Gaithersburg HS Trojans came to win this evening against Clarksburg HS Coyotes. Clarksburg wins the toss and defers. On the opening kickoff #4 Solomon Vault of Gaithersburg returns the kick for a 80 yd. touchdown followed up by #6 Luis Vigil kicking the extra point, Gaithersburg is on the scoreboard within 13 seconds of the game starting 7-0.
The next set of downs for Gaithersburg #15 Kamonte Carter sacks #18 Clarksburg for a loss, and they go 3 and out, with the ensuing punt only going 15 yds. Gaithersburg’s #10 Nick Decarlo misses a snap and recovers it, scrambling for a 20 yd. loss. 35 yd. #4 Solomon Vault rushing across the field for a 35 yd. gain. The second of many miss snaps this time result in Clarksburg recovering the ball. Clarksburg is having difficulty moving the ball down the field, #22 picks up 7 on a run up the middle, and Clarksburg is forced to punt. Gaithersburg starts moving the ball down the field with #4 Solomon Vault rushing for 7 yds. followed by a 24 yd. reception by #22 Zavae Johnson. #4 Solomon Vault rushes on the next play for 17 yds. leaving the ball on the one yd. line, #10 Nick Decarlo does a QB keeper and scores a 1 yd. touchdown, followed by another extra point being kicked by #6 Luis Vigil. Clarksburg #22 returns the kickoff 20 yds.
Starting the 2nd Quarter, it looks as if Clarksburg is going to start moving the ball, with #20 picking a few yds. up and #18 doing a keeper for a gain of 18 yds. which was bought back due to a penalty. on a 4 and 18, Clarksburg goes for it with a long pass, it is intercepted by #8 Marc Smith. #4 Solomon Vault rushes for 7 yds. followed by a pass from # 10 Nick Decarlo to #14 Isaiah Rainey for a pick up of 13 yds. Gaithersburg is moving the ball up and down the field almost at will, #10 Nick Decarlo has another missed snap and loses 8 yds. on the next play, #4 Solomon Vault rushes for a gain of 27 yds. but is injured on the play and is helped to the sidelines, followed up with a cart ride away from the field just prior to halftime, not to return for the rest of the game. #5 Xavier Mosley takes over and picks up 5 yds. on the next run, #10 Nick Decarlo does another keeper for a 10 yd. gain. Gaithersburg tries a 30 yd. field goal which has the distance, but is wide. Clarksburg ball with #20 picking up 15 yds. and #22 rushing for 7 yds. Clarksburg goes deep and #8 Marc Smith intercepts the pass. #10 Nick Decarlo passes to #11 Ariel Martinez for a 40 yd. gain. The third missed snap of the first half results in a loses of 5 yds. #10 Nick Decarlo passes to #3 William Tearney for a gain of 50 yds.. It is now 1st and 5 on the 5, Gaithersburg can’t get it in and ends up kicking a field goal to end the 1st half, Score 17-0 Clarksburg’s Poms and Marching Band perform at halftime.
Clarksburg #22 returns the kickoff for 30 yds. #20 picks up 6 yds. on the next play, followed by #22 picks up 29 yds. getting the ball to the Gaithersburg 5 yard line. #18 gains 4 yds. on a keeper, Clarksburg is forced to call a 2nd time out in the first few minutes of the 3rd quarter. #18 passes to #2 for a touchdown, followed by #46 kicking the extra point. score Gaithersburg 17-7. On the kickoff #11 Ariel Martinez takes it for a 89 yd. touchdown, with #6 Luis Vigil kicking the extra point. Gaithersburg 24-7. During the 4th quarter both teams moved the ball some and both got close but could not capitalize. Clarksburg’s #18 throws an interception with # 6 Luis Vigil returning it for 30 yds.
Final Score Gaithersburg HS 24 Clarksburg HS 7
Story and Photos by Jeffrey Vogt
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The Clarksburg HS Varsity Poms performed at halftime and there photos can be viewed and purchased at
The Clarksburg HS Marching Band performed at halftime and there photos can be viewed and purchased at