Payton Anderson’s running combined with huge defensive stops helped Fyffe defeat Luverne 21-19 in tonight’s gritty Class 2A state championship game at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium. Anderson ran for 177 yards and two touchdowns as he eclipsed 2,000 yards for the season. RELATED: Get game stats, scoring summary Luverne moved to the Fyffe 49 and completed a pass on the game’s final play, but the Red Devils (15-0) made a tackle at the 28. Check out Football High Live Fyffe’s defense repeatedly made clutch plays. In the second half, the Red Devils denied a potential game-tying 2-point conversion run in the fourth quarter, and forced a turnover on downs at the Fyffe 23 (third quarter) and 39 (fourth). Fyffe also forced a turnover on downs at the 1-yard line in the first quarter, and held Luverne (13-2) to a field goals after the Tigers twice moved within the Fyffe 15 in the second quarter. Fyffe went ahead 21-12 on Zach Pyron’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Payton Stover with 4:18 remaining. Luverne pulled within two, 21-19, on Dionte Brantley’s quarterback sneak with 2:34 to go. Fyffe scored its first touchdown on a 15-play, 99-yard drive. Brantley scored on an 8-yard keeper on the first play of the fourth quarter. The 2-point run failed, leaving the Tigers in a two-point hole, 14-12. Fyffe goes play-action pass for 19-yard TD pass and 21-12 lead w/4:18 to [email protected] efficiency #alpreps @AHSAAUpdates @AHSAA_football pic.twitter.com/AX5J5YS0Kr— Josh Bean (@jbeanpoll) December 7, 2018 This story will be updated.