Pierce County wins first Georgia high school football championship

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Pierce County needed overtime before defeating Oconee County 13-7 Wednesday for Georgia’s 4A state championship, which is the first-ever for the Bears. Oconee County ranked No. 1 in Class 4A.

Running back DJ Bell scored on the Bears’ first offensive play of overtime on a 15 yard run. The sophomore running back had 158 rushing yards and scored both of Pierce’s touchdowns in a game that was scoreless until the fourth quarter.

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