LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Pulaski Academy avenged its only loss of the season on Saturday with a 42-35 victory over Greenwood to claim the 6A state championship at War Memorial Stadium.
Greenwood got on the board first. After an interception on Pulaski Academy's opening drive, junior running back Brayden Davis punched in a touchdown to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead.
The Bruins wouldn't back down.
On the next drive, Pulaski Academy junior running back Kenny Jordan found the endzone to cut Greenwood's lead to 7-6. Jordan scored his second touchdown of the game in the second quarter to give the Bruins a 25-21 lead at the half.
PA kicked a rare field goal to take a 28-21 lead to open the fourth quarter, but Greenwood finally woke up on offense, tying the game on a long pass. But Kenny Jordan was not to be denied, putting the Bruins up for good with a touchdown run a few minutes later.
Following an interception, the Bruins scored again to go up by two scores. Greenwood would not go down easy, scoring on a two-play drive with five minutes left to pull within seven, then forcing a PA punt.
After one final gasp of offense, Greenwood failed to convert a fourth down with three minutes left and PA was able to pick up a first down to kneel out the clock to secure its fourth consecutive state title and first in Class 6A since making the jump this season.
Jordan was named game Class 6A State Championship Game MVP and Anthony Lucas secured his second title in as many seasons as head coach.