WALB PLAY OF THE YEAR: King's scoop and score crowned

WALB PLAY OF THE YEAR: King's scoop and score crowned
Dashawn King returning the fumble (source: WALB)
Dashawn King returning the fumble (source: WALB)

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - As if Dashawn King's 78-yard scoop and score game-winning touchdown in the State Semifinal didn't get enough praise, it also was voted as the High School football play of the year.

The Lee County junior defensive back scooped a fumble forced by Otis Reese with under 3 minutes to go in Leesburg and carried it in for the 42-38 victory and AAAAAA State Championship berth.

"If it wasn't for my teammates I wouldn't have gotten that opportunity. They went out there and did their job and the ball just appeared," said King. "And I did what I was coached to do which is scoop and score."

The play scored 806 votes on Facebook out of a total of over 2,100.

King and the Trojans will host Coffee High School for the GHSA AAAAAA State Championship Friday night at 7:30. It would be the first title for either Trojans teams in school history.

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