Runners-up: Crisp Academy returns to GISA with state title loss

Crisp Academy’s triumphant return to GISA play ended just short of a state title

Runners-up: Crisp Academy returns to GISA with state title loss
Crisp Academy football at the GISA Class A championship game.

MACON, GA (WALB) - Crisp Academy’s first football season back in the Georgia Independent School Association since 2015 ended in defeat.

Flint River Academy (7-6) took down Crisp Academy (5-7) with a final score of 25-20 in the GISA Class A State title game out in Macon at Mercer University Friday afternoon.

Crisp led 14-12 at the intermission after a last second touchdown, but they’d never see the lead again. Flint river scored two touchdowns unanswered in the 2nd half taking a 25-14 lead.

Crisp would score again with 2:17 left in the 4th, but FRA would milk the clock for the school’s second state title in three seasons.

A year ago the Wildcats of Crisp were playing 8-man football, this year they were one win short of the program’s third state championship.

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