We arrived at Gaithersburg HS, to see the start of halftime show featuring the Marching Band and the Varsity Poms of Magruder hit the field.
Magruder HS Colonels kick off for the start of the 3rd quarter, and the Wolverines of Watkins Mill HS end up going 3 and out and are forced to punt. The Colonels start moving the ball down the field slowly, with a pass from #9 Ben Wilson to #3 Michael Nicklow that appears to have been caught and fumbled with the Wolverines recovering and the referees confer and call it an incomplete pass. The Colonels are in striking distance and decide to go for it on 4th and 5, and fumble the toss, Wolverines recover on their own 27 yard line. Wolverines #8 Markel Grant throws 2 passes in a row that are almost picked off by the Colonels, and punt on 4th and 11, the punt is returned 55 yards for a touchdown by #5 Peter Nankhuni, extra point good, setting the score at Magruder 19 Watkins Mill 16, with 3:15 left in the 3rd.
The Wolverines are able to move down field using short passes and runs, they get to the Colonels 9 yard line and go for it on 4th and 3 and fail to convert. Colonels turn around and go 3 and out and punt, followed by the Wolverines going to 4th and 10, they line up to go for it and the Colonels call a time out. Wolverines fail to convert and turn it over. The Colonels take over on the Wolverines 31 yard line, the Colonels end up failing to convert on 4th and 1 and turn it over with 4:53 left. The Wolverines and now moving down filed again and are on the Colonels 26 yard line with 2 minutes left, and throw a pass to #2 Brian McNeary for a 21 yard touchdown, the extra point attempt was blocked, with 1:04 left in the game. Wolverines #12 Luis Jimenez intercepts a Colonels pass to seal the game up.
Final Score Watkins 22 Mill Magruder 19
Story and Photos by Jeffrey Vogt
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