NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Reggie Wilson ran 1 yard for a touchdown in overtime as sixth-seeded Franklinton defeated top-seeded Edna Karr 34-28 in the Class 4A state championship Saturday night in the Superdome.
The Demons, champions of District 9, won their 14th consecutive game and finished 14-1. They were state runners-up a year ago, suffering their only loss of the season in the final against Neville.
The Cougars, champions of District 10, finished 13-2 after their 13-game winning streak ended.
Karr, which forced overtime by scoring a touchdown and two-point conversion with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter, turned the ball over on the first play of overtime. Quarterback Tollette George and running back Aquanius Freeman mishandled a handoff, and Jeremy Catchings recovered for Franklinton at the Demons' 10. Four plays later, Wilson scored on fourth-and-goal.
Demons quarterback Terrence Magee threw two touchdown passes and accumulated 327 yards of total offense. He completed 15 of 27 passes for 203 yards and threw scoring passes of 8 yards to Vernon Wilson and 28 yards to Chris Briggs. He rushed 24 times for 124 yards.
Karr broke a 14-14 halftime tie when George threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Neal Randall for a 20-14 lead with 7:51 remaining in the third quarter.
Four minutes later Magee teamed with Wilson on the 8-yard touchdown pass with 3:28 left in the third quarter to give Franklinton a 21-20 lead. The Demons increased the lead to 28-20 on the 28-yard pass play from Magee to Briggs with 1:17 remaining in the third .
George threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Rasheed Davis and ran for a two-point conversion to tie the score at 28 with 30 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
Franklinton took a 7-0 lead when Josh Robinson ran 12 yards for a touchdown with 8:04 remaining in the first quarter. Karr got within 7-6 on a 4-yard touchdown pass from George to Davis with 3:14 left in the first quarter.
The Demons increased their lead to 14-6 when Robinson ran 1 yard for a touchdown with 9:24 left in the second quarter.
The Cougars tied the score when George threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jarrell Bennett and a two-point conversion pass to Randall with 7 minutes left before halftime.