Clinch County avenged a 21-3 regular season defeat to Irwin County with a 27-20 victory over its Region 2 rival Tuesday at Mercedes Benz Stadium to capture the Panthers second straight Georgia Class A Public championship. The state title is the third in the last four years for the Panthers.
After tying the game up at 13-all, quarterback Tyler Morehead and 4-star junior receiver Jeremiah Johnson went to work in the fourth quarter. The duo connected on two touchdown passes that proved to be the difference for Clinch County, which finishes with a 13-1 record.
Irwin County also finished with a 13-1 mark.
Clinch County 0 10 0 14 – 27
Irwin County 7 0 6 7 – 20
I – Jamorri Colson 58 pass from Zach Smith (Smith kick)
C – Zach Robbins 30 FG
C – Tyler Morehead 48 run (Robbins kick)
I – Jamal Paulk 10 run (kick failed)
C – Robbins 40 FG
C – Jeremiah Johnson 20 pass from Morehead (Robbins kick)
C – Johnson 59 pass from Morehead (Robbins kick)
I – Javon Stanley from Smith (Smith kick)