and came close but lost their Saturday.
Lassiter came back from four goals behind in the third quarter and a two-goal deficit in the final five minutes to force overtime. But Evans Lockwood scored in sudden-death overtime to give the Georgia High School Association AAAAA title, 10-9.
Garrett Shank scored four goals for Lassiter, including one with 55 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 9 after Milton took a 9-7 lead with five minutes left. He also scored the Trojans’ eighth goal.
Lassiter trailed 6-3 at halftime and 7-3 early in the third quarter but charged back to tie the score at 7 in front of a frenzied home crowd at The Frank.
It was the second loss to Milton this year for Lassiter, which ended the year with a 16-3 record and the Area 2-AAAAA title under first-year coach Brendan Leezer.
Pope’s loss wasn’t as dramatic as Lassiter’s but also was close as the Greyhounds fell at in the GHSA A-AAAA title game for the second consecutive year, 10-7.
The Greyhounds trailed 6-4 at halftime and 8-5 after the third quarter.
Wadella, Brandon Toller and Zack Powers each scored twice for Pope, the MDJ said.