CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Jose Flores' 45-yard field goal with 6:57 remaining provided the winning points as defending champion Wallace-Rose Hill beat Murphy 22-21 in the Class 1-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association championship Saturday.
Wallace-Rose Hill (16-0), which has won 27 straight games, claimed its third state title. Murphy (13-3), which had a 12-game winning streak snapped, was denied its seventh state championship.
Omar Carr rushed 18 times for 152 yards and a touchdown to earn MVP honors for Wallace-Rose Hill in a battle of two teams sharing the nickname Bulldogs.
Jonathan Drakeford added 89 yards and a 70-yard touchdown on eight carries for Wallace-Rose Hill. Seth Curtis completed 19 of 32 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown for Murphy, and rushed for 56 more yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Chris Edwards rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown for Murphy.