Damascus HS vs Gwynn Park HS 2A State Final Championship Game Dec, 2, 2017 at Navy Marine Stadium Annapolis Maryland, Photo by James McCrae, MoCoDaily
MoCoDaily elected to cover the game featuring, the Swarmin Hornets of Damascus HS vs Yellow Jackets of Gwynn Park HS, Varsity Football, on Saturday December 2nd, 2017. This is the Maryland 2A State Championship Varsity Football Game.
The Swarmin Hornets of Damascus HS, win the coin toss and defer to the second half for the kick off.
Gwynn Park kicks off with a short return from Damascus. #34 TD Ayo-Durojaiye, picks up 15 yards on a run, followed by #9 John Allan Furgeson, on a keeper getting around 20 yards. #34 TD Ayo-Durojaiye, runs for 20 + yards, they are now on the Gwynn Parks 10 yard line. Damascus #34 TD Ayo-Durojaiye, scores on a 10 run. The extra point attempt is good, setting the score at Damascus 7 Gwynn Park 0, with 10:44 left in 1st quarter. Gwynn Park #15 Ryan Clemons, scores on a 80 yard run down the sidelines. The extra point attempt is good. Setting the score 7-7 with 10:30 left in 1st quarter. Damascus #29 Austin Ambush, returns the kickoff about 20 yards. They will be starting at 25 yard line, next two plays, gain no yards. This forces Damascus to punt on a 4th and 11, it bounces down to the Gwynn Park 35 yard line.
Gwynn Park has done 3 plays and picked up 9 yards, 4th and 1, lined up to punt and fake it to get the 1st down. They pick it up and then end up fumbling the snap. Damascus #42 Timothy Ferguson, recovers it at the Gwynn Park 45 yard line. Damascus goes for it on 4th and 4 and turn it over on downs. With an incomplete pass under heavy pressure. Both teams have come to punt on their next set of downs. With out much yardage gained, Damascus just punted again. Gwynn Park throws a pass and Damascus #25 Aiden Beall, intercepts the pass. Damascus has the ball on Gwynn Park 28 yard line. Damascus #5 Jevani Christian, picks up about a few yards, and needs help off the field with what appears to be a leg injury.
Damascus is on the goal line, with #9 John Allan Furgeson, doing a keeper, down to the 3 yard line. They settle for kicking a field goal. Setting the score Damascus 10 Gwynn Park 7, with 10:24 left in 2nd quarter. Gwynn Park bobbles the kick off, and is swarmed at the goal line with a pack of Damascus players. Gwynn Park starts at its 3 yard line, getting a penalty, and get moved back to 1.5 yard line. Damascus is putting intense pressure on Gwynn Park, and they now come to 4th and 12. Gwynn Park will be punting from rear of end zone, it bounces to their own 44 yard line. Damascus #4 Dustin Kitzmiller, catches a pass for gain of about 25 yards, only to be negated by a penalty to add a loss of 15 yards to the play now 4th and 25. They punt, Gwynn Park can’t move the ball and turns it back over to Damascus with a punt.
This punt only nets about 25 yards, Damascus will be starting inside Gwynn Park territory. Damascus #9 John Allan Furgeson, picks up about 12 yards on a keeper. Then throws a pass to #6 Michael Rice, for a gain of 32 yards to the 1 yard line. They punch it in for a touchdown on a #9 John Allan Furgeson, keeper. The extra point attempt is good. Setting the score at Damascus 17 Gwynn Park 7 with 2:36 left in 2nd quarter. Gwynn Park #4 Kibwe Galloway, picks up 20 yards on a run. They then throw a pass to #7 Tray Laster, for about 14 yards, followed by #3 Kamari Brown, keeper picking a few yards up. Damascus #55 Jordan Funk, sacks Gwynn Park #3 Kamari Brown, for about a 10 yard loss. Then #15 Ryan Clemons, catches a pass for about 10 yards, they turn it over on downs to Damascus, who take a need to end to 1st half
Gwynn Park #24 Terrell Lindsey, picks up around 25 yards rushing, then #16 Dante Baxter, catches a pass for a gain of about 20 yards. This puts them down near the 15 yard line, they throw a pass under pressure. They get an intentional grounding penalty, for a loss of down to a 3rd and 30, now 4th and 24. This puts Gwynn Park in position to punt, it gets downed inside the Damascus 10 yard line. Damascus #34 TD Ayo-Durojaiye, picks up 15 yard on a run, but turns out to be forced to punt. Gwynn Park throws a pass that is intercepted by Damascus #6 Michael Rice, who returns it 28 yards, putting them inside the Gwynn Park 10 yard line. #34 TD Ayo-Durojaiye, runs and picks up 8 yards.
#21 Gage Dickens, scores on a 2 yard run. With the extra point attempt being good. Setting the score at Damascus 24 – Gwynn Park 7, with 4:32 left in 3rd quarter. Gwynn Park #24 Terrell Lindsey, picks up a 1st down with some tough hits on a 10 yard run. Only to be forced to punt, Damascus takes over on own 32 yard line. They picks up a 1st down with a few short runs and a pass, #25 Aiden Beall,
picks up 6 yards on a short pass. #9 John Allan Furgeson, does a keeper picking up about 15 yards, now at 4th and 5, to end the 3rd quarter.
Damascus #16 Ethan Wentzlaff, picks up about 15 yards, followed by #34 TD Ayo-Durojaiye, picking up the same. They go for it on a 4th and 22 and the pass is incomplete. Gwynn Park takes over near their 30 yard line. On 4th and 5, they throws a pass to #5 Keivon Brooks, and picks up a 1st down and does it again on the next play. On 4th and 21, they throw a deep pass, only to be intercepted by Damascus #2 Colin Gallagher, on the Gwynn Park 2 yard line. They have a short return, giving them the ball on 10 yard line. Damascus #25 Aiden Beall, picks up 37 yards on a run past mid field. #21 Gage Dickens, picks up 5 yards on a short run, #34 TD Ayo-Durojaiye, picks up 20 yards on a run. Damascus is moving the ball, #21 Gage Dickens, picks up 10 yards. Putting them on the one yard line, #21 Gage Dickens, score on a 1 yard run. The extra point attempt is good, setting the score at Damascus 31 Gwynn Park 7, with under 2 minutes to play.
Gwynn Park #5 Keivon Brooks, has picked up a couple of 1st downs with a few sideline catches with under a minute to go. Then Damascus #81 Connor Poole, intercepts a Gwynn Park pass at the goal line. This gives them the ball on the 7 yard line.They take a knee, to end of the game. Damascus wins 31 to 7 and become a 3 Peat State Championship team
Damascus 31 Gwynn Park 7
Photos by James McCrae, Story by Jeffrey Vogt, MoCoDaily
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