Bainbridge goes from 2-4 to Georgia state champ by upsetting No. 84 Warner Robins in 3 OTs

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Tuesday’s Georgia 5A high school football championship game between Warner Robins, No. 84 in the High School Football America 100, and Bainbridge will go down as an all-time classic. With University of Georgia head coach Kirby Smart watching his alma mater Bainbridge, the Bearcats raced-out to a 35-7 third quarter lead on a team they lost to 38-0 during the regular season.

 

Warner Robins not only fought its way back behind quarterback Dylan Fromm, who is the younger brother of Georgia QB Jake Fromm, to tie the game at 35-all, but also had a chance to win it in regulation. However, Bainbridge, which began the season with a 2-4 record, blocked a Demon short field goal attempt as time expired in regulation.

After both teams kicked FG’s in the first two overtimes, the teams headed to the third OT tied at 41-41. 

Quarterback Quayde Hawkins touchdown scramble proved to be the game-winner in the 47-41 victory.

The state championship is the second overall for Bainbridge and its first since 1982.

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