Gainesville’s Leopards defeated the 19th best Class 3A team in the state Friday.

The Leopards downed Vernon 85-78.

“Vernon was ranked No. 19 going into this game,” Coach Eric Johns said. “ This is a huge win for our program heading into district.”

The Leopards season record now stands at 7-4.

Scoring: Lee Griggs 19, Peyton Roye 14, Josh Lawson 12, Seth Stockton 12, DeShawn Franklin 11

Rebounds: J Lawson 5, Stockton 5

Assists: D Franklin 7, Lawson 6, Griggs 4

Steals: Franklin 6, Griggs 3, Lawson 3

Charges taken: Zach Claxton

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