Story by David Shelton
The third time was certainly the charm for Northwestern High and senior quarterback Justin Worley.
Playing in the Division II-AAAA state title game for the third consecutive year, Worley and the Trojans entered Friday night’s title contest with Greenwood having lost in the last two trips to Williams-Brice Stadium.
The Trojans would not be denied on this night. Northwestern scored three first-half touchdowns and cruised to a 42-10 win over Greenwood, capping off a perfect 15-0 season with the win.
Greenwood finished the season with a 13-2 record.
Worley tossed five touchdown passes to finish the season with a state record 64 scoring tosses. Worley completed 26-of-42 passes for 263 yards. He finished the season completing 429 of 590 passes for 5815 yards, 64 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Senior Robert Joseph went over 100 receptions for the second consecutive season, catching 12 passes, including three for touchdowns, and 121 yards.
Greenwood moved the ball effectively at times during the game but two crucial turnovers inside their own 10-yard line led to a pair of Northwestern touchdowns, essentially marking the difference in the game.
The Eagles finished the game with 209 total yards. Quarterback DJ Dunlap led the way with 83 yards rushing.