Damascus shuts out Watkins Mill

Watkins Mill wins the toss and elects to receive, during the opening play Wolverines #8 Markel Grant throws a pass and #2 Jalen Christian of Damascus intercepts giving the Hornets the ball, #34 Jake Funk fumbles and it is recovered by Wolverines #23 Adrian Torres-Vista. The Wolverines can not move the ball much and is forced to punt, it ricochet off a Hornets player and is recovered by Wolverines #13 Michael Prophet, The Wolverines can’t move the ball and end up giving it back to the Hornets, who appear to have trouble moving the ball very well, come up short and are set to punt, then Watkins Mill draws a penalty for 12 men on the field, this sets up the Hornets #34 Jake Funk for the 1st touchdown with 31 seconds left in the 1st qtr. Damascus 7-0

Starting the 2nd, the Wolverines get to a 4th and 1 and thru a pass that is too far over the receiver and turn the ball over to the Hornets, Hornets get to a 4th down on the 4 yard line, and #13 Derek Gibson does a QB sneak to get the 1st down, #34 Jake Funk punches it in for a touchdown with 7:47 left in the 2nd qtr. The next score came on a 4th down and 7 with QB #13 Derek Gibson throwing a pass to #4 Alec Magas and they go for a 2 point conversion that was converted by #34 Jake Funk. Score Damascus 21-0 with 4:40 left in the 2nd qtr. Damascus is now taking control of the game and marching down field pretty easy, they get their 4th touchdown with 2:29 left in the 1st half on a 55 yard run by #10 Deegar Fuller, Score Damascus 28-0 at half.

During the 3rd qtr, Wolverines #16 Delonte Powell throws a pass and it is intercepted by #3 Anthony Jordan, the QB #13 Derek Gibson fumbles and is picked up by #57 Luke Moon who runs for a 47 yard return getting the ball deep into Damascus territory, looks like the Wolverines are getting ready to get on the board and ends up throwing an interception to Hornets #5 Daquan Grimes who scores a 73 yard touchdown with 6:30 left in the 3rd. During the fourth qtr, the Wolverines throws another interception to Hornets #23 Rock Carlacci, The Hornets marched down field and #46 scores on a 11 yard run with approximately 2:00 left in the 4th, Score Damascus 42-0

Final Score Damascus HS 42 Watkins Mill HS 0

Story and Photos by Jeffrey Vogt

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