Roosevelt wins 4A title, 41-13; Forestville prevails in 1A; State crowns are first for PG winners at Byrd; Football playoffs


COLLEGE PARK -- Edwin Rios' 16 carries for 147 yards and two touchdowns led Eleanor Roosevelt of Prince George's County over Gaithersburg of Montgomery County, 41-13, for the Class 4A state championship at Byrd Stadium last night.

The title was the first for the Raiders (12-1), who were in their second final in four seasons.

Roosevelt took a 14-0 lead in the first 6: 26 on a 1-yard run by quarterback Wendall Williams and a 9-yard run by Rios and led 21-0 at halftime.

Down 27-0 in the third quarter, Gaithersburg (11-2) scored the next 13 points, including Mike Mueller's 85-yard fumble return.

But the Greenbelt team answered with a 35-yard run and fumble recovery in the end zone.

Class 1A

Forestville 14, Brunswick 0: Larry McClain's 22-yard touchdown run on a fourth-and-3 play in the third quarter and quarterback Pierre Hawkins' 5-yard dash in the final quarter gave the Prince George's County team the Class 1A state title.

The championship was the first for the Knights (11-2), who were in the school's third trip to the final since 1988. In 13 games this season, they gave up just 81 points, just over six a game.

Forestville, which out-gained the Frederick countians (10-3) by 322-62, was led by McClain (15 rushes, 113 yards) and Ed Garnes (25, 91).

Thunderstorms delayed the game an hour.

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