Milton Wins 14th State Title, Lambert Wins 5th and Campbell's McKenzie Kelly Wins Second 400M Crown
On Saturday, the Georgia High School Association hosted several state championship competitons around the state including track and field championships in all classifications and the 1A-5A and 6A-7A boys girls lacrosse championships. In track and field, McEachern High School was the site for the 1A Private, 2A and 7A championships in which Campbell High School’s McKenzie Kelly would win the girls 400M run state title in a time of 55.38. Kelly won the 400M run championship back in 2019 as well. Peachtree Ridge’s Tamia Fuller, who held the top time in the state in the girls 100M dash most of the season, would win the event on Saturday in a time of 11.76 for the championship.
Denmark High School was the site for the GHSA state championship games and Blessed Trinity would win the boys and girls 1A-5A state championships as the girls knocked off Starr’s Mill 11-5 for their forth state title and the boys defeated Pace Academy 12-8 for their second state title. The Lambert Longhorns boys would win their fifth state title after defeating Centennial 17-9 in the 6A-7A championship game and in the girls 6A-7A matchup, the Milton Eagles would make history winning their 14th state championship in program history after defeating West Forsyth 13-8.
Following the win, Milton head coach, Tim Godby reflected on how his team opened their season in a come from behind win against West Forsyth. “That game made our season, because we knew what we had to do to work and we were prepared for this all year long,” Godby said. Coach Godby also pointed out that although iit is not usual to compare championships to other seasons, Saturdays win for their 14th championship was a special one after having to deal with the 2020 campaign getting cut early. “This feels as good as any because we didn’t get our season last year,” Goday said, pointing out how COVID-19’s impact on this season was a bit of a stressful one but he credited his players for how they “worked together” and executed during the game.