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UMS-Wright upsets Oneonta to claim 4A state championship

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Oneonta quarterback Cody O'Toole throws one of his three interceptions in a loss to UMS-Wright  Friday. (abc3340.com) Oneonta quarterback Cody O'Toole throws one of his three interceptions in a loss to UMS-Wright Friday. (abc3340.com)
Bulldogs' defensive lineman K.J. Traywick picks off O'Toole's pass before running 19 yards for a touchdown. (abc3340.com) Bulldogs' defensive lineman K.J. Traywick picks off O'Toole's pass before running 19 yards for a touchdown. (abc3340.com)
K.J. Traywick returns an interception for a touchdown against Oneonta on Friday. (abc3340.com) K.J. Traywick returns an interception for a touchdown against Oneonta on Friday. (abc3340.com)
Oneonta's O'Toole couldn't prevent UMS-Wright's K.J. Traywick from getting into the endzone for a touchdown following an interception. (abc3340.com) Oneonta's O'Toole couldn't prevent UMS-Wright's K.J. Traywick from getting into the endzone for a touchdown following an interception. (abc3340.com)
UMS-Wright defensive lineman K.J. Traywick is mugged by his teammates after intercepting a Cody O'Toole pass and returning it 19 yards for a touchdown in the Class 4A state championship game Friday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. (abc3340.com) UMS-Wright defensive lineman K.J. Traywick is mugged by his teammates after intercepting a Cody O'Toole pass and returning it 19 yards for a touchdown in the Class 4A state championship game Friday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. (abc3340.com)

The UMS-Wright Bulldogs upset the top-ranked Oneonta Redskins 42-14 to claim the AHSAA Class 4A State Championship at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Friday.

UMS-Wright head coach Terry Curtis won his fifth career state title behind his star running back Troy Dixon, who rushed for 232 yards and three touchdowns in the game. His defense also managed to force four turnovers in the win, including three interceptions of Oneonta's star quarterback Cody O'Toole.

O'Toole is one of four finalists for the Friday Night Blitz Player of the Year award.

Bulldogs' defensive lineman K.J. Traywick returned one of O'Toole's interceptions 19 yards for a touchdown. Check out the photos to the right of the play from beginning to end.

Oneonta entered today's game with an unblemished 14-0 record, but the Redskins lost in the 4A state final for the second consecutive season.

The Bulldogs' state championship victory gives them a final record of 13-2, with their only two losses coming to teams in 5A (McGill-Toolen, St. Paul's).

UMS-Wright's road to the 4A State Championship:

Regular Season

Game 1:  McGill-Toolen 50, UMS-Wright 28 (0-1)

Game 2:  UMS-Wright 39, Hillcrest-Evergreen 0 (1-1)

Game 3:  UMS-Wright 49, Thomasville 42 (2-1)

Game 4:  UMS-Wright 50, Escambia County 15 (3-1)

Game 5:  UMS-Wright 23, Bayside Academy 19 (4-1)

Game 6:  UMS-Wright 56, Monroe County 0 (5-1)

Game 7:  UMS-Wright 42, Clarke County 20 (6-1)

Game 8:  UMS-Wright 21, Andalusia 12 (7-1)

Game 9:  UMS-Wright 49, Wilcox Central 8 (8-1)

Game 10:   St. Paul's 38, UMS-Wright 8 (8-2)

Playoffs

1st Round:  Defeated St. James 49-42 (9-2)

2nd Round:  Defeated Dadeville 38-24 (10-2)

Quarterfinals:  Defeated Beauregard 22-19 (11-2)

Semifinals:  Defeated Dora 35-21 (12-2)

Finals:  Defeated Oneonta 42-14 (13-2 4A State Champions)

 

More AHSAA Super 6 Championship Game Stories:

Brantley shuts out Marion County 33-0 to claim 1A State title

Tanner downs Washington County 28-14 to win 2A State Championship

Madison Academy earns 3A State Championship with 31-7 win over Fayette County

Spanish Fort cruises to 5A State Championship with 45-14 win over McAdory

Hoover stays undefeated, shuts out Opelika 31-0 to win 6A State Championship

 

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