a three-and-out, Wildcats' punt return man Steven Murphy when 65 yards for another six points.
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Northside fumbled the ball four times, losing three. Briar Van Brunt was also intercepted in the first quarter, setting up another Camden score as the Eagles fell to a 21-0 deficit before the first quarter was even halfway complete.
"We just kept making mistakes," Northside coach Conrad Nix said.