Quince Orchard knew they were headed to next week’s playoffs while visiting Wootton knew they were playing their final game of 2014. Running back Kyle Green scored 4 out of 6 touchdowns for QO, but there wasn’t a running clock until late in the 2nd half and no time was ever wasted. Wootton’s offense did QO’s starters a big favor by giving them opportunities to defend against a prolific passing game.
Wootton quarterback Sam Ellis had famously passed for 557 yards against Rockville in 2013, setting the Maryland State record for passing yards in a single game. In his final high school game, Ellis threw for 200 yards and scored a touchdown against Quince Orchard, the #1 seed in MoCo’s 4A West playoff region. Some young fans on the Quince Orchard side regretted that Ellis was a senior because they will miss watching him in action. “Their quarterback is really good,” a middle schooler commented. “He’s a senior. But maybe he’ll play somewhere next year. This shouldn’t be his last game.”
Final Score: Quince Orchard 42 – Wootton 14
Scores for QO: Kyle Green – 4 TD’s, Marqell Broxton – 1 TD, Greg Williams – 1 TD, Troy Porter – 6 extra points.
Scores for Wootton: Malcolm Amobi – 1TD, Sam Ellis – 1 TD, Sanjay Krishnan – 2 extra points.
Story and Photos by Lisa Levenbach
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