CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WATE) — The Alcoa Tornadoes earned their seventh consecutive state football championship title after a convincing 45-14 win over East Nashville.
Quarterback Caden Buckles was mister-do-it-all for the Tornadoes and earned himself the title of Class 3A BlueCross Bowl MVP. Buckles was 12-17 passing for 117 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 52 yards and three scores on the day.
From the first kick to the final whistle, the Tornadoes chances of their seven-peat were never in question. It was 28-7 at halftime and the closest margin was 28-14 in the third before Alcoa scored 17 straight to take the all-familiar hardware home.
Not only was this their seventh consecutive state championship but this title marks their 20th overall.
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