No. 12 Marietta beats No. 6 Lowndes for Georgia 7A state title

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For the first time in 52 years, Marietta is a Georgia high school football champ. Saturday, the Blue Devils got out to a 17-0 halftime lead and then held-on to beat No. 6 Lowndes 17-9 for Georgia’s Class 7A state championship.

Marietta, which entered the game ranked No. 12 in the High School Football America 100, was led by Tennessee-recruit Harrison Bailey, who completed 18-of-24 passes for 230 yards, and Kimani Vidal, who picked-up two rushing touchdowns.

Marietta, who won its first state title since 1967, finishes 13-2, while Lowndes suffered its first loss to finish 14-1.

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