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Ware's hit pops ball loose, clinches 2nd Creek title (gallery link)

This hit by Sandy Creek's Jamal Ware jarred the ball loose, sparking the turnover that halted a strong Carrollton drive that appeared destined to at least tie the game in the waning minutes of Saturday night's title matchup at the Georgia Dome. Photo/John Munford.

This hit by Sandy Creek's Jamal Ware jarred the ball loose, sparking the turnover that halted a strong Carrollton drive that appeared destined to at least tie the game in the waning minutes of Saturday night's title matchup at the Georgia Dome.

Watch a series of photos on the fumble and ball recovery here: http://www.thecitizen.com/galleries/12-12-2010/gallery-anatomy-game-winn...

Creek talks about his game-winning fumble recovery

Sandy Creek's Quintez Williams talks about how the game-changing play unfolded as Carrollton threatened in the redzone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkJIAPRJQ_M

Sandy Creek takes Ga. AAA football title in 14-7 win over Carrollton

Quintez Williams pounces on the loose ball in the game-winning play that clinched the 14-7 victory over Carrollton in the championship game. Photo/John Munford.

Patriots capture second title with big defense, including redzone fumble recovery to clinch it

Watch a photographic breakdown of the game-clinching fumble: http://www.thecitizen.com/galleries/12-12-2010/gallery-anatomy-game-winn...

Winning a state championship is hard, so winning back to back state championships has to be even more difficult. Yet, the Patriots did it with a cool demeanor that didn't show the first sign of panic, even when Carrollton got within inches of tying the game Saturday night. Read More»

Sandy Creek Class AAA championship game live blog

Ronnie Bell scores the game's first touchdown. Photo/Stan Prophitt/KIdzSportsPhotography.com

Quintez Williams talks about his game-winning fumble recovery here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkJIAPRJQ_M

6:48 p.m. - Carrollton looked like they were going in - ball knocked loose and Quintez Williams recovers for Patriots. 1:59 to go, Creek has it on their nine yard line.

6:39 - Carrollton is piling up the yards and putting together some drives. Can the Patriots continue to bend and not break?

6:29 p.m. - Gutsy call by Carrollton on 4th and from Creek 9. They go, pass the ball and miss. Creek ball on own 11 to start 4th quarter. Read More»

Not their night - Panthers lose state championship

The Panthers came up short on this pass, thrown into double coverage in the third quarter. Starr's Mill had a number of potential big plays but couldn't get much going in the way of momentum against a stout Chattahoochee defense. Photo/John Munford.

The Chattahoochee Cougars struck first.

They forced the Starr’s Mill Panthers into a three and out on their opening drive and then took three minutes off the clock before Ammon Lakip kicked a 57 yard field goal. Starr’s Mill’s next drive stalled but their special teams, which has been outstanding all year, stayed extra special. Matt Hubbard’s punt went out of bounds at the one yard line, forcing the Cougars into a 99 yard drive if they were to score a touchdown, which they did. Read More»

Starr's Milll down 10-0 at half; more to come

Starr's Milll down 10-0 at half; more to come

The Starr's Mill offense has gotten off to a slow start, missing a field goal near the end of the half that would have made the score 10-3. For constant updates on Twitter, check out www.Twitter.com/citizensport

And come back here for more coverage of tonight's game and tomorrow's title tilt between Sandy Creek and Carrollton.

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