MoCoDaily elected to cover the game featuring, the Trojans of Gaithersburg HS vs the Cougars of Quince Orchard HS, Varsity Football, on Friday November 3rd, 2017
The Trojans of Gaithersburg HS, win the coin toss and elect to receive the kick off.
With the 1st set of downs the Trojans go 3 and out and are forced to punt, there is a penalty on the Cougars of Quince Orchard HS. This gives the ball, to the Trojans with a new 1st down and the ball at mid field. The Trojans can not move the ball and end up punting again, giving the Cougars the ball on their own 20 yard line. In the next few plays the Cougars come up with #6 catching a pass for approximately 50 Yards. Setting the next play up for a quick touchdown by #15 Marquez Cooper with the extra point being good. Score Cougars 7 Trojans 0 with 7:15 left in the 1st quarter.
Quince Orchard #23 Ronnell Dennis Jr. intercepts a Trojans pass and returns it 25 yards for a touchdown, the extra point attempt is no good. Score Cougars 13 Trojans 0. The Trojans fumble near their own goal line and Cougars #70 Logan Moyer, recovers the fumble on the Trojans 12 yard line. Cougars #15, Marquez Cooper scores on a short run, with the extra point being good. Score Cougars 20 Trojans 0 with 5:47 left in the 1st quarter. Trojans are starting to move down the field, and turn it over on a failed 4th and 7, Cougars #81 Brendan McGonagle, scores on a 53 yard pass reception, with the extra point being good. Score Cougars 27 Trojans 0 with 2:35 left in the 1st quarter.
Cougars #8 Seckret Murphy intercepts a pass and returns it around 20 yards, placing the ball on the Trojans 9 yard line. The Cougars #4 Tre Wade scores on a short run, with the extra point being good. Score Cougars 34 Trojans 0 with 7:15 left in the 1st quarter.
With the start of the 2nd quarter, the Trojans are now moving the ball and maintaining the clock. They strike and score their 1st touchdown on a short run by Trojan #6 Sidrick Ofori, with the extra point being good. Setting the score at Cougars 34 Trojans 7 with 8:38 left in the 2nd quarter. The Cougars jump back and score on a short pass to #88 , with the extra point attempt coming up short. Setting the score Cougars 40 Trojans 7 with 4:17 left in the 1st half. The Cougars #13 Dylan Wells scores on a 51 yard pass, with the extra point being good. Setting the score at Cougars 47 Trojans 7 with :33 left in the 1st half. With 3 seconds left the Trojans throw a huge 60 yard pass to #5 Anthony Frazier down the sidelines, for a touchdown, with the extra point being good. Setting the score at Cougars 47 Trojans 14.
Varsity Cheerleading and Poms
Halftime show featured the Gaitehrsburg HS Varsity Cheerleading and Poms, photos can be viewed in their respective galleries.
Halftime show featuring the Gaithersburg HS Marching Band, photos can be viewed in their respective galleries.
We left due to prior commitments at halftime
Quince Orchard 60 Gaithersburg 21
Photos and Story by Jeffrey Vogt, MoCoDaily
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MCPS Scores and Standings can be viewed at 2017 MCPS Weekly Scores and Standings