ATLANTA — Warren Singletary scored on a pair of short touchdown runs and Hawkinsville defeated Irwin County, 15-6, for the Georgia High School Association Class A-Public state football title on Friday at the Georgia Dome.
It was the sixth championship for Hawkinsville (13-1), which won back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2004.
Singletary scored from a yard out in the third quarter after a 3-yard touchdown in the second quarter, with both scores coming after bad snaps on punt attempts by Irwin County (11-2-1).
Jakyron Young scored on a 13-yard run after a Hawkinsville fumble to put Irwin County ahead in the first quarter, but a blocked punt following a high snap led to Singletary's first touchdown and a halftime tie.
Hawkinsville took the lead when Irwin County's Cartavion Benyard retreated after fielding the second-half kickoff and was tackled in the end zone by Hawkinsville's Matthew Money and Keshun Wright for a safety.