- Associated Press - Saturday, December 13, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - Stevie Powers threw two touchdown passes and scored on a pair of quarterback sneaks Saturday as he led Benedictine of Savannah to a 45-21 victory over previously unbeaten Greater Atlanta Christian for the Georgia High School Association Class AA football title.

Powers, who completed 10 of 14 passes for 256 yards, connected with Brad Stewart for a 29-yard score and John Kennedy on a 59-yard touchdown as Benedictine (13-2) won in its first trip to the title game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

GAC (14-1) posted a 24-21 home victory over Benedictine to open the season, but trailed 30-7 in the second quarter this time. The Spartans committed five turnovers, with Joseph Holguin going 74 yards with a fumble recovery for a Cadets touchdown in the first quarter.

Micah Abernathy rushed for 193 yards and scored on runs of 58 and 9 yards for GAC.

Benedictine led 30-14 at halftime as the teams combined for 473 yards and six turnovers.

GAC cut the Benedictine lead to 30-21 early in the third quarter on a 5-yard fullback pass from Paul Carothers to Darius Slayton, but Powers had his second touchdown later in the quarter and Chance Jackson scored from a yard out to put it away for the Cadets early in the fourth.

GAC’s Davis Mills completed 13 of 22 passes for 221 yards, but was intercepted two times.

Like Benedictine, GAC was playing in the championship game for the first time.

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