- Associated Press - Saturday, December 12, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Donald Hammond III rushed for 109 yards and two second-half touchdowns to lead Eagle’s Landing Christian to a 35-14 win over Aquinas in the Georgia High School Association’s Class A Private championship game Saturday at the Georgia Dome.

The senior quarterback scored on runs of 18 and 32 yards as the Chargers (11-3) erased a 14-13 deficit to win the school’s second state championship. He completed 5 of 9 passes for 52 yards.

Eagle’s Landing Christian also scored on a 2-yard run from Tony Gear, who rushed for 99 yards, and field goals of 27 and 48 yards by Alex Usry. Khaleb Hood returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown with 12 seconds left.

Aquinas (13-1) scored on Verenzo Holmes’ 99-yard kickoff return to open the game. The Fightin’ Irish also got a 6-yard touchdown pass from Liam Welch to Justin Gibbs. Welch completed 15 of 29 for 164 yards and one touchdown, with two interceptions.

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