Unfortunately for the Navy-and-white, they had to settle for fourth.
Gordon Lee put three runners in the top 10, but could not match defending state champion Georgia Military College Prep or Commerce, who each saw their five scoring runners all finish in the top 25.
GMC would win the state title with 70 points, while Commerce (78) was a close second. Schley County (104) would edge out Gordon Lee (109) for third.
Jake Lee was the highest finishing runner for the Trojans as he crossed the line in fifth place at 18:43. Area 6-A Public School champion Ian Goodwin (18:45) was one spot behind in sixth place, while Jasper Wilson (19:13), who has been battling injuries all season long, took 10th place.
Also competing for Gordon Lee was Carter Pullen (20:31), Michael Hubona (20:50), Cody Mccutcheon (21:28) and Braxton Ledford (22:15).
The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans finished in fourth place in the team standings in the Class A Public School cross country state championships in Carrollton on Saturday.