St. Thomas Aquinas Defeats Lincoln 41-25 in 7A

By: AP
By: AP

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- John O'Korn threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores to lead Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas to a 41-25 victory over Tallahassee Lincoln in the Florida Class 7A state championship game Friday night.

O'Korn threw an 80-yard strike to Corey Holmes and a 71-yarder to Mark Barr in the first quarter. He also rushed for a 51-yard touchdown in the second as St. Thomas Aquinas stormed out to a 21-6 lead.

Lincoln (12-2) came back with a short touchdown run from quarterback Cameron Joseph and a 50-yard pass to Taj Williams to make it 21-19.

St. Thomas Aquinas (13-2), however, got another touchdown run from O'Korn, who had 95 yards rushing, and a 40-yard scoring run from Fred Coppet to extend its lead to 41-19.

St. Thomas Aquinas outgained Lincoln 605-225.

Lincoln's John Burt took the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown.

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