With 16 seconds left on the clock, Episcopal senior Will Hollister reared back and threw a strike to Timmy Phillips, who had gained a step on St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes forward Colin Goss. Phillips caught the ball in stride and took it the distance for an easy score. The play was a bit of deja vu for the pair; Hollister was the Maroon’s starting quarterback this fall, and Phillips played tight end on varsity. Phillips’ lay-up put Episcopal up by two possessions, and the Maroon held on for the 52-50 upset over the No. 14 Saints in an Interstate Athletic Conference semifinal in Alexandria.
“Those two, they’re used to throwing it and catching it,” Maroon Coach Jim Fitzpatrick said.