Clarke Prep captures second straight title

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 18, 2001

– From Special Reports

The Clarke Prep Gators defeated the Calvary Christian Watchmen on Friday, earning its second straight Class A state championship in Troy.

The Gators defeated South Montgomery County Academy a year ago, 44-37.

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While last season’s game wasn’t decided until late in the fourth quarter, this year’s contest was over in the third.

Leading 13-0 at the half, Heath Bradford scored on a 23-yard run and answered a score by Calvary’s Troy Aadson, with another run by Bradford, this time from 27-yard’s out. The Gators ate up a majority of the clock midway in the second half with a 14 play, 65 yard drive that culminated in a 10-yard run by Bo Keahey.

Clarke Prep led 31-7 at that point in the fourth quarter.

Keahey had 183 yards on 25 carries and four touchdowns in the game. He, Bradford and Gene Sheffield combined to carry the ball for 373 yards in the game.

It was the first loss of the year for Calvary, which finished the year 12-1.

Clarke Prep finishes 12-1.