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Louisville Central tops Belfry 12-6 in overtime

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Louisville Central quarterback Sydney Tedford hit receiver Marcel Malone with a 15-yard touchdown pass in overtime to give the Yellowjackets a 12-6 victory over Belfry in the Kentucky high school Class 3A state championship game on Friday.

Central won its fifth title in six years, the third straight time the Yellowjackets have beaten the Pirates in the final.

The touchdown pass came after Central's defense stopped Belfry on fourth down on its overtime possession.

Tedford finished the day 3-of-7 passing for 33 yards with the TD. Malone's touchdown was his lone reception of the day.

Belfry running back Austin Hatfield rushed for 105 yards on 19 carries in the loss.

Central won despite being outgained 221-175 by Belfry.

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