Tift County Basketball are state champions

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

It's 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.