High School Football: Road to States

High School Football: Road to States


High School Football: Road to States


ASHBURN, Va. (WUSA 9) — Friday’s region semifinal against Broad Run could have been the last home game of Briar Woods quarterback Trace McSorley’s high school career. Despite an injury, the Vanderbilt-bound senior was determined to make it count, and he did.

McSorley completed 23 of his 34 passes for 294 yards and two touchdowns.

PHOTOS: Briar Woods Tops Broad Run 37-34 in 2OT

“I knew it was going to hurt, [but] I just knew I only get one last chance my senior year,” said McSorley. “My team did a great job rallying. At halftime, we were preaching: ‘There’s a family, nothing can break this bond.'”

McSorley secured the Falcons victory, 37-34, with a 2-yard touchdown run in double overtime.

Briar Woods will advance to next week’s Virginia 5A North region final.

BURTONSVILLE, Md. (WUSA 9) — Northwest topped Paint Branch 55-36 in Friday’s Maryland 4A semifinal.

The Jaguars will face an undefeated Suitland squad in the Maryland 4A state final at M&T Bank Stadium on Friday, December 6.


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