1st and 10 for Parkdale
The Panthers took a 7-0 lead on their first possession, and then took over at midfield following a Sherwood punt. On the first play of the drive -- and Parkdale's fourth snap of the game -- junior quarterback Anthony Brown found senior wide receiver Markus McFadden for a 50-yard touchdown. It was the Panthers' only completion of the game. McFadden also caught the winning score in Parkdale's semifinal victory over Damascus.
1st and 20 for Hylton
Trailing 10-0 late in the second quarter, Hylton's Jeff Overton appeared trapped at the line of scrimmage near midfield. But the senior quarterback shook loose for a 34-yard run to set up the Bulldogs' first touchdown, giving them momentum heading into halftime. After Overton's run, Hylton scored 27 unanswered points.
2nd and 7 for Stone Bridge
With less than 30 seconds remaining in the first half and the Bulldogs just past midfield, Fauquier sent several blitzers at quarterback Mike O'Brien. The junior lofted a pass over the onrushing defenders to sophomore tight end Brian Calloway, who had a clear path down the left sideline to the end zone. Calloway's touchdown gave Stone Bridge a 27-8 halftime lead.
2nd and 10 for Oakton
The Cougars trailed in the final minute of the AAA Division 6 Northern Region championship when Pat Day dropped back to pass. As the pocket collapsed, Day scurried up the middle, cut to the left sideline, eluded several defenders and then dove toward the pylon as he was being hit. His 24-yard touchdown run was the winner, as Oakton held on for a 31-29 victory over previously undefeated No. 1 Robinson.
3rd and 6 for W.T. Woodson
After South Lakes took a 7-2 lead in the game's waning moments, the Seahawks had pinned W.T. Woodson deep in its own territory. On third down from the 17, South Lakes senior defensive end David Landsdowne grabbed quarterback Michael Solomon in the backfield for a five-yard loss. South Lakes took over on downs after the next play and ran out the clock. It was Landsdowne's second sack of the game and 15th of the season.
4th and 9 for H.D. Woodson
Nursing a 6-0, first-quarter lead, the Warriors faced a punting situation at their own 41. With several Dunbar assistant coaches yelling to watch for a fake, sophomore punter Barry Scott took the snap and handed off to Roland Minor, who dashed off left tackle for 29 yards and a first down. The Warriors completed the drive with a four-yard touchdown run by Derric Daniels in a 19-3 win.