November 22, 2017

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Damascus-Walkersville: A spectacle, the officiating mishap, thoughts and lessons learned

Follow @k_fadd For nearly a year, we’ve anticipated a Clash of the Champions between Damascus — 2015 and 2016 3A state champs, which bumped down to 2A in 2017 — and Walkersville, last winter’s 2A […]

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Highlight Video: Damascus vs. Walkersville for the 2A West title

DAMASCUS — Damascus defeated Walkersville, 7-3, Friday night, winning the 2A West regional championship and improving its winning-streak to 40.

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Clash of the Champions: Bulletin board material fuels Damascus in slugfest win over Walkersville

Follow @k_fadd DAMASCUS — All week long, Damascus and John Allan Furgeson let the doubt and animosity simmer. About how the 39-game winning streak was going to come to an abrupt end Friday night. About […]

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Quince Orchard vanquishes Northwest, 31-21, for 4A West region title

GAITHERSBURG — In three of the past four meetings, Northwest came to Quince Orchard and beat them in the playoffs. The Cougars beat them each of those times in the regular season, but just couldn’t […]

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Clash of the Champions: Everything you need for Damascus-Walkersville

Follow @k_fadd WHAT: Damascus (11-0) vs. Walkersville (11-0) for the MPSSAA Class 2A West region championship WHERE: Damascus High School WHEN: 7 p.m. kickoff; gates open at 5 p.m. RADIO: 1450AM The Source STATE POLL: No. 3 […]

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Don’t underestimate ‘Zeus’: Jacob Wetzel leads Walkersville into hyped bout against Damascus

Follow @k_fadd What started as a playful joke has now escalated into a source of embodiment for Walkersville’s Jacob Wetzel. Last June, during a daily-themed school spirit week, Wetzel dressed along the lines of a […]

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Damascus faces legacy-cementing, heavyweight bout with Walkersville

Follow @k_fadd The sign fixes above a locker room passageway as a conspicuous reminder of why he and the 20-or-so senior members of the Damascus High School football team started this illustrious journey on the […]

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Q&A: Previewing Damascus-Walkersville with Wootton offensive coordinator Chris Papadopoulos

Chris Papadopoulos is the offensive coordinator of Wootton, which had one of the most dynamic and explosive passing attacks in the state. They were also only team to play Damascus and Walkersville in the regular […]

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Highlight Video: Oakdale Vs. Walkersville Playoffs Round 1

WALKERSVILLE – No. 4 Walkersville runs wild on No. 16 Oakdale advancing to the 2A West Regional matchup against Damascus.

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Quince Orchard obliterates Einstein to set up another region final with rival Northwest

GAITHERSBURG — As the first round 2017 4A West playoffs unfolded on the Quince Orchard sideline, all you could hear from players and coaches was finishing quickly, imposing their will, acting like professionals — although […]

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St. John’s defeats Gonzaga, enters playoffs undefeated in WCAC play for first time since 1975

Follow @_bwarren BURTONSVILLE — As the defense forced sack after sack in the second half and the offense piled up touchdowns, the St. John’s sideline grew louder, yelling in adulation for their brothers on the […]

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Highlight Video: No. 16 Oakdale Vs. No. 4 Walkersville

WALKERSVILLE – No. 4 Walkersville turns away No. 16 Oakdale becoming Central Maryland Conference Champion and remaining undefeated.

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Not in their House: No. 4 Walkersville turns away No. 16 Oakdale

Follow @k_fadd WALKERSVILLE – Even when the game was over, when the Walkersville football team adjoined midfield and hummed to the tune of John Denver’s Take Me Home, Country Roads, as the packed house filed […]

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Highlight Video: Broadneck Vs. Meade

Follow @Evan_Engelhard Fort Meade, MD. —  Broadneck earns a spot in the 4A playoffs after a late fourth quarter surge on the road to beat the Meade Mustangs.

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St. John’s exorcises demons to beat DeMatha for the first time in 23 years

Follow @_bwarren WASHINGTON, D.C. —  For so long, St. John’s was achingly close to beating the legendary DeMatha football program, only to fall short. Just a season ago, the Cadets were within a quarter of […]

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Highlight Video: Kent Island Vs. Oakdale

No. 20 Oakdale pulls away from Kent Island in second half to remain unbeaten.

