Grayson, ranked #5 in the High School Football America Top 25, captured its second-ever Georgia high school football state title Saturday night beating #10 Roswell 23-20 in overtime in the first-ever Class AAAAAAA championship.
After trailing for most of the game, Grayson quarterback Chase Brice threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jaquavius Lane to give the Rams their first lead of the night with about one minute left to play Lane also caught the two-point conversion to put the Rams up 20-13.
Roswell didn’t pack-it-in as quarterback Malik Willis threw a 20-yard touchdown to Kentrell Barber on the final play of regulation at 20-20 with a 58-second drive that covered 70 yards in just seven plays.
In OT, Grayson got the ball first. Will Van Pamelen, who missed two extra points in the game, kicked a field goal to give the Rams a 23-20 lead. Roswell kicker Turner Barckhoff, who kicked two FG’s in the game, attempted second the game to a second OT, but his kick was wide right giving the Rams the win.