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Covenant Christian survives 1-A shootout with South Adams 41-40

The two teams combined for more than 1,000 yards in total offense in their state title game.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Led by Micah Wilson's 236 yards on the ground, Covenant Christian outlasted South Adams 41-40 Saturday in the IHSAA 1-A State Football Championship in Lucas Oil Stadium.

Wilson's running helped Covenant control the ball through the game, but South Adams put up 27 points in the fourth quarter to nearly erase a 21-point halftime deficit only to fall one point short in its comeback.

The championship was Covenant Christian's first in any sport.

Gage Coffey had a 34-yard touchdown run late, and the extra point gave Covenant Christian the win.

The teams combined for 1,019 yards of offense, including a record 480 yards passing for South Adams quarterback James Arnold.

Covenant Christian finished the season with a 15-0 record. South Adams was undefeated entering the game.

South Adams' Arnold was the Ress Mental Attitude Award recipient.