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Two former Dallas County standouts playing for state football titles

Two former Dallas County football standouts will be playing for a state championship Friday at Troy University.

Octavius Palmer and Tyreshon Freeman both played key roles for Autauga Academy, who meets Escambia Academy for a AISA state title at 3:30 p.m.

Palmer is the Generals’ starting quarterback, the same position he held at Dallas County. Freeman has played cornerback and running back for the Generals (8-2).

The 6-foot-5 Palmer has completed 100 of 156 passes for 1,691 yards and 20 touchdowns through 10 games. Freeman began his career at Selma High.

Freeman has thrown for 445 yards and eight touchdowns. He’s also rushed for 519 yards and 10 more scores. At defensive back, Freeman has two interceptions.

For Freeman, he said its great playing with a former Dallas County rival.

“He knows how I play, I know how he plays,” Freeman said.

Palmer said it’s been great playing for the Generals, who won an AISA state championship last year. “I’ve enjoyed playing at Autauga Academy, it’s a good environment,” Palmer said.