Then Hawks senior running back Justin Arn made a devastating cut to the outside and swung the Maryland 3A football championship.
Arn’s juking 20-yard touchdown run with 8 minutes 13 seconds left in the fourth quarter gave River Hill its first lead, and the Hawks held on for a tight 18-14 win at M&T Bank Stadium.
Arn finished with 76 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries and grabbed a key interception in the fourth quarter, leading River Hill (14-0) to its second straight Maryland 3A title, its fourth state crown in six years and its 24th consecutive win.
“At halftime I realized this would be the last time we would be wearing these jerseys,” Arn said. “I just came back out and gave it my all.”