Hapeville Charter beat 2018 Class AA champion Heard County 61-7 last week, but there have been worse fates for defending state champions. In 1950, Brown lost to Jesuit of New Orleans 59-0 a year after winning the Class AA championship. In 1956, a Fran Tarkenton-led Athens team coming off a state title lost to the Baylor School of Chattanooga 65-13. Here are the most lopsided defeats by defending champs.
*1950: Jesuit (La.) d. Brown 59-0
*1952: Thomasville d. Cordele 64-7
*2013: B.T. Washington (Fla.) d. Norcross 55-0
*2019: Hapeville Charter d. Heard County 61-7
*1982: Claxton d. Douglass (Montezuma) 54-0
*1956: Baylor (Tenn.) d. Athens 65-13
*1952: Cairo d. Cordele 51-0
*2016: Cedar Grove d. Pace Academy 49-0
*2007: Buford d. Dublin 48-0
*1952: Americus d. Cordele 47-0
*2018: Colquitt County d. North Gwinnett 45-0
*2017: Lowndes d. Valdosta 45-0
*1968: Jones County d. Putnam County 52-7
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