Norcross High Fans Enjoy State Title Game Victory
It's the first for the Blue Devils, who have been playing football since 1957.
Talk about a nail biter!
Blue Devil fans who attended the AAAAAA championship game Saturday night between Norcross and Lovejoy were sitting on the edges of their seats most of the night waiting. It wasn't until the fourth quarter that team showed it knew how to dig deep to win.
Two big touchdowns in the fourth quarter sealed the deal and Norcross fans supported them with cheering and ringing cowbells from the stands.
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Coach Keith Maloof's team can, at long last, claim the title of No. 1 in the state.
The Blue Devils met Lovejoy for the finals with a 14-0 record, but the first three quarters it looked as though they may had met their match.
Norcross trailed in the third quarter 14-3 and it seemed Lovejoy had all the momentum.
Then the team scored two unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter to take the championship winning with a final score of 21-14.
"They showed a lot of character coming back," said Jae Early, whose children graduated from Norcross several years ago but works in the press box announcing the home games along with Jeff Holcombe and Bobby Lynch.
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