ASKEW TO THE RESCUE: Trailing Highland Springs, 13-2, with nine minutes remaining, Gar-Field needed help in a hurry. Latroy Askew got his team back in the game when he capped a 63-yard drive with a five-yard touchdown run. He had several other runs to set up a field goal minutes later.

The senior saved the best for last when he intercepted a Jonas Grant pass with 24 seconds remaining and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown to give the Indians a 20-13 victory in their Virginia AAA Division 6 semifinal Saturday at Gar-Field.

"One receiver ran an out pattern and the other ran a deep post so I was kind of watching both of them," Askew said. "When {Grant} let go, I broke on the ball."

'D' IS THE KEY: Wilde Lake and Damascus had been locked in a defensive struggle all night in their Maryland Class 2A final. With the score tied 7-7 at the end of regulation, Damascus won the overtime coin toss and got the first opportunity to score from the 10-yard line in four plays. On the first play, Hornets quarterback Matt Byrne and running back Scott Braham had a poor handoff exchange that was compounded when Braham was hit by Wilde Lake's Len Cotter. The ball popped loose and was recovered by Wilde Lake's Ben Casella.

Three plays later, Raphael Wall raced three yards into the end zone to give Wilde Lake its second 2A championship in five years.