The first game on day two of the Super 7 was filled with mistakes, but it also led to Flomaton grabbing their first ever state championship with a 23-12 win over Piedmont.
The first half was back and forth and low scoring with multiple turnovers. Flomaton lived and died by quarterback Daquan Johnson throughout the game, with him earning MVP honors after accounting for 266 of Flomaton’s 324 total yards.
In the opening half, Piedmont made a few special teams mistakes, but did come away with a touchdown to keep it close after Flomaton opened the scoring with a 25-yard field goal from Adarius Odom.
Johnson completed two huge passes near the end of the first half, first to Quincie McCall and then a 14-yard screen pass to Samuel Smith for a touchdown.
Piedmont couldn’t respond so the score stood at 9-6 heading into halftime.
On the first play of the second half, Kaedon Jenkins ran around left tackle and exploded for 75 yards and a touchdown to give Piedmont an early second half lead 12-9 after a failed 2-point conversion. Jenkins ended the day with seven carries for 77 yards and that one touchdown.
The second half was all Daquan Johnson as the entire game was as he finished with two rushing touchdowns after Flomaton fell behind 12-9 after Jenkins’ long run.
In total, there were 10 turnovers in the game. Piedmont led the way with four lost fumbles and two interceptions. Flomaton had four interceptions including three from Johnson.
Despite the sloppy game, Johnson earned MVP honors also because of his defensive performance, leading the way with six tackles, including one for a loss and an interception.
Head coach Doug Vickery gets his first state championship as a head coach. His overall record at Flomaton improves to 89-57.