The Hawkinsville Red Devils became the first state champions Friday afternoon.
They beat the Irwin County Indians in the GHSA class A football state championship 15-6.
The Indians jumped out first in the first quarter, scoring first on a Hawkinsville fumble.
Hawkinsville hunkered down on defense, and a short punt that hit a Hawkinsville player gave the Red Devils prime field position to set up a tying touchdown.
The second half began with a safety for the Red Devils, and an Indian fumble set up another touchdown for Hawkinsville’s Warren Singletary, Jr.
That score would be the last score of the game, allowing the Red Devils to finish 15-6.
Hawkinsville grabbed its sixth state title with the win. They had made it to the final four last season, losing to Marion County and hadn’t won a state title since 2004.