Buford beats Warner Robins in overtime for 5A title

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ATLANTA (41NBC/WMGT) – Buford High School beat Warner Robins 17-14 in overtime to capture the GHSA Class 5A football championship Friday at Georgia State Stadium.

It’s the Demons’ third straight loss in the state title game.

Warner Robins (13-2) took a 14-7 lead early in the third quarter and held the lead until the final minute of regulation, when Buford quarterback Ashton Daniels threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jamarius Isaac with 27 seconds left.

The Demons drove to the Buford 33-yard-line and set up for a 50-yard game-winning field goal try, but Cary Payne’s kick missed as the clock struck zero.

Warner Robins quarterback Jalen Addie–who finished the game 7-14 through the air and rushed for 125 yards on 14 carries–threw an interception on the Demons’ opening drive of overtime, leading to Hayden Olson’s 27-yard game-winning kick on the Wolves’ ensuing possession.

We’ll have highlights from Friday’s championship games and look forward to Crisp County’s Saturday matchup with Cedar Grove in the 3A final on 41NBC’s The End Zone tonight at 11.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He hails from "The Great State of Alabama," as he calls it, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn, before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!