The Trojans of Gaithersburg HS are hosting the Cougars of Quince Orchard HS, in a rainy deary afternoon, The Trojans wins toss defer to 2nd half, The Cougars return the opening kick off for 45 yards. The Cougars are on the Trojans 27 yard line and fumble, Trojans recover on the 20 yard line. Refs are discussing a penalty and Cougars end up getting 2 dead ball penalty’s, and winds up with a 15 yd loss, Trojans can not move the ball, and are forced to punts from mid field, it takes a short bounce and sets the Cougars to start from the 12 yd line. Within a few plays the Cougars #1 Shawn Barlow rushes up the center to pick up 14 yards, then they throw a 64 yard pass to #2 Nick Moon for a touchdown pass, the extra point is good, Cougars 7 Trojans 0 with 7 minutes left in the 1st quarter. The Cougars kick off into end zone, allowing the Trojans to start from their own 20. The Trojans can’t move the ball and punt on a 4th and 20, Cougars #2 Nick Moon returns punt for 35 yards, setting the Cougars up on the Trojans 13 yard line. Cougars #1 Shawn Barlow takes a short 13 yard run to score, extra point good, Cougars 14 0 with 4:09 in 1st.
The Cougars kick off into end zone, setting the Trojans to starts on 20, The Trojans quarterback is sacked by Cougars #5 Raymond Butler, and gets illegal procedure penalty, next play, #7 Carlin Bason runs towards sideline for a short gain leading to a 4th and 5, and bobble the punt, ball end up on Trojans 39 yard line. The Cougars start marching down field, with a short pass to #44 Eisley Kim for a 1st down, then #44 Eisley Kim rushes for a 21 yard gain, #1 Shawn Barlow scores on a short 5 yard run, extra point is good, Cougars 21 Trojans 0 with 1 minute left in 1st. Cougars kicks into end zone, Trojans again starting on the 20, and ending the 1st quarter at Cougars 21 Trojans 0.
Trojans come to a 4th and 12, forced to punt, giving the Cougars the ball near mid field, they fumble and recover the ball on own 34 yard line, #44 Eisley Kim catches short shuffle pass and picks up around 26 yards, now on the Trojans 27 yard line, #32 Jack Malakoff picks 12 yards on short run, #1 Shawn Barlow scores on a 12 yard run, extra point good, Cougars 28 Trojans 0 with 9:32 left in 2nd. Trojans are able to return ensuing kickoff for about 15 yards, starting on 36 yd line, Trojans #7 Carlin Bason scrambles towards sidelines for short lose, then throws a pass out-of-bounds, almost being picked off by the Cougars. Now forced to punt, and putting the Cougars on their own goal line to start, they go 3 and out, forced to punt from the end zone. The Trojans runs a little backwards trying to find an opening and ends up losing a few yards on the return, will starts from mid field. Cougars defense is playing tough and stacking the Trojans offense up at the line on most plays. Cougars sidelines receives a sidelines warning, for being to close to the field, then the ref comes over to Gaithersburg side and lets them know to stay off the field also. With a 4th and 2, The Trojans line up to punts from the Cougars 48, turns out to be a fake punt and they pick up the 1st down. Trojans #2 Philip Oni short run for a few yards, #3 Marqel Simpkins picks up a 1st with a short run, #7 Carlin Bason scrambles to the sidelines trying to throw a pass and gets hit out-of-bounds, and knocks a person over on the Cougars sidelines, they get called for a late hit penalty. Trojans now on the Cougars 21 after the penalty, with 2:06 left in 2nd, Cougars #13 Fofie Bazzie intercepts a pass near the goal and returns it for a short gain, with 11 seconds left the Cougars takes a knee and it is halftime.
I am unable to post a complete story on the game, the digital recorder I used to take notes got wet and I am unable to retrieve all of the notes.
Final Score Quince Orchard 42 Gaithersburg 12
Story and Photos by Jeffrey Vogt
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