Lee runs for 197 yards and 2 TDs to carry Northwest past Old Mill 34-31 for Class 4A title


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BALTIMORE — E.J. Lee ran for 197 yards and two touchdowns as Northwest won its second consecutive Class 4A state title with a 34-31 victory over Old Mill in the Class 4A championship game Friday night.

Lee got his 197 yards on 26 carries and added 55 yards on two kick-off returns.

His first touchdown, a 35-yard run, came with 3:23 left in the first half and gave Northwest (13-1, Montgomery County) the lead for good at 20-14. Lee then scored on a 59-yard run for a 26-17 lead in the third quarter.

Lee's last big play came when he ran in for the two-point conversion after quarterback Mark Pierce threw his second touchdown pass of the night, an 8-yard pass to Aaron-David Beidleman. That two-point run, around the right end, made it 34-24 with 8:56 left.

Old Mill (11-3, Anne Arundel County) quarterback David Marrocco's 1-yard run cut the lead to seven with 6:19 remaining. The Jaguars then ran out the clock and locked up the state title.

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