Hughes also threw a touchdown pass in the third quarter, Johnson’s 18-yard reception, to complete the Blue Devils’ scoring.
Last weekend, Marietta beat Lowndes 17-9 in Georgia's Class AAAAAAA final to claim its first state title since 1967 and become the first Cobb County-based team in history to win two state championships.
Eastside Catholic (12-2) won its second consecutive Washington Class 3A championship and fourth in six years.
Marietta is the third Georgia team to compete in the bowl series. In 2018, Lee County played St. Frances Academy of Baltimore at home and lost 43-14. In 2016, the event’s inaugural year, Valdosta lost to Chandler of Arizona 44-24 in Texas.