CATONSVILLE, Md. - Leroy Ambush scored a touchdown and recovered a fumble in the final minutes of the game Friday night to lead Thomas Johnson to a 31-20 win over third-seeded Woodlawn in the Class 3A quarterfinals at Catonsville Community College.
It was the eighth straight win for the sixth-seeded Patriots (9-2). Woodlawn ends its season 8-3.
TJ led 23-6 at halftime, but touchdown runs by Omahi Michell and Tavon Mason pulled Woodlawn to within 23-20 midway through the fourth quarter.
Ambush scored from 11 yards out to put the Patriots ahead 31-20 with 5 minutes, 32 seconds remaining. On Woodlawn's next possession, Michell broke free for 35 yards before Ambush caught him from behind and stripped the ball. Mike Briscoe made the recovery to seal the win for TJ.
The Warriors jumped in front on a 1-yard run by Antwan Simmons in the first quarter before TJ's Randell Jones took over.