BALTIMORE - Ike Whitaker completed 15 of 20 passes for 194 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown pass to Alphonso Griffin, to lead Northwest of Montgomery County to a 14-9 victory over Charles County's Lackey in the Maryland Class 3A Football Championship game at M&T Bank Stadium.
The state championship was the first for Northwest (13-1), which opened in 1998. Whitaker, who will play football at Virginia Tech next season, was 8-for-8 to start the second half, including the touchdown to Griffin.
Morgan Green, who earlier this year became the sixth player in Maryland history to rush for 5,000 career yards, led Lackey (13-1) with 124 yards rushing on 30 carries. The loss was Lackey's second straight in the 3A title game.
Suitland 14, Damascus 7
BALTIMORE - Suitland quarterback Marta Hurley scored the game-winning 1-yard touchdown run with 3 minutes, 29 seconds left in the fourth quarter, leading the Rams to a win over Damascus in the Class 4A state title game at M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday.