Chase Miller kicked a 20-yard field goal in overtime and Rocky Mount beat South Point 24-21 Friday night in the Class 3A N.C. High School Athletic Association championship game.
B.J. Sanders returned a kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown and Nick Bynum rushed for two TDs for Rocky Mount (14-2).
Ryland Etherton rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns, and Diontre King had 139 yards rushing with a 27-yard TD for South Point (13-3), which came up empty in OT when Thomas Lampereur was wide left with a 22-yard field goal.
Rocky Mount rushed twice for seven yards on its overtime possession before bringing out Miller, whose kick gave the Gryphons their first state title since 1963.
Bynum’s 4-yard TD run with 3:06 remaining tied it at 21. South Point drove into Rocky Mount territory but Lampereur’s 44-yard field goal as time expired was wide left.