CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Aaron Crumbley rushed for 122 yards and five touchdowns on 38 carries Saturday to lead Belmont South Point to a 42-28 win over South Johnston in the Class 3-AA North Carolina High School Athletic Association championship.
South Point (14-2) won its third state title in as many championship game appearances. South Johnston (14-2), which had a 12-game winning streak snapped, was playing in a state final for the first time.
Crumbley put South Point ahead for good with 3:26 left in the game on an 11-yard touchdown. It was the 89th TD of his career. John Justice added another touchdown on a 42-yard run with 38 seconds to go.
South Johnston's Dee Williams caught eight passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned a kick off 87 yards for another score.
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