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Football: By The Numbers, final edition

For the first time in 38 years of the state football tournament, three Baltimore-area teams won championships over the weekend. No. 3 Old Mill took the Class 4A title in certainly one of the best games state tournament history, 36-35 in overtime, over Quince Orchard. No. 5 River Hill won the 3A crown, 41-13, over Thomas Johnson. Dunbar took its second straight Class 1A title, 32-11, over Perryville. Here's a numerical look at the state championships with thanks to Sheldon Shealer, who compiles state records for the MPSSAA. 

2

State championships in the last three years for Old Mill

3

State championships in the last five years for River Hill

4

Most consecutive state titles – Urbana from 1998-2001

6

Of Dunbar’s eight state titles won in the last eight years

9

Turnovers by Thomas Johnson against River Hill’s relentless defense

10

Straight games won by River Hill to finish the season

12

Most state championships – Seneca Valley, which won its last title in 2002

13

Combined state titles won by Old Mill, River Hill and Dunbar

14

Straight wins for Old Mill, the area’s longest active winning streak

34

Unanswered points scored by River Hill against Thomas Johnson

40

Playoff wins in Dunbar history, closing in on Seneca Valley’s record 41

49

Touchdowns scored this fall by Old Mill running back Rob Chesson, six better than the old state record

135

Tackles this season for River Hill linebacker Riley Davis

174

Points scored by Dunbar in four playoff games

235

Passing yards for Old Mill quarterback Deonte Shields, who threw for three touchdowns, in the win over Quince Orchard

337

Carries this season for Old Mill running back Rob Chesson

11,666

Fans on hand for Old Mill’s victory over Quince Orchard Friday night at M&T Bank Stadium

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