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Prep Championship Recap
Ties create four co-champs
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    Class AAAAA and AA have one thing in common: They both have two teams that share one title.
    Zack Graham’s 5-yard run and two-point conversion evened the score late in the fourth quarter and Roswell couldn’t respond with a score, resulting in a 14-14 tie in the Class AAAAA state championship Saturday night in Powder Springs.
    Roswell (13-1-1), which was regarded as the hometeam, commuted over 20 miles away from its home stadium at a neutral site because its own Ray Manus Stadium didn’t meet the 6,000 seat requirement.
    The neutral site helped the Lions (11-3-1), which rallied from a 14-3 deficit in the final quarter to tie and be claimed as co-champs in 5-A. Peachtree Ridge made its first-ever title appearance as a fourth-year program.
    Alex Daniel finished with 101 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown for the Hornets. Taliaferro threw for 202 yards, one passing score and two interceptions.
    Graham passed for 214 yards but had two interceptions for Peachtree Ridge.
    In AA, Dublin won the first half and Charlton County won the second half, but nobody won the game.
    The Irish (14-0-1) scored 10 points early in the first half, but the Indians (14-0-1) responded with two second half touchdowns and both teams finished the game in Dublin with a 13-13 tie to share the state crown.
    As two classes found it fit to be tied at the championships, the other games seemed to take another course.
    Peach County is quickly becoming the class of Class AAA for this decade after winning a second straight championship on Saturday with a 28-7 victory over Shaw.
    It was the third appearance in the title game for the Trojans (14-1) since 2000.
    Mareo Howard ran for 126 yards and scored once, while Bryan Ellis threw for 191 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions to lead Peach County to the victory over the Raiders (12-3).
    In Single-A, Brandon Barden threw one touchdown and rushed for another score as Lincoln County captured its 11th state championship on Saturday night with a 21-14 victory over Clinch County.
    The Red Devils (14-1) lifted coach Larry Campbell’s coaching record to 403-69-3 with the victory in the Class A state championship game.
    Clinch (12-3) gained a 7-7 tie in the first when Dexter Reeves scored on a 62-yard run and the Panthers weren’t able to generate much offense until scoring again with only 3:21 left in the game.
    But Darrell Norman’s 66-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and a 22-yard passing score from Braden to Jatheus Jones gave Lincoln County a 21-7 lead before halftime, which was enough the rest of the way.
    On Friday night, Tijuan Green ran for 240 yards and two touchdowns to lead Northside-Warner Robins to a 30-6 victory over Marist in the Class AAAA state championship.
    The Eagles (15-0), who returned to the title game after losing to Statesboro 13-10 last year, were crowned as champs for the first time in school history.