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SCISA champs have local roots

Jasper County has strong ties to a state-championship football team in Charleston.

First Baptist School (11-1) won its second consecutive SCISA Class AA title on Nov. 18 by beating Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School 35-20.

First Baptist’s Junior Garbade, a junior, is the grandson of Eric and Delia Caskey of Ridgeland and Henry Garbade of Bluffton.

Garbade, a starting defensive tackle, had 25 tackles, an interception, and one pass break up.

Justin Stone Johnson, a junior, is the grandson of Carl and Deloris Stone of Ridgeland. This was Johnson’s first season as a kicker and he was the region’s third-leading scorer with 86 points.

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