December 20, 2003
(Hawkinsville-AP) -- Jeremy Marshall rushed 27 times for 140 yards and one touchdown as Hawkinsville won its first state single-A high school football championship by defeating top-ranked Lincoln County 18 to eight today.
Marshall rushed ten times for 91 yards in the fourth quarter, as Hawkinsville improved to 15-0. Quarterback Todd Coley completed eight-of-15 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns, both to wide receiver Philanzee Lawson.
Hawkinsville's defense held Lincoln County to 119 total yards and forced four turnovers. For Lincoln County (14-1), its lone touchdown came in the third quarter on Shawntavius Jennings' 26-yard run. The team completed a two-point conversion.
The victory was extra sweet for Hawkinsville, whose coach, Lee Campbell, underwent surgery in April to remove a benign brain tumor.
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