Tennessee Class 3A championship: Alcoa 45, Liberty Tech 12

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Coltton Wright ran 18 times for 161 yards and two touchdowns on Friday night, as Alcoa ran away from Liberty Tech Magnet for a 45-12 victory in the Tennessee Class 3A championship game at Tennessee Tech.

Liberty Tech closed to within 17-12 at halftime after Christian Ballard ran for a 1-yard touchdown late in the second quarter.

However, Wright – named the offensive Most Valuable Player – sparked a game-ending 28-0 run with a 72-yard scoring run midway through the third quarter.

The championship was the 15th for Alcoa (14-1), tying them with Maryville for the most in Tennessee history.

Alcoa’s Terran Cox was named the defensive MVP after he made nine tackles and picked off a pass.

Ballard led the Crusaders (12-3) with 12 carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns.

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