The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

December 7, 2012

Madison Academy tops Fayette County 31-7, wins 3A title


Associated Press

— AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Kerryon Johnson's three-touchdown performance led Madison Academy to a 31-7 win over Fayette County in the Class 3A state championship game Thursday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Johnson, who was named the championship game MVP, scored on runs of 35 and 3 yards for the Mustangs (13-2), who captured their first AHSAA title. He returned one of his two interceptions 68 yards for a touchdown in the first half.

The sophomore — who finished with 135 yards on 25 carries — gave Madison Academy a 10-0 lead in the second quarter when he took a fourth-and-1 carry 35 yards for a score. Johnson added a 3-yarder with 3:45 remaining to seal the win.

Malik Miller added a 6-yard touchdown run just 1:09 later to extend the lead to 31-7.

Fayette County (12-3) got its only touchdown on Marcellus Redmond's 2-yard run with 23 seconds left in the first half.