WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Jaret Anderson ran for a 14-yard touchdown with 50 seconds left to help Charlotte Catholic beat Greenville Rose 27-20 in Saturday’s Class 4-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association championship game.
Anderson was named the game’s most valuable player after running for 193 yards and three touchdowns for the Cougars (15-0), who won their fourth state title but first since 2005.
The teams were tied at 20 entering the fourth quarter before Catholic stopped Rose on a fourth down, then converted that into Anderson’s TD run for the winning score.
The Rampants (12-3) had a chance to answer, but Catholic sacked Ryan Godwin on fourth down in the final minute.
Dontavies Harris ran for a score to lead Rose, including the 16-yarder to tie the game late in the third. Rose also got a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Cornell Powell on the game’s first play.