High school football playoffs: Surrattsville falls to Fort Hill; Woodgrove loses to Salem

November 29, 2013

Playing in the first state semifinal in program history, No. 20 Surrattsville was overwhelmed by Fort Hill in a Maryland 1A state semifinal in Cumberland.

“It was a great atmosphere for football tonight,” Surrattsville Coach Robert Harris Jr. said. “Our biggest thing was that we made mistakes early and it got out of hand. They didn’t make any.”

Fort Hill (13-0) averaged 42.7 points per game entering Friday night and just about hit their average against the Hornets (10-3).

“You have to at least get to the mountaintop in order to get over the mountaintop,” Harris said. “It’s tough when you’ve never been here and had no point of reference. Now we can grow from this.”

Salem 42, Woodgrove 25

Leading rusher Josh Sweet left the game in the first half with a shoulder injury, and the Wolverines’ season ended with a loss in a Virginia 4A North region semifinal in Salem.

“It was pretty rough,” Sweet said, “but I had faith in our guys.”

Sophomore Charlie Clewis rushed for a 23-yard touchdown in Sweet’s place, and senior quarterback Will Koester rushed for a touchdown and threw for another to junior wide receiver Dylan Mellor.

Junior running back Coleman Fox rushed for 230 yards and three touchdowns for the Spartans (11-2).

Woodgrove finished 9-4.

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