Georgia prep football roundup: Christian Heritage makes history with strong start, clutch QB play

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When it counted most, Jay Poag put his football faith in the hands of Christian Thomas - and it resulted in history for the Christian Heritage Lions.

Thomas, after a stellar first half while pacing the Lions to a 21-0 lead over visiting North Cobb Christian on Friday night, struggled in the second half. However, his third-down completion while clinging to a one-possession lead led to a clinching touchdown drive as Christian Heritage earned its first GHSA region championship with a 28-13 win in Dalton.

"That was as good a half of football as we've had in a long time," said Poag, whose Region 7 champs are 9-1 and will host King's Ridge Christian in next week's opening round of the Class A private school playoffs. "Defensively, we just swarmed them, and offensively Christian made some great throws.