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No. 2 Wise leaves no doubt in drubbing of Oxon Hill

Follow @_bwarren UPPER MARLBORO — Everything was business as usual for Wise, even after they heard they were ranked No. 1 in the latest high school football rankings in The Washington Post. The Pumas have […]

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No. 20 Oakdale pulls away from Kent Island to remain unbeaten

Follow @k_fadd IJAMSVILLE — Bryce De Maille rushed over to his quarterback, Collin Schlee, who sat on the metal bench squirting water in his mouth after the two hooked up for a 52-yard pass-and-score. When […]

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Highlight Video: No. 6 Walkersville Vs. No. 15 Linganore

Linganore – The No. 6 Lions roared for 347 yards on the ground alone to beat No. 15 Linganore on the road 40-10

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Highlight Video: No.10 Bullis Vs. No. 8 Quince Orchard

Bullis staves off Quince Orchard in overtime, 42-41.

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Christian Etchison shifts Westminster into high gear, past Manchester Valley in 50-7 rout

Follow @JoeSchillerr WESTMINSTER — Junior quarterback Christian Etchison stepped on to his home turf Friday night knowing his team needed to get off to a quick start. Coming off a tough 52-28 loss to ranked […]

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Paint Branch earns an emotional victory over Blair, 20-14

Follow @_bwarren BURTONSVILLE — On 4th-and-short with 44 seconds left remaining in the fourth frame, Paint Branch head coach Mike Nesmith decided he was going to put the pressure on his defense to get the […]

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No. 10 Bullis staves off No. 8 Quince Orchard in OT, 42-41

Follow @k_fadd GAITHERSBURG — With his heart still pumping in adrenaline, the heavy-breathed Eric McKan III ran his fingers through his sopping-wet hair, trying to describe the emotions of Bullis’ palpitating 42-41 overtime win at […]

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MSA high school football Week 4 central: Top 25 scoreboard, blog and more

Follow @MDSportsAccess With three weeks down (four if you count private schools), here is your one-stop-shop for everything you need for Week 4. Our Game of the Week is a juicy public-private clash between No. 8 Quince […]

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MPSSAA official high school football playoff standings through Week 3

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 4

Below are our Week 3 power rankings, which exist for a different purpose than the state media poll (this is where strength of schedule and quality of play matters). Please send questions or comments to […]

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Highlight Video: Seneca Valley Vs. No 10 Northwest

Germantown – No. 10 Northwest keeps the Kings trophy of Germantown for the second consecutive season after defeating rival Seneca Valley 31-7.

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MPSSAA official football playoff standings through Week 2

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MSA high school football Week 3 central: Top 25 scoreboard, blog and more

Follow @MDSportsAccess With two weeks down (three if you count private schools), here is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about Week 3. Our Game of the Week is the annual Jesuit Gridiron Classic between […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 3

Below are our Week 3 power rankings, which exist for a different purpose than the state media poll (this is where strength of schedule and quality of play matters). Please send questions or comments to […]

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No. 23 Mount St. Joseph ‘back on track’ with pivotal win at No. 10 Good Counsel

OLNEY — Mount St. Joseph started this season out with a nail-biting loss against St. Mary’s Ryken on the road. With another opportunity against a ranked team in the state on the road Friday night, […]

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No. 3 Wise grinds out penalty-marred game with No. 14 Calvert Hall, 15-13

Follow @_bwarren UPPER MARLBORO — The Pumas only needed one more stop on defense to win this highly anticipated public school-private school matchup. On one side was 5-star senior cornerback AJ Lytton, and on the […]

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Highlight Video: No. 8 Damascus vs. No. 24 Sherwood

Follow @Evan_Engelhard DAMASCUS — No. 8 Damascus pummeled No. 24 Sherwood on Friday night in its home-opener, 42-7, behind Gage Dickens’ four touchdowns. Watch the highlights below.

