BALTIMORE, Md. -- Micah Till's 24-yard touchdown catch in Wise's 12-7 victory over Quince Orchard in the Class 4A state championship game lifted a lot of weight from shoulders.
The pass from Isaiah Black was the game-winning touchdown, the first state championship for Wise and Prince George's County's first championship since 2006.
Wise was down 7-6 to Quince Orchard when it started its drive at the 20 yard line, but on the arm of Black went on a nine play 80-yard drive for the program's first championship. Black went 3-for-5 with 59 yards and a touchdown on the drive. Black finished the game 6-of-13 for 108 yards and a touchdown.
Wise did not attempt a pass in the first half, but Quince Orchard's defense focused on stopping Chase Powell, who did most of the damage in the first half with 117 yards rushing.
"We felt like their linebackers were filling the holes, fast," Parrish said. "We knew they were going to keep coming off the ball. We have to do some play-action. We have to spread them out. We have to make them cover. Fortunately we have some big targets and we were fortunate to connect with them."