Quince Orchard Cougars win over Whitman Vikings

Friday night marked Quince Orchard’s first home game with new head coach John Kelley, and the Cougars achieved a comfortable 45-14 victory over the Whitman Vikings. Turnovers were costly for the Viking. But one of the game’s most impressive plays occurred with only five minutes left on a running clock when Whitman quarterback Evan Smith made an astounding 63 yard touchdown pass to tight end Anton Casey.

Coach Kelley was pleased with the overall outcome, though he isn’t about to let his guard down any time soon, remarking,”It’s a good win at home. But there are many things we can do better. I have to spend a lot of time going over film…”

Taking their cues from Coach Kelley, at the final huddle of the game, the entire Quince Orchard varsity football team was beginning to mentally prepare for next Friday night when they will host the Damascus Hornets. Damascus at Quince Orchard could turn out to be one of the most exciting match-ups of the season. Whitman plays at B-CC next.

Scores for QO: Troy Porter – 1 TD, 1 field goal, 5 extra points, Kyle Green – 2TD’s, Jason Heyn – 1TD, Griffin Miller – 1 TD, Marvin Beander – 1 TD

Scores for Whitman: Gunnar Morton – 1TD, Anton Casey – 1TD. Jonah Brain – 2 extra points

Final Score Quince Orchard HS 45 Walt Whitman HS 14

Story and Photos by Lisa Levenbach

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Gaithersburg wins big over Watkins Mill

Friday evening the Trojans of Gaithersburg HS played their home opener against the Wolverines of Watkins Mill HS. The Trojans kick off to the Wolverines and in the opening set of downs the Wolverines fumble and the Trojans recover and score the 1st touchdown, 36 seconds into the game, and miss the extra point. The Wolverines start on offense and wound up with throwing an interception giving the Trojans the ball on the 11 yd line. The Trojans quickly score and fail a 2 point conversion, score 12-0 within the 1st 2 minutes and 12 seconds of the game. Gaithersburg ends up fumbling Watkins Mill recovers on their 20, then gives it up and the Trojans score on a 39 yd run and complete a 2 pt conversion with 1:53 left in the 1st qtr.

Starting the 2nd qtr. Trojans intercept the ball on the Wolverines 19 yd line, Gaithersburg capitalize again scoring on a 3 yd run, ex point blocked, Trojans 26-0. Watkins Mill goes 3 and out forced to punt, Trojans fumble on the return and Watkins Mill recovers on the 25 yd line. with 8:35 left in the 2nd qtr. Wolverines fumbles on 4th down. and Trojans recover, Trojans then score on a short pass, extra point is good, score 33-0 :57 seconds left 1st half.

Gaithersburg comes out with 2nd string and goes 3 and out and punt from their 16, Wolverines go 3 and out and punts. With 3:42 left in the 3rd, Trojans fumble on their 40, Wolverines end up going for it on 4th and 8, and turn it over to the Trojans on the incomplete pass.

Starting the 4th qtr, Trojans are in the lead 33-0, the final score comes on the final play, with a 11 yd run, extra point good, Score 40-0.

Final Score Gaithersburg HS 40 Watkins Mill HS 0

Story and Photos by Jeffrey Vogt

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Watkins Mill HS loses to Frederick HS Cadets

The Cadets of Frederick HS traveled down to Montgomery County to play the Wolverines of Watkins Mill HS in the season opener Friday evening. We attending the start of the Damascus HS vs Einstein HS game that got a running clock just prior to half time. We arrived just as the 3rd quarter started and both teams had plenty of energy, being able to move the ball down field. The Cadets were able to capitalize on their movement with Stalanic Anu scoring all three touchdowns. Watkins Mills scored its only touchdown with a pass from freshman quarterback Markel Grant to receiver Brian McNeary in the first quarter.

Final Score Frederick HS 19 Watkins Mill HS 7

Story and Photos by Jeffrey Vogt

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Season Opener Damascus HS wins over Einstein HS Varsity Football

The Titans of Albert Einstein HS traveled to the Hornets nest of Damascus HS for the season opener this Friday evening. To open the game the Hornets deferred to the second half and kicked off. The Titans could not move the ball and ended up turning over the ball to the Hornets, who quickly scored the first touchdown on their first play on offense with a 61 yard run. The second touchdown came up on a 26 yard run by #34 with 5:34 left in the 1st qtr. Hornets score in the first few second of the second qtr. on a 9 yard pass to #12. Score 21-0 Titans are having trouble moving the ball and cant stop the advancing offense, Hornets score again with 5 minutes left in the first half on a 33 yard pass to #2. After the ensuing kick off, the Titans start on offense and end up fumbling, that was recovered by Hornets #42 who ran it in for a short touchdown. Starting the running clock prior to halftime and the score was 35-0.

Final Score Damascus HS 42 Albert Einstein HS 0

Story and Photos by Jeffrey Vogt

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Gaithersburg HS vs Suitland HS Varsity Football Pre Season Scrimmage

We attended the quad scrimmage at Gaithersburg HS, featuring Gaithersburg HS, Damascus HS River Hill HS and Suitland HS.

Here are some coverage of the Gaithersburg HS vs Suitland HS Scrimmage

Photos by Jeffrey Vogt

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Gaithersburg HS vs Damascus HS Varsity Football Pre Season Scrimmage

We attended the quad scrimmage at Gaithersburg HS, featuring Gaithersburg HS, Damascus HS River Hill HS and Suitland HS.

Here are some coverage of the Gaithersburg HS vs Damascus HS Scrimmage

Photos by Jeffrey Vogt

Gallery Preview

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