Benedictine Wins State Title


The Benedictine Cadets won their second Class AA state high school football title in three years with a 9-26 victory over Fitzgerald, in a game played in the Georgia Dome on December 10. BC scored on its first five possessions to race to a 35-6 first-half lead. Fitzgerald got within 35-26 but no closer. John Wesley Kennedy had 287 all-purpose yards, including a 43- yard interception return that finished the scoring, for the Cadets.

Tyleek Collins rushed for 95 yards for BC while Kennedy ran for 80. Nick Iannone completed 7 of 8 passes for 172 yards with Kennedy catching three of those. Fitzgerald had more yards (473 to 368) but also had three turnovers

The Cadets (15- 0) avenged a 54-28 loss to Fitzgerald in the 2015 quarterfinals and achieved its first undefeated season since starting football in 1948. Benedictine became the first Savannah school to win two titles in the GHSA. Savannah Christian (2011) and Savannah Country Day (1969) have one each. Fitzgerald lost in the finals for the fifth time since its last victory in 1948.



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