Oakton's Brian Quackenbush finished second in a playoff to J.J. Serrao of First Colonial (Virginia Beach) in the AAA State Golf Tournament Monday and Tuesday at Cypress Point Country Club in Virginia Beach. Serrao's birdie on the second playoff hole gave him the victory. Quackenbush, the first-day leader, shot 72-79-151. Langley's Hunter Albright, the Northern Region champion shot 84-76-160. Oakton finished third as a team behind E.C. Glass (Lynchburg), which won for the second straight year and Clover Hill (Richmond). Lee finished fourth, seven strokes behind Oakton, the Northern Region team champion (see related story).
In football, T.C. Williams received a scare from W.T. Woodson before coming away with a win and Robinson kept pace with the Titans in the Northern District with an easy win over West Springfield. Marshall routed Langley to remain undefeated and West Potomac and Mount Vernon won easily to set up this week's showdown between the two perennial Gunston District powers. George Mason ended the area's longest losing streak at 19 with a 35-0 victory over Page County.
In tennis, defending state champion Langley along with W.T. Woodson, Annandale and Lee concluded the regular season with unbeaten marks and grabbed four of the eight berths for the Northern Region tournament, which will begin on Monday, October 26. Football
Lydell Scott's 48-yard touchdown run proved to be the difference as T.C. Williams shook off a tough W.T. Woodson squad for a 17-14 victory. The Titans, who have not lost a Northern District game in six years, square off with Robinson this week in a game that could decide the district champion. The Rams remained undefeated and tied with the Titans in district play with a 33-6 victory over West Springfield. Mike Johnson, who is in a tight battle with Scott for the region's rushing title, ran for 188 yards and three scores for Robinson.
Marshall crushed Langley, 48-14, to remain undefeated. The Great Falls leaders received three touchdowns and 126 yards from Joe Swarm in the victory. The Statesmen are the highest scoring team in the region (31 points per game) and are second to T.C. Williams in points allowed (7.5 points per game).
Greg Protiva's 46-yard field goal with three seconds left gave Madison a 31-28 victory over Herndon. B.J. Runyon had three touchdowns for the winners, who overcame a brilliant performance by Hornets' quarterback Warren Prisby (see profile).
Danny Ohr and Tyrone Washington scored two touchdowns apiece as George Mason defeated Page County, 35-0, to end a 19 game losing streak that began during the 1985 season. Washington scored on a 38-yard run and a 73-yard kickoff return.
Langley (10-0) defeated Marshall, McLean and South Lakes on successive days to capture the Great Falls District tournament. The Saxons, led by Allegra Milholland, will take on Potomac District runnerup Chantilly (10-2) in the regional tournament's opening round. W.T. Woodson, which has reigning regional singles champion Michelle Dodds and a 10-0 mark, will take on Gunston District runnerup West Potomac.
Annandale (12-0) edged out Chantilly for the Potomac title and will face Great Falls District runnerup South Lakes (7-2) in the first round of the regional. Lee (12-0) will take on Northern District runnerup Lake Braddock.
Lake Braddock and Woodbridge split victories in the varsity seeded races at the Georgetown Prep Classic Saturday. The Bruins' girls let it be known that they are ready to defend their state title in November, crushing Woodbridge 30-65. Tara Bowman (20:43) and Kim Desmond (20:48) finished second and third, respectively, on the 5000-meter course to lead the Bruins.
The Woodbridge boys team surprised the Bruins despite a second-place finish by Lake Braddock's Vince Hancock (16:00). Curtis Grundler, Chip Place and Mark Godfrey finished in third, fourth and fifth place, respectively, for the Vikings enabling Woodbridge to squeeze by the Bruins, 38-40.