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No. 13 Walkersville uses four-tailback rotation, suffocating defense in blowout win

Follow @BenSpectorMSA WALKERSVILLE — On a night which essentially was a coronation for the defending MPSSAA Class 2A state champions, the Walkersville Lions showed they didn’t have any plans to abdicate the throne just yet. […]

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MSA high school football Top 25 scoreboard and blog: Week 2

Follow @MDSportsAccess After a relatively inauspicious Week 1, we hope Week 2 brings more tightly contests and fireworks. There are four Top 25 matchups and a host of other intriguing matchups, and fortunately for you, […]

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MPSSAA official football playoff standings through Week 1

Follow @MDSportsAccess The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association released the official football playoff standings through Week 1 of play on Wednesday morning.  While nine weeks still remain until the playoffs, it’s necessary to monitor […]

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Even without a Division I playmaker, Fort Hill is still the team to beat in Class 1A

Follow @k_fadd Say what you want about Fort Hill — its one-dimensional style taking on a usually vanilla schedule in Maryland’s lowest classification — they flat out get it done with the ultimate gridiron formula: […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 2

Below are our Week 2 power rankings, which exist for a different purpose than the state media poll (this is where strength of schedule and quality of play matters), along with a tidbit about each […]

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Highlight Video: No. 25 North Point vs. Old Mill

Follow @Evan_Engelhard WALDORF — No. 25 North Point defeated Old Mill, 42-0, in its first game of the regular season on Friday night at home. Watch the highlights below.

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Calvert Hall’s defense fuels offensive outburst in 42-7 win over Dundalk

Follow @TPeace19 BALTIMORE — When Calvert Hall’s Tariq Fields recovered the opening kickoff after a muffed catch attempt by Dundalk, it seemed like that turnover would be a tone-setter for the rest of the game. The […]

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Aris Hilliard’s monster game powers Tuscarora past Milford Mill, 38-14

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE — Aris Hilliard roamed the end zone, doing all he could to tame the nervous energy weaving through his 5-foot-8 frame as he awaited the opening kickoff to Tuscarora’s football season. The […]

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No. 8 Damascus rides offensive line to pull away from Blake, 41-17

SILVER SPRING — On Friday night, the defending MPSSAA Class 3A state champion Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets went on the road and against Blake, putting its 28-game win-streak on the line. After a test in the […]

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Juwon Farri’s four touchdowns powers No. 11 Northwest past Wootton, 53-36

Follow @_bwarren ROCKVILLE — All Juwon Farri had to do to slam the door shut on Northwest’s season opener was make one Wootton defender miss and be off to the races. However, on his last […]

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Allegany outlasts Dunbar, 49-42, on a night paid homage to legendary coach Jack Gilmore

CUMBERLAND — After Allegany’s 49-42 shootout win over Dunbar, and on a night when the school honored legendary coach Jack Gilmore, Campers coach Bryan Hansel choked up when he was asked how to describe the moment. […]

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Behind Jones’ four total touchdowns, No. 25 North Point routs Old Mill, 42-0

Follow @k_fadd WALDORF — JeMichael Jones shifted right and then bounced left, following behind the durable North Point offensive line that operated like a well-oiled machine. A few gallops later, after blowing through the rickety […]

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MSA high school football Top 25 scoreboard and blog: Week 1

Follow @MDSportsAccess After countless hours of preparation, the grind meets the pavement on Friday and Saturday for every team that didn’t kickoff the 2017 regular season last weekend. This week, our number one, St. Frances, […]

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2017 MIAA football preview: Once again, everybody is chasing St. Frances

Follow @MDSportsAccess What: Breaking down the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association  The field: … A Conference — St. Frances Academy (10-2, 6-0), Archbishop Spalding (9-2, 5-1), McDonogh (8-3, 4-2), Mount St. Joseph (7-4, 3-3), Calvert Hall (7-5, […]

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Get to know Caleb Williams, Gonzaga’s freshman signal-caller

Follow @k_fadd Caleb Williams isn’t shy about sharing why he picked to attend and play football for Gonzaga College High School over other area powerhouses. “I’ve had a goal that I’ve had for about, say, […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 1

Follow @MDSportsAccess Below are our Week 1 power rankings, which exist for a different purpose than the state media poll (this is where strength of schedule and quality of play matters), along with a tidbit […]

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No. 7 Gonzaga (D.C.) forces six turnovers to dismantle No. 14 Gilman, 38-0

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE – Dean Engram will tell you, he played an important role on last year’s Gonzaga football team. But this year as a junior – with veterans Sam Brown, Tyree Randolph and Max Fisher […]

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Opener between No. 6 McDonogh and No. 21 Pallotti cancelled

