Youth Middle School shut out Loganville 12-0 and advanced to the Piedmont Athletic Conference championship game Wednesday against Carver.
The title game is set for a 5 p.m. kickoff at the Monroe Area High School stadium.
The Warriors’ victory ended the Red Devils’ 16-game winning streak.
“The kids played exceptionally well on defense, stifling the Red Devil offense,” Youth coach Matt Bradley said.
Isaiah Johnson finished with 12 total tackles, one sack and a forced fumble. Clayton Plourde had a crucial sack on the last Red Devil drive.
“Plourde and Logan Scott were virtually unblockable the entire game,” Bradley said.
Drelyn Maddox had two interceptions. William Johnson picked off a pass at the end of the fourth quarter that ended all hope of a Red Devil score.
Johnson also had two important plays on offense in the first quarter. Justin Aldridge connected with Johnson on a 35-yard pass on third-and-15 on the first possession that led to an Aldridge 20-yard run for the score on the next play.
After the defense got a stop, Aldridge connected again with Johnson, who took the pass in for a 55-yard score.
“Overall, it was a great team effort with great blocking up front, swarming to the ball on defense and almost mistake free football by the Warriors,” Bradley said. “We are getting a chance at revenge at Carver on Wednesday. They have worked hard since March and our goal of a championship is now within reach.
“Thank you for all of your support this season.”
Loganville went into the semifinal contest with a 6-0 record. The Red Devils had not tasted defeat since the 2013 season.