MoCoDaily elected to cover the game featuring, the Falcons of Poolesville High School vs the Hornets of Damascus High School Boys Varsity Football at Gaithersburg HS, on Saturday September 29th, 2018.
During the opening drive, the Hornets fumble and it is recovered by the Falcons. We are 4 minutes into the 1st and it appears that neither team can move the ball. As the Hornets get into a grove #4 Preston Murray scores on a short pass, with the extra point being good, setting the score at Damascus 7 Poolesville 0 with 4:12 left in the 1st. Quickly the Hornets score again with #26 Chris Shaw, on a 20 yard run, the extra point is blocked by Falcons #2 Ethan Gaddis, setting the score at Damascus 13 Poolesville 0 with 32 seconds left in the 1st.
Falcons go to punt and it is bobbled, the Hornets recover. On the next play #6 TD Ayo-Durojaiye scores on a 6 yard run, they go for 2 point conversion and fail. Setting the score at Damascus 19 Poolesville 0 with 10:59 left in the 2nd. The Hornets have trouble with a snap and the QB has to throw off balance and it is intercepted by Falcons #5 Brandon Taylor on their own 23 yard line. The Falcon end up unable to move the ball and have to punt from deep in their own territory, it is returned by Hornets #6 TD Ayo-Durojaiye for a 50 yard touchdown, the extra point is good, setting the score at Damascus 26 Poolesville 0 with 4:23 left in the 2nd.
The Falcons kick off to start the 3rd quarter. Hornets #6 TD Ayo-Durojaiye scores on a 63 yard run, extra point is good, setting the score at Damascus 33 Poolesville 0, with 11:42 left in the 3rd. Hornets #6 TD Ayo-Durojaiye intercepts a Falcons pass and returns it 20 yards for a touchdown, the extra point is good, setting the score at Damascus 40 Poolesville 0 with 8 minutes left in the 3rd. Falcons fumble and is recovered by the Hornets at midfield.
Hornets #20 JP Ward scores on a 17 yard run, the extra point is good, setting the score at Damascus 47 Poolesville 0 with 9:13 left in the game.
Damascus 47 Poolesville 0
Photos and Story, by Jeffrey Vogt of Jeffrey Vogt Photography and MoCoDaily
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The Varsity Poms performed during the game
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