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Brooks County falls short in state championship against Irwin County

Posted at 11:49 PM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 23:49:51-05

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) — The Brooks County Trojans have lost one game all season thus far and Monday they put that 13-1 record on the line in the GHSA class A-public state title game. Their opponent, the Irwin County Indians, just so happen to be the team responsible for the Trojan's sole loss of the season.

The two teams squared off tonight in Atlanta for the right to be called the class A-public state champion.

On their first drive of the game, Brooks County marched right down the field and punched it in for a touchdown to open up the scoring and take a 7-0 lead.

Irwin County answered right back with 13 unanswered points in the first quarter and from that point forward the Indians would not surrender their lead the rest of the ball game.

Gabe Benyard scored three total touchdowns for Irwin County tonight and the defense forced a plethora of Trojan turnovers to take a late 27-13 lead with under four minutes to play in the game.

Brooks County, however, did not go down without a fight. A late touchdown made it 27-19 but a failed onside kick attempt sealed the Trojans season as runner-ups.