Pace Knights players hoist the AA championship trophy in the Georgia Dome after beating Fitzgerald High Dec. 12. (Special)

Two Buckhead school teams–Pace Academy and the Westminster Schools–took home state football championship trophies last weekend after winning games in the Georgia Dome.

The Westminster Wildcats beat Blessed Trinity, 38-31, in overtime for the AAA championship on Dec. 11. It was the school’s first football championship in 37 years, and only the third in school history.

The Pace Knights took home the AA championship trophy after beating Fitzgerald High, 42-21, on Dec. 12. It was the first championship for Pace since the founding of its varsity football program in 2008.

Westminster Head Coach Gerry Romberg (second from right) joins players in accepting their trophy in the Georgia Dome Dec. 11. (Photo by Clyde Click)

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