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Madison Academy downs Leeds to win 2nd straight 3A State Championship

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Madison Academy won its second straight Class 3A state championship with a 31-14 win over Leeds, Thursay, December 5, 2013. (abc3340.com) Madison Academy won its second straight Class 3A state championship with a 31-14 win over Leeds, Thursay, December 5, 2013. (abc3340.com)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Kemoni Miller rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns to lead Madison Academy to a 31-14 victory over Leeds Thursday in the Class 3A championship game.

Madison Academy (15-0), which claimed its first state title last season, had 364 yards, all on the ground.

Miller had 20 carries, with TD runs of 1 and 10 yards.

Kerryon Johnson, who scored three touchdowns in last year's championship game, had seven carries for 93 yards. He scored on a 43-yard run.

Tadarryl Marshall Jr. led Leeds (12-5). He completed 11 of 23 passes for 147 yards and a 28-yard touchdown to Jacoby Lockhart. He also ran 25 times for 139 yards.

Madison Academy led 14-0 at halftime. Lockhart's touchdown catch with 50 seconds left in the third quarter cut Leeds' deficit to 21-14.

Nathan Geis answered with a 45-yard field goal and LaMarukus Martin added a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth.

Box score and scoring summary from the game via AHSAA:

Score by Quarters  Score 
Leeds   0  0  14  0  14 
Madison Academy   7  7  7  10  31 
SCORING SUMMARY   LEEDS -MA  
1st  08:43  MA   Kerryon Johnson 43 yd run (Nathan Geis kick) 
         6 plays, 68 yards, TOP 3:17  0 - 7 
2nd  09:56  MA   Kemoni Miller 1 yd run (Nathan Geis kick) 
         11 plays, 80 yards, TOP 4:49  0 - 14 
3rd  06:19  LEEDS   Tre Nation 1 yd run (Morgan Coston kick) 
         11 plays, 79 yards, TOP 5:35  7 - 14 
  02:08  MA   Kemoni Miller 10 yd run (Nathan Geis kick) 
         10 plays, 64 yards, TOP 4:02  7 - 21 
  00:50  LEEDS   Jacoby Lockhart 28 yd pass from Tadarryl Marshall Jr (Morgan Coston kick) 
         5 plays, 50 yards, TOP 1:07  14 - 21 
4th  07:59  MA   Nathan Geis 45 yd field goal 
         8 plays, 33 yards, TOP 4:44  14 - 24 
  03:28  MA   LaMarkus Martin 3 yd run (Nathan Geis kick) 
         6 plays, 69 yards, TOP 2:20  14 - 31 
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