Fitzgerald failed to win its first state title since 1948
The Purple Hurricane struggled in the first half
Pace couldn't be held out of the end zone tallying 42 points
ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -
Fitzgerald entered Saturday's ball game trying to end a 67 year title drought.
But they ran into a very good Pace Academy team here at the Georgia Dome, dropping the championship game 42-21.
"Disappointed. Glad our guys competed," said Fitzgerald coach Jason Strickland. "We came up a little bit short. We were concerned all week about their physical size at the line of scrimmage and it showed. we've got a little bitter taste in our mouth, and that's going to drive guys like j-d king and Jason Poe and those guys. we gotta get back to work Monday. We've got a lot of guys coming back. we're going to create some competition and make guys want to compete a little harder."
The Canes finish the season 13-2 and state runners up.