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      Tift County Basketball are state champions

      Tift County beat Wheeler High School for the GHSA 6-A State Championship 63-49.

      It TMs been a long time coming for the Tift County Blue Devil basketball team to finally win a state championship. Tift County basketball as has a long and deep tradition of a winning basketball program, and each year they find themselves in the playoff bracket, only to fall short. Saturday the team made the trip to Macon for the GHSA 6-A state championship game against Wheeler High School.

      The Blue Devils had a fantastic season leading up to the championship game, by winning the regional championship and earning a 30 plus win season. The state title was the icing on the cake for the Blue Devils once they beat Wheeler for the final GHSA championship game of the 2013-2014 basketball season; 63-49.

      The last time Tift County High School won a basketball state title was 18 years ago, and emotions were running high for both the coaches and organizations.