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Madison Academy Falls in 3A Finals

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Chris Dillard and Duran Zachery had

touchdown runs in the final in the final 4 minutes Thursday to

rally Handley past Madison Academy 20-14 in the Class 3A state

championship game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

It is Handley's first state title.

Dillard gave the Tigers (15-0) their only lead on a 2-yard run

with 44 seconds left. Zachery, who was named the MVP after rushing

for 75 yards, scored on a 27-yard run with 3:53 left. A failed

two-point conversion left the Tigers with a 14-13 deficit.

Dejuan Clark recovered the ensuing onside kick at the Madison

Academy 43-yard line to set up the winning score.

Madsion Academy (12-3) took a 7-0 lead on Kerryon Johnson's

11-yard run in the first quarter. Handley tied the game on

Zachery's 3-yard run in the second quarter.

Johnson added a 24-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to

give the Mustangs a 14-7 lead.

 

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