Opening Night for the 2018 Montgomery County High School Varsity Football Season is upon us, and starting off with Watkins Mill Wolverines traveling to Silver Spring to play the Blazers of Montgomery Blair.
MoCoDaily elected to cover the game featuring, the Blazers of Montgomery Blair High School vs the Wolverines of Watkins Mill HS Boys Varsity Football, on Friday August 31st, 2018.
During the 1st quarter, the Wolverines have trouble getting the ball moving, and turn it over. The Blazers jump out and end up having to punt, it is a short one, giving the Wolverines the ball back on their own 40 yard-line. The Wolverines move the ball down near the goal line and ends up fumbling the ball, Blazers #13 Alfred Worrell Jr. recovers. The Blazers start moving the ball with a 40 + yard run down the side lines by #21 Christopher Watkins.
Score at end of 1st is Watkins Mill 6 Blair 0
Blazer #21 Christopher Watkins, breaks out another 20 + yard run and gets down near the goal line, and scores on the next play, the extra point attempt is blocked by Wolverines #2 Dejion Martin. The Score is now Blazers 6 Wolverines 6 with 10:50 left in the 2nd quarter. Wolverines #3 Anthony Rush gains around 30 yards rushing up the center, getting into Blazers territory. Only to have the ball intercepted on the next play by Blazers #7 Caleb Francois. Blazers #21 Christopher Watkins scored on a short run, the extra point attempt is no good, setting the score at Blazers 12 Wolverines 6 with 3:20 left in 1st half.
Wolverines goes to punt and it is missed handled, giving the Blazers the ball on the Wolverines 7 yard line. Blazers #3 Brandon Ntankeu, scores on a 3 yard run, and they convert the 2 point conversion going into halftime with the score at Blazers 20 Wolverines 6.
Blazers start the 3rd, with a on-sides kick and they recover it, getting good field position. As the Blazers move the ball down field, #3 Brandon Ntankeu picks up 15 yards, followed by #1 Maada Kposowa catching a touchdown pass, #13 Alfred Worrell Jr. catches the 2 point conversion setting the score Blazers 28 Wolverines 6 with 9:28 in the 3rd. Blazers #1 Maada Kposowa intercepts a pass and returns it for a 90 yard touch down, the extra point attempt is blocked, Score Blazers 34 Wolverines 6 5:05 left in 3rd.
Within a minute or so of the 4th starting 2 of the refs, left to head to Paint Branch, due to the lack of or no refs at their game. The Blazers are now on the Wolverines 1 yard line with a 1st down and the Wolverines force them to turn it over on downs. The Wolverines #2 Dejion Martin catches a 55 yard pass getting them out passed mid field. Followed by #5 Lucas Elenga scores on a 45 yard yard keeper, the 2 point conversion is no good. Setting the score at Blazers 34 Wolverines 12 with 5:45 left in the game. With 37 seconds left in the game, Blazers #13 Alfred Worrell Jr. recovers a fumble, the Blazers take a knee to end the game.
Montgomery Blair 34 Watkins Mill 12
Photos and Story, by Jeffrey Vogt of Jeffrey Vogt Photography and MoCoDaily
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The Varsity Cheerleading performed during the game
The Varsity Poms performed during the game
MCPS Varsity Football Standings can be viewed at 2018-2019 MCPS Varsity Football Scores and Standings ***Updated Weekly on Saturdays or Sundays***