First and 10 for Osbourn
On the first play from scrimmage, Franklin County fumbled the snap and Osbourn recovered at the Franklin County 33. On the next play, Osbourn junior QB Brandon Hogan took the snap, broke through the middle and raced 33 yards for the first of his six touchdown runs. The run set the stage for a wild first half, which featured a combined 71 points and 502 total yards. Osbourn won, 58-41, its first playoff victory in 23 years.
First and 10 for Potomac (Md.)
On the first play from scrimmage, from his own 31-yard line, Potomac QB James Nickens threw a deep pass that WR Ollie Thomas caught for 52 yards. Five plays later, Potomac scored. The Wolverines would roll up 459 total yards in a 42-21 win over Glenelg.
Second and 16 for Gwynn Park
With just over 21/2 minutes left and its Maryland 3A South semifinal tied at 7, Gwynn Park was on its 46-yard line and needed to make a big play. After starting the game 1 for 10, QB Andrew Banks had completed four of his next five passes, which gave the Yellow Jackets confidence to call a fly pattern to Quintin McCree down the right sideline. Banks hit McCree in stride at the Westlake 15, and he went in for the winning 54-yard touchdown.
Third and goal for Edison
Edison was clinging to a 7-6 third-quarter lead over Loudoun Valley when it almost let a golden opportunity slip away. Loudoun Valley fumbled the opening kickoff of the second half, and Edison drove to the Vikings 9 and faced first and goal. An incomplete pass and an eight-yard loss on a run left them with third and goal from the 17. On the play, Edison junior QB Shawn Lloyd lofted a pass to senior WR Justin Smith in the back left corner of the end zone. Smith, backpedaling, reached over his head and caught the pass while falling backward. Edison won, 14-12.
Fourth and goal for Seneca Valley
Seneca Valley had the ball first in the second overtime against Urbana, and the Screaming Eagles faced a decision at the Urbana 3. Seneca Valley opted to forgo the field goal attempt, and senior QB T.J. Radzilowski rolled to his right and found senior TE Andre Smith in the middle of the end zone for the score. Radzilowski added the extra point. Seneca Valley wound up winning, 45-39, in three overtimes.
Fourth and goal for Manassas Park
Leading 13-7, Manassas Park senior QB-DB Jay Terrell scored on a bootleg from the Goochland 4 to give the Cougars a cushion in an eventual 22-14 victory. Terrell had set up the drive by recovering a fumble at the Goochland 38-yard line.