Cougars edge out in 39-31 win over Edgewood

Escambia Academy's Patrick McGhee rushed 40 times for 408 yards and scored six touchdowns to lead the Cougars to a 39-31 victory over Edgewood Academy to send EA to Veterans Memorial Stadium on the campus of Troy University Friday afternoon to defend its AISA Class 2A state title.

Escambia Academy will take on Autauga Academy at 3:30 p.m. in sort of a 'rubber' game between to two AISA powers. EA defeated Autauga in the title game 30-20 last year to win the title and Generals defeated the Cougars 28-21 in the 2016 title game.

"We beat them last year and they beat us the year before," said EA he...