The top fell out yesterday as the three highest-ranked area high school football teams were beaten in one of the biggest days of upsets in recent memory.
In the Maryland Class 3A semifinals, No. 1 Springbrook fell to No. 11 Wootton, 20-7, and No. 3 Oxon Hill was beaten by Randallstown of Baltimore County, 21-7. In the Virginia Group AAA Northern Region Division 6 final, No. 2 T.C. Williams lost to No. 5 Annandale, 27-6.
The end practically came in the beginning for Springbrook (11-1). Marlon Evans took the opening kickoff 99 yards for Wootton (12-0), and the Patriots recovered six Blue Devils fumbles thereafter. Two-time defending champion Springbrook's loss ended a string of four state final appearances.
Oxon Hill (11-1) has relied on defense, but the Clippers had never before seen a runner to match Larry Washington. He carried 26 times for 203 yards for Randallstown (12-0).
T.C. Williams (11-1) had taken the measure of Annandale, 28-14, in the third week of the season. Since then Annandale (11-1) has rushed past its competition with James Milliner. He was the star again yesterday, running 223 yards with touchdowns of 41 and 86 yards.Stories, Page D6