AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Ladarius Rogers ran for 256 yards and three
touchdowns on 13 carries and Leeds won the Class 3A state
championship with a 42-32 victory over Hamilton on Thursday at
Rodgers scored on touchdown runs of 87, 34 and 75 yards as Leeds
won its second state championship in school history, both in the
last three years.
Leeds (15-0) spotted Hamilton (14-1) an early 6-0 lead, but
rallied to score the next 28 points. Dedric Forsythe scored the
Green Wave's first touchdown with a 68-yard burst. Jonathan Rose,
who has committed to play for Auburn, set a Class 3A Super Six
record with an 87-yard interception return for a 14-6 lead.
Hamilton (14-1) trailed 28-6 at halftime before closing the gap
to 35-26 midway through the fourth quarter on a pair of touchdowns
by wide receiver Daniel Shaw, who finished the game with 97 total
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