RALEIGH -- Rocco Scarfone passed for 128 yards and three touchdowns to help Northern Guilford beat Shelby Crest 21-20 Saturday night for the Class 3-AA North Carolina High School Athletic Association championship.
Maurice Harris had three catches for 61 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead 4-yard score midway through the fourth quarter, for the Nighthawks (14-2). Northern Guilford won its first state title in the school's fourth year of existence.
Trever Austin missed an extra-point attempt with 15.7 seconds remaining that could have tied the game for the Chargers (11-4).
Crest moved within a point on an 8-yard touchdown run by Rhaheim Ledbetter, who rushed for 124 yards and two scores.
Scarfone completed all 10 of his passes in the game, hooking up with Harris for two touchdowns in the second half.
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