ATLANTA -- Dominick Sanders scored in the pouring rain with 2:22 to play to give the No. 1 ranked Tucker Tigers a 20-14 victory over No. 3 ranked Gainesville in the Class AAAAA high school football state playoff semifinals at Hallford Stadium on Friday night.
The Tigers were in trouble early on finding themselves down 14-0 with 10:36 to play in the first half against the Georgia career passing record holder Deshaun Watson and his Red Elephant teammates. The score might have been worse but an interception in the corner of the end zone by Sanders on Gainesville's opening drive and a big sack by Detric Dukes on Gainesville's second drive of the game forced a long field goal that fell well short.
Watson had scored on a nine-yard run in the first quarter and then tossed a 26 yard touchdown pass on fourth and 12 which receiver Jay Gaudlock made a diving, one-handed catch in the end zone early in the second quarter for the 14-0 lead.