The third time was the charm for Lee Academy, as the Cavaliers downed Thomas Heyward 28-0 in the SCISA 1A state championship game Saturday at Charleston Southern University to deny the Rebels a fifth straight 1A crown.
The Cavaliers shined with their physical play up front, posting 320 rushing yards on the day. Deshon Hadden ran for 56 yards and three touchdowns on five carries, and Hampton Gaskins tallied 124 yards and a score on 21 attempts.
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Thomas Heyward came up empty on three trips to the red zone, as a swarming Cavalier defense led by Eli Tomlinson, Bryson Muldrow, and Logan Arrants stymied a shorthanded Rebels team that lost Anthony Fripp to injury early in the first half. Dietrich Shuford completed 9-of-21 passes for 114 yards, and Tyshon Mansell caught three passes for 53 yards while Cutter Williams added a pair of receptions for 37 yards.
Thomas Heyward finishes the season with a record of 8-4.
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