Rose falls in 4A State Championship, 27-20

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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.

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