Levon Curtis scored four touchdowns and
passed for another to help Western Alamance beat North Gaston 62-36
in the Class 3-A football championship in Chapel Hill.
Quarterback Donald Britt passed for 226 yards and a pair of
touchdowns while also rushing for 140 yards and three scores for
the Warriors, who won their first state championship after losing
in the title game in each of the past three years.
The unbeaten Warriors finish the year with 16 wins.
Curtis was named the game's most valuable player for Western
Alamance, which finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in The
Associated Press 3-A state poll.
Princeton Brooks ran for 269 yards and three touchdowns for
North Gaston, and quarterback A.J. Blue added 193 rushing yards and
two more scores for the Wildcats.
The teams combined for 1,130 yards and 98 points, the most of
each in a state championship game since the advent of neutral sites