KENNESAW — Two-time defending champion Creekview retained its crown at the Region 6AAAAAA duals Saturday at Harrison.
The Grizzlies defeated archrival Sequoyah 51-15 in the finals to win their third consecutive title as the county neighbors qualified for the Class AAAAAA state duals, which begin Thursday in Macon.
River Ridge finished fourth in the tournament, behind third-place host Harrison.
Creekview, the No. 1 seed in the tournament, breezed through the duals in convincing fashion, defeating South Cobb 83-0 in the first round and Harrison 58-18 in the semifinals before its victory over Sequoyah in the championship match.
Sequoyah, which claimed the runner-up spot in the 6AAAAAA duals for the second straight year, won three of its four matches.
The Chiefs won their first two matches before losing to Creekview in the finals, but then bounced back with a 43-12 victory over Harrison in the match for true second place — winning 12 of the 14 individual matchups — to claim the No. 2 spot in the region.
River Ridge fell immediately to the losers’ bracket with a first-round loss to Harrison. The Knights bounced back with a win over South Cobb, but ended up losing again to Harrison in the third-place match.