Opening the 2013-2014 season, The Swarmin Hornets of Damascus High Schools travel to play the Titans of A E Einstein High School. The Titans win the toss and elect to receive, they go 3 and out and have to punt. Damascus #2 Jalen Christian, returns the punt 76 yd.’s. for a touchdown. #35 Joseph Curry kicks the extra point, Damascus 7 Einstein 0. The Swarmin Hornets kick and recover the ball on the Titans 35. #34 Jake Funk rushes for 12 yd.’s. #2 Jalen Christian rushes for 15 yd.’s for his 2nd touchdown in the 1st 4 minutes of the game. The extra point was no good. Damascus 13 Einstein 0. Einstein Titans go 3 and out again, its 4th and 22 and punt again. Swarmin Hornets #3 Tyee Buttrey catches a pass for a 25 yd. gain, #7 Stephon Jacob score a touchdown on the next pass, #35 Joseph Curry kicks the extra point to make the score Damascus 19 Einstein 0, with 4:50 left in the 1st qtr. Einstein 3 and out and punt, #2 Jalen Christian breaks free and returns the punt 30 yd.’s. #34 Jake Funk rushes 34 yds. for a touchdown and they do a 2 point conversion, score Damascus 28 Einstein 0, 3:14 left in the 1st qtr. Einstein goes 3 and out, with a 4th and 9, the punt is blocked. #9 Chase Williams scrambles out of the pocket for a 19 yd. gain. Starting the 2nd qtr. #25 Kevin Proctor rushes for a 14 yd. touchdown with the extra point being good, Damascus now has a running clock score 35 Einstein 0. Titans go 3 and out forced to punt on a 4th and 22. Hornets #9 Chase Williams is sacked for a 16 yd. lost, Hornet go 3 and out and are forced to punt. The titans have started moving the ball and get 3 1st downs and final #81 John Muncill scores on a 21 yd. pass, the extra point is blocked by Hornets #34 Jake Funk. Score Damascus 35 Einstein 6. Halftime with the Titans Marching Band and Poms perform for the crowd. Starting the 3rd qtr. Hornets #2 Jalen Christian returns the kickoff for a 75 yd. touchdown only to be called back for a block in the back penalty. #25 Kevin Proctor rushes for 15 yds. and is injured, next play #4 Alec Magnas scores on a 25 yd. run followed by #35 Joseph Curry kicking the extra point, 8:59 left in the 3rd qtr., Damascus 42 Einstein 6. Einstein again starts to move the ball, #10 Roy Russell IV picks up 5 yds. on a keeper, #3 Khalil Wilson pick up a 1st down with a 6 yd. run, the next play Khalil Wilson rushes for 5 yds., #80 Jamal Lodge picks up 40 yds. on a pass, and the Titans are in scoring range with a 1st and 10 on the 23 yard line, #3 Khalil Wilson picks up 7 yds., followed by #7 Joel Rufino stumbling 17 yds. for a touchdown, #3 Khalil Wilson converts the extra point for 2, score Damascus 42 Einstein 15.
Hornets #12 Lakye Alston return the kick for 62 yds., #10 Ari Cacopardo rushes for 16 yds. and a 1st down, #8 Tait Buttrey rushes 1/2 yd. for a touchdown, extra point good, score Damascus 49 Einstein 15 with 1:43 left in the 3rd qtr.
Titans #3 Khalil Wilson returns the kick for 80 yds. and a touchdown, #7 Joel Rufino converts for 2, Score Damascus 49 Einstein 22
Story and Photos by Jeffrey Vogt
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