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UMS-Wright snags third straight 4A State Title

Brant Berry | PrepsNet

Auburn, AL – The UMS-Wright Bulldogs claimed their third consecutive AHSAA state football title, knocking off the Jacksonville Golden Eagles 28-17 Thursday afternoon at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The victory gave the Bulldogs their ninth championship on the gridiron in the program’s 114 year history while extending their winning streak to 33 games, dating back to November 3rd, 2017.

Bulldog running back Symon Smith lead the UMS rushing attack with 139 yards on 28 carries and a score in route to nabbing Most Valuable Player honors.

Trey Singelton closed out the day with 54 yards through the air, completing 9-of-19 throws and a pair of touchdowns while rushing for 21 yards on six attempts. Senior receiver Keyshawn Woodyard was Singleton’s favorite target hauling in three receptions for 35 yards.

Rontarius Wiggins paced the Golden Eagles on the ground running for 179 yards and a score on 24 attempts. Senior signal caller Luke Jackson connected on 11-of-20 passes 132 yards and touchdown while Jaeden Barksdale pulled down four grabs for 82 yards and a score.

Jacksonville’s historic season came to an end at 12-2, notching their first trip to the Super 7 championships and winning 11 plus games in consecutive seasons for the first time.

UMS-Wright closed out head coach Terry Curtis’ 21st season on Old Shell Road at 14-0, highlighted by wins over 6A St. Paul’s Episcopal, undefeated Montgomery Catholic and a pair of victories over Andalusia.