Archive for ‘Football’

November 30, 2012

Football: Quince Orchard Falls In Championship Game For Second Straight Year

by Eric Meany

BALTIMORE — The Quince Orchard and Henry A. Wise High School football teams both relied on run-heavy offensive schemes that complimented their relentlessly stingy defenses to dominate opponents all year long. But with time running out in the fourth quarter of the MPSSAA Class 4A State Championship Game at M&T Bank Stadium on Friday, each team placed its title hopes on the throwing shoulder of its quarterback.

Wise’s Isaiah Black lobbed a 24-yard touchdown pass to Micah Till with 2:14 left in the game and Joseph Shelton intercepted a pass from Quince Orchard’s Matt Choi on the goal line a minute-and-a-half later to give the Pumas a 12-7 victory and the first football championship in the seven-year history of the Prince George’s County school.

“They made a play and we didn’t,” said coach Dave Mencarini, whose Cougars (12-2) lost in the state final for the second consecutive season. “It’s not our defense’s fault. They’ve been stopping passing teams all year long.”

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November 23, 2012

Football Playoffs: Friday, November 23

MPSSAA Class 4A Semifinals

Quince Orchard 21, Westminster 19

The Westminster High School football team missed a 37-yard field goal attempt as time expired to give visiting Quince Orchard a 21-19 win in the semifinal round of the MPSSAA Class 4A Sate Championship Tournament on Friday.

November 18, 2012

Football: Good Counsel Takes Fourth Straight WCAC Title

Senior quarterback Brendan Marshall and receiver Kendall Fuller connected for three touchdowns and Dorian O’Daniel rushed for 144 yards to lead the Our Lady of Good Counsel High School football team to a 26-14 win over DeMatha in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championship Game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Sunday.

The win marked the fourth consecutive year that the Falcons have won the WCAC title. They beat Gonzaga, 42-0, in last year’s championship game.

Marshall, a University of Virginia recruit, made the start after being listed as questionable during the week due to a knee injury suffered in Good Counsel’s semifinal win against St. John’s.

November 16, 2012

Football Playoffs: Friday, November 16

4A West Regional Final

Quince Orchard 41, Northwest 14

4A North Regional Final

Westminster 62, Sherwood 28

3A West Regional Final

Urbana 26, Seneca Valley 17

November 14, 2012

Football: Owens Out As Coach At Richard Montgomery

Neal Owens announced his resignation as head coach of the Richard Montgomery High School football team after the school’s fall awards banquet on Tuesday, players said. Owens later confirmed the news on his Twitter account:

It has been my pleasure and honor to be the coach at RM for the last three years. It is with extreme sadness that I am resigning.

Speculation from players, seemingly corroborated by a subsequent tweet from Owens, is that second-year offensive coordinator John Redmon is in position to take over as head coach. The 28-year-old Redmon, who played quarterback for the Rockets in 2001 and 2002, served as Richard Montgomery’s junior varsity head coach during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Owens guided the Rockets to a 6-4 record this season, narrowly missing out on the school’s first playoff appearance since 2005. In three years under Owens the team went a combined 11-19, finishing 5-5 in 2011 and 0-10 in 2010.

Before being hired to replace Jeremy Lott in 2010, Owens had spent time as junior varsity head coach at Rockville and as a varsity assistant coach at Einstein and Walter Johnson.

November 9, 2012

Football Playoffs: Friday, November 9

4A West Regional Semifinals

(1) Quince Orchard 55, (4) Bethesda-Chevy Chase 13

(2) Northwest 34, (3) Churchill 7

4A North Regional Semifinals

(1) Westminster 51, (4) Blake 7

(2) Sherwood 26, (3) Catonsville 7

3A West Regional Semifinals

(2) Seneca Valley 12, (3) North Hagerstown 7

(4) Urbana 24, (1) Damascus 23 (OT)

2A West Regional Semifinals

(2) Walkersville 49, (3) Poolesville 7

WCAC Semifinals

Good Counsel 21, St. John’s 7

November 3, 2012

Football Scoreboard: Saturday, November 3

Good Counsel 48, Carroll 0

November 2, 2012

Football Scoreboard: Friday, November 2

Bethesda-Chevy Chase 27, Walter Johnson 20

Bullis 48, Episcopal 0

Damascus 35, Northwood 12

Einstein 28, Blake 20

Gaithersburg 51, Wootton 27

Georgetown Prep 28, Landon 27 (OT)

Kennedy 18, Blair 8

Lackey 42, Wheaton 0

Northwest 54, Richard Montgomery 20

Poolesville 28, Rockville 7

Quince Orchard 62, Magruder 0

Seneca Valley 20, Watkins Mill 14

Sherwood 17, Churchill 10

Springbrook 13, Clarksburg 6

Whitman 27, Paint Branch 7

October 15, 2012

Football: 11 From MoCo Selected For Crab Bowl High School All-Star Game

Eleven Montgomery County seniors were included in the selections announced Monday for the Maryland Crab Bowl high school football all-star game, to be played on December 21.

  • Tyler Ambush, cornerback – Northwest
  • Zach Bradshaw, linebacker – Damascus (committed to Virginia)
  • Kirk Garner, cornerback – Good Counsel (committed to Virginia)
  • Kieran Gregory, defensive end – Quince Orchard (committed to Richmond)
  • James Jones-Williams, running back – Seneca Valley
  • Thomas Lucas, cornerback – Paint Branch (committed to Connecticut)
  • Ryan Markush, wide receiver – Northwest
  • Marcus Newby, linebacker – Quince Orchard (committed to Nebraska)
  • Jonathan Quigley, offensive guard – Paint Branch (committed to Hampton)
  • Malaki Roy, wide receiver – Sherwood
  • Carlo St. Regis, linebacker – Quince Orchard
September 2, 2012

Football: Paint Branch 41, Rockville 18

Photos from Paint Branch’s 41-18 victory over Rockville at Blair High School in Silver Spring on Saturday. Click on images for higher resolution versions. All photos by Eric Meany.

Rockville quarterback Spencer Brigman


Paint Branch quarterback Gaston Cooper


Rockville defender Rodrigo Linares in pursuit of Paint Branch running back Manyo Nkiri


Rockville receiver Pranish Katwal