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List: Most lopsided losses by defending state champions

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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