For the third year in a row, Westfield High School from Chantilly has won the Class 6 state championship. The Bulldogs held off Oscar Smith 28-21 at Hampton University’s Armstrong Stadium.
With Westfield trying to run out the clock, Oscar Smith forced a turnover, but time ran out on the Tigers as they attempted a late comeback. It’s the third year in a row Oscar Smith loses in the state championship game, all three losses have come at the hands of Westfield.
Cam’Ron Kelly, the highly-touted cornerback, almost single-handedly kept the Tigers (12-3) in the game, opening the game with a 71-yard touchdown run. The junior then caught a touchdown pass in the third quarter, shrinking the Westfield lead to 20-14, and picked off a Westfield pass, which set up the Tigers in the Bulldogs’ redzone.
For Oscar Smith, the issue was turnovers. Following Kelly’s pick, quarterback Dominique Brooks was intercepted at the goal line, ending the last legitimate Oscar Smith threat on the night.