ORLANDO - For the second time in three years, American Heritage Delray comes away with a state title.
Coach Willie Bueno's Stallions capped off a brilliant season with a 30-20 win over previously unbeaten Jacksonville Trinity Christian at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
American Heritage Delray got on the board first at the 2:49 mark of the first quarter when Harewood Higgs and Casey Shoemaker combined to tackle Marvel Taylor in the endzone for a safety.
Trinity Christian took a 6-2 lead when Andrew Buie found Charles Hawkins for a 20-yard scoring strike with 11:07 left in the first half.
American Heritage took a 9-6 lead with 6:55 left in the first half when West Virginia University-bound Darius Millines scored on a 5-yard run.
Millines came back with :11 left in the first half as he scored on a 49-yard and a 16-6 advantage.
Buie cut the lead to 16-13 with 7:06 left in the third quarter when he went 35 yards.
Millines extended the Stallions lead to 23-13 with 3:24 left in the third quarter on a 22-yard scamper.
Ahmad Christian narrowed the gap to 23-20 when he bolted 99 yards with 7:34 left in the game.
Millines scored once again with 1:55 left in the game when he went in from the two. The point after gave the Stallions a 30-20 advantage.
Trinity Christian 0 6 7 7 - 20
American Heritage 2 14 7 7 - 30
AH - Marvel Taylor tackled in the endzone for a safety, 2-0, 2:49 (1)
TC - Charles Hawkins 20 pass from Andrew Buie (kick failed), 6-2, 11:07 (2)
AH - Darius Millines 5 run (Justin Haig kick), 9-6, 6:55 (2)
AH - Darius Millines 49 run (Justin Haig kick), 16-6, :11 (2)
TC - Andrew Buie 35 run (Banner Clark kick), 16-13, 7:06 (3)
AH - Darius Millines 22 run (Justin Haig kick), 23-13, 3:24 (3)
TC - Ahmad Christian 99 run (Banner Clark kick), 23-20, 7:34 (4)
AH - Darius Millines 2 run (Justin Haig kick), 30-20, 1:55 (4)