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Gurley propels Tarboro to third straight 2-A title

Posted December 3, 2011

Tarboro's  Todd Gurley II (#1) celebrates a touchdown as Tarboro defeats Lincolnton 39 to 36 at the 2011 2AA State Championship game Saturday December 3, 2011 at Carter-Finley field in Raleigh, NC.

— Todd Gurley II rushed for 242 yards and four touchdowns to help Tarboro beat Lincolnton 39-36 for the Class 2-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association championship. Tarboro beat Lincolnton 39-36 for the Class 2-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association championship Slideshow: Tarboro vs. Lincolnton (Dec. 3, 2011)

The Vikings (13-2) won their third consecutive state title Saturday.

Gurley was named the game's most valuable player. He rushed for 197 yards in the second half, including a go-ahead 12-yard touchdown with 3:12 remaining. Larry Jones scored on a 65-yard run. 

Dee Littlejohn ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns for the Wolves (14-2). The loss ended their 13-game winning streak. Michael Cunningham scored on a 1-yard run and an 88-yard kickoff return for Lincolnton.

The teams were tied at 14 at halftime. The Vikings clinched the win when Patrick Rendleman's fourth-down pass from the Tarboro 43 fell incomplete with 1:43 remaining.

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  • jackiesue Dec 4, 2011

    Congratulations Tarboro!

  • cdancyii Dec 3, 2011

    Awesome. From a SouthWest Edgecombe High School Alumni