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Wilcox County wins state championship

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ATLANTA (AP) - Nick Marshall ran for two touchdowns and passed

for another as Wilcox County defeated Savannah Christian 30-21 to

win the Georgia High School Association Class A state championship

Saturday at the Georgia Dome.

Marshall, who had 330 total yards, clinched the victory with a

12-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Griffin on fourth down with 36

seconds remaining before adding his third two-point conversion

completion.

The junior quarterback had put Wilcox County (13-2) ahead for

good with 7:58 remaining on a 5-yard TD run and two-point pass to

Jatarius Jackson. Marshall was 14 of 23 passing for 244 yards and

ran 13 times for another 86 yards.

Chris Barnwell gained 143 yards on 37 carries for Savannah

Christian (14-1). The Red Raiders didnt throw a pass until the

closing seconds.

The state title was the first for Wilcox County. The Patriots

other championship game appearance came in 2007, when they lost to

Emanuel County Institute 41-21.