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Derrck Mahone/Douglas County Sentinel Stewart Middle quarterback Zay Osborne gets a play from coach Nathaniel Kemp during the first quarter of Tuesday's championship game.

The first time that Stewart and Mason Creek played this season, the game ended in the first quarter because inclement weather.

Stewart scored a touchdown and was declared the winner.

The team met against on Tuesday in the Douglas County Middle School championship game, and again the Eagles came out victorious.

Stewart quarterback Zay Osborne accounted for four touchdowns in leading the Eagles to a 40-8 win to cap off a undefeated season.

“We went through a lot this season to get this championship,” Osborne said. “It feels really special to get it. All our hard work really showed in winning the championship.”

It was the second straight season that Mason Creek had reached the title game, last season the Wolves lost to an undefeated Factory Shoals team.

Although Stewart won the earlier contest, the players said they weren’t overconfident coming into Tuesday’s game.

“We stayed humble and wanted to win the championship,” Eagles wide receiver Tayshaun Bolton said. “We came out here to play hard. We knew it would be a different team than the first time that we played.”

From the opening drive, the Eagles looked as if they were going to dominate.

Osborne capped a 32-yard drive with a 1-yard run to put the Eagles up 8-0 after a two-point conversion with 2:32 remaining in the quarter.

Julian Walker would extend the lead with a 90-yard interception return for a 14-0 lead with 1:25 remaining.

However, the Wolves would not go away quietly.

Myles Oliver connected with Dralen Jones on an 8-yard pass play as the Wolves trailed 14-8 with 5:07 remaining in the open half.

Osborne would connect with Bolton on a scoring play for 35-yards and they score on a 60-yard run just before the half.

After that point, the Eagles weren’t challenge again on the night.

“We had a team that was focused on four quarters of football,” Stewart coach Nathaniel Kemp said. “We have some great athletes that put it together to win this championship. I’m very proud of them.”

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