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.
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.