Class 2A: Dublin 42, Brooks County 32
The Dublin ground attack amassed 437 rushing yards, 185 from JaQues Evans, and rolled to a 42-32 win over Brooks County to win the Class 2A championship at Georgia State Stadium on Friday.
Evans carried 40 times and scored one touchdown to help the Fighting Irish win their fifth state championship and first since 2006.
No. 4-ranked Dublin (14-1) also got 94 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Markelle Mitchell, 86 yards and two touchdowns from Zion Kemp and 70 yards and one touchdown from Marcus Adams.
Dublin did not throw a pass the entire game.
No. 9 Brooks County (10-5) was led by Omari Arnold, who rushed 10 times for 94 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Ni’tavion Burrus completed 4 of 13 passes for 117 yard and one touchdown, but threw two interceptions.
Tyrek Thomas led the Brooks County defense with 10 solo tackles and seven assists.
Brooks County led 14-9 at halftime, but Dublin scored three touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 28-20 lead. Brooks County scored on a 65-yard run by Arnold, but a two-point conversion pass failed and the Trojans never got any closer.
Brooks County closed the gap to 35-32 when Arnold scored on a 9-yard run with 7:30 left, but Dublin iced the game when Kemp scored on a 19-yard run with 1:51 remaining.