Kenneth Scott-Kelow took a shotgun snap and sprinted through a gaping hole on the right side of the Wise offensive line late in the third quarter of Saturday’s Maryland 4A state football semifinal against No. 12 Meade, gliding his way to the end zone on a 45-yard touchdown run.
Third-ranked Wise struggled to rush effectively for most of the game, but that all changed when they put the senior wide receiver in the backfield. No matter how Scott-Kelow ended up with the ball, good things happened for the third-ranked Pumas in a 40-0 win over the Mustangs in Upper Marlboro.
The versatile 5-foot-8, 160-pounder had touchdowns via run, catch and punt return as Wise clinched its third trip to the Maryland 4A state final in four years. The Prince George’s County power will meet Quince Orchard on Friday at M&T Bank Stadium, looking for its first state title.
“Even though I don’t always get the ball, I know I can help my team out,” said Scott-Kelow, who had three touchdowns on the season coming into the game. “When it’s my chance, I try to come through and make plays.”