By Stephen Black
Lovett dominated Brooks County 35-12 in a weather-delayed Class AA semifinal in Buckhead. Grant Haley ran for three touchdowns and 120 yards for the host Lions (13-1). Lovett’s defense held Brooks County (12-2) to 76 yards rushing and intercepted Trojans quarterback Malkom Parrish twice. Lovett rushed for 276 yards and had 353 yards of total offense.
Willie Candler hit Jack McGranahan on a 13-yard pass in the first quarter to give Lovett an early 7-0 lead. Haley scored twice in the second and Lovett led 21-0. Ijohn Parrish hit his brother, Malkom, on a 61-yard pass to get Brooks County on the board just before the half.
Haley and Murphy Lee each scored for Lovett in the third quarter to hand the Lions a commanding 35-6 lead.
The game was halted for 30 minutes in the second half due to stormy weather.