The boys lacrosse team knew that Wednesday night’s Maryland 4A/3A State Championship game was going to be the toughest game they’ve had all year. Playing against an undefeated and defending state champion in Severna Park was going to be an extremely difficult task but the boys were ready for what awaited them. With a packed Mustang Stadium full of Churchill fans, the Bulldogs jumped up 3-0 after the first quarter. The scoring was started with Jack Taylor plowing his way through the defense and even losing his helmet in the process. After that, Spencer Knife would score one of his three goals on the night. In the second quarter Severna Park fought back and scored 2 to go down 2-3 at the half. In the second half scoring went back and forth between the two teams. With each goal the dawgs scored, Severna answered back. With the score tied at 5 and 4:30 mins left, Spencer Knife gave the bulldogs a 6-5 lead. But soon after Severna Park answered with their own score to tie the game up at 6. With under 30 seconds to go, the Bulldogs had one last shot to score but sadly a turnover set Severna Park up for the game winning goal with only 3 seconds left on the clock. A bid at the schools first state championship was lost but the play of our Bulldogs will never be forgotten as this game will go down as one of the greatest in Maryland state championship history.
A difficult way to end a season but a successful one for the team and the coaches. The team finishes the season 18-2 winning the 4A West Regional title and the 4A Central Division. Senior Spencer Knife, who will be attending Towson University to continue his playing career, finished the season with 101 points. Multiple players received post season honors for their play and longtime coach Jeff Fritz won his 250th game. It was a fantastic season for these young men and with only four seniors being lost to graduation, expect them to contend for that elusive state title in 2018.