Elba wins Class 2A state championship

Michael Lindsey ran for 157 yards and three touchdowns to lead Elba to a 34-14 win over Tanner in the Class 2A state championship game on Friday.

Lindsey finished the game with 202 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns. His three rushing touchdowns tied a Super Six record. He scored on a 46-yard reception and added touchdown runs of 35, 6 and 20 yards. Darrean Burks had 142 rushing yards and one touchdown.

Elba (15-0) ran for a Super Six record 372 yards en route to the school's third state championship. The Tigers won despite 16 penalties for 147 yards, both Super Six records.

Tanner (14-1) held a 14-7 lead in the second quarter on Kyle Shoulders' 2-yard run and Landon Stephens' 9-yard run.

The Tigers held a 20-0 second half scoring edge, while the defense limited the Rattlers to only 98 yards.

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