Cougars headed to state after 49-7 win

Escambia Academy defeated Edgewood Academy 49-7 Friday night in a semi-final playoff game that will send the Cougars to the AISSA Class AA state championship game for the fourth straight year this Friday at Troy University.

Escambia Academy will face Autauga Academy for the title in a 3 p.m. kickoff. It also marks the Cougars' fifth finals in six years with state titles coming in 2014 and 2017.

This past Friday night against Edgewood, EA rushed to a 28-7 lead at the half and never looked back in the 49-7 victory.

Landon Sims opened the scoring on a 9-yard run but the PAT failed to give EA the...