Grayson coach Jeff Herron is all smiles on the sideline during the final moments of Saturday's Class AAAAAAA title win over Roswell.
Photo: Daniel Varnado/Special
Photo: Daniel Varnado/Special

Grayson tops Roswell in final HS football game at the Georgia Dome

Will VanPamelen kicked a 25-yard field goal to cap off a frantic finish as top-ranked Grayson took its first lead of the game with 1:04 remaining, gave up that lead on the final play of regulation, and ultimately beat No. 2 Roswell 23-20 in overtime in the Class AAAAAAA championship game Saturday at the Georgia Dome.

VanPamelen’s kick in the Rams’ overtime possession provided the final margin, but the victory wasn’t secure until Roswell’s Turner Barckhoff, who had kicked field goals of 47 and 29 yards during regulation, missed a 32-yarder on the game’s final play. Read the complete story here.

Here's a recap of all other state title action in the final weekend of HS action at the Georgia Dome:

Class A privateEagle's Landing Christian 34, Fellowship Christian 27 (2 OT)

Class AAACedar Grove 30, GAC 19

Class AAAAARome 16, Buford 7

Class AAAAAAValdosta 17, Tucker 7

Class A publicMacon County 35, McIntosh County Academy 0

Class AABenedictine 49, Fitzgerald 26

Class AAAACartersville 58, Thomson 7

AJC prep zoneComplete roundup of HS sports

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.