Trailing by 3-0 with less than a minute remaining, McNamara faced fourth and 20 at DeMatha's 37. The Mustangs decided to use a desperation play called "Cadillac Left." Receiver Andre Martin was wide to the right, Asim Penny was wide to the left and Damien Atwater lined up in the left slot. Quarterback Junior Bynum, sacked on the previous three plays, tossed a lateral to Penny.

Penny coaxed DeMatha's secondary into thinking a screen pattern, allowing Martin to get behind the secondary. Martin had run a crossing pattern and was wide open as he caught Penny's toss for a 7-3 victory.

"The cornerback bit and I just waited until I saw {Martin} pass the free safety," said Penny, who was McNamara's quarterback last year. "I was just thinking, catch it."


Early in the second period, West Potomac quarterback Matt Browne threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to his favorite receiver, Chris Everette, to cut Hayfield's lead to 7-6. The Hayfield secondary had been fooled and Everette thought the play would work again.

A few minutes later, with the ball at his team's 42, Browne called for the same hitch-and-go pattern that had worked earlier. Browne made a pump fake and the Hayfield cornerback stopped just long enough to allow Everette to turn upfield and get open. Browne hit Everette in stride and the receiver raced into the end zone for the winning score.