Follow @k_fadd MCDONOGH — The No. 6 McDonogh Eagles and the No. 21 St. Vincent Pallotti Panthers were ready to clash on Saturday night in a battle between a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference […]

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No. 3 St. John’s (D.C.) tops Jones (Fla.) to open season, 49-30

Follow @_bwarren WASHINGTON, D.C. — After the 49-30 win over Jones (Fla.) on Saturday, Joe Casamento couldn’t help but to be critical of his team. He let the young Cadets know they gave a good […]

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DeMatha loses 5-star RB MarShawn Lloyd to a broken wrist suffered against Bishop Gorman

Follow @k_fadd Not once, not twice, but for the third year in a row, DeMatha loses a star player for the season to injury. On Friday night, after the 35-23 loss to reigning national champion […]

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No. 1 DeMatha comes up short in 35-23 loss to reigning national champion Bishop Gorman

Follow @k_fadd For much of Friday night’s game in Las Vegas, No. 1 DeMatha appeared destined to deliver the same level of heroics that won them the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title in epic comeback […]

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No. 1 DeMatha plays Bishop Gorman tonight on ESPNU. Here are players to watch for

Follow @MDSportsAccess The high school football season, for Maryland at least, kicks off tonight when No. 1 DeMatha spars with Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, the second-ranked team nationally by MaxPreps. You can watch the […]

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MSA Top 25 scoreboard and blog: Week 0

Follow @MDSportsAccess FINALLY! It’s game weekend in the high school football world, at least for some private schools. There’s a solid slate of games, and fortunately for you, the MSA team is here to be […]

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After a three-year wait, Ty Lenhart gets his shot against Bishop Gorman on ESPNU

Follow @k_fadd Ty Lenhart never thought about jumping ships. Even after losing the starting quarterback job as a freshman, sophomore and junior — the all-important season for a college recruit — Lenhart wanted to stay […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 0

Follow @MDSportsAccess It’s that time of year again: When we take a shot in the dark and produce high school football rankings with minimal information to fall back on. As it should, these rankings will […]

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2017 DeMatha football preview: Stags aim to keep dynasty ablaze in pursuit of fifth straight WCAC title

Follow @MDSportsAccess Last year’s record: 12-0, Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions Head coach: Elijah Brooks, seventh season Crystal ball: 11-1, Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champions Style of play: Pro-style offense / Multiple set defense Number of returning […]

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Inside the rapid rise of Damascus defensive end Bryan Bresee, the top recruit in his class

Follow @k_fadd Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on June 26 and changes have been made to it since then. One year ago, Bryan Bresee had just wrapped up middle school formalities and prepared to set […]

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Inside the Helmet: Q&A with Sherwood quarterback Michael Mbony

Follow @a_core10 Editor’s note: MSA is proud to launch a new Q&A series called ‘Inside the Helmet,’ where we’ll be taking you beyond the gridiron and inside the minds of some of the top high […]

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WATCH: Wise football coach DaLawn Parrish and Florida State commit A.J. Lytton discuss the upcoming season

Follow @MDSportsAccess GERMANTOWN — The Maryland Sports Access high school football preseason tour continued on Saturday as we visited Northwest High School to watch the Wise Pumas in a quad scrimmage against Northwest, Old Mill and […]

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WATCH: Walkersville football coach Joe Polce and Jacob Wetzel discuss the upcoming season

Follow @MDSportsAccess WALKERSVILLE — The Maryland Sports Access high school football preseason tour continued on Thursday as we visited the campus of Walkersville High School to watch the Lions practice. Walkersville is coming off a 14-0 […]

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Lenhart shows he’s ready for the moment, leads DeMatha past St. Frances in preseason play, 31-21

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE — Since the end of the 2016 season last December, Ty Lenhart has relentlessly searched for game-like opportunities with high-leverage stakes, from intense seven-on-seven tournaments to simulated situationals in practice. In terms […]

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WATCH: Linganore football coach Rick Conner, Luke Freeman and Zach Willett discuss the upcoming season

Follow @MDSportsAccess FREDERICK — The Maryland Sports Access high school football preseason tour continued on Thursday as we visited the campus of Linganore High School to watch the Lancers practice. Linganore is coming off a 7-4 […]

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Inside the Helmet: Q&A with Northwest defensive end DeAndre Jules

Follow @MDSportsAccess MSA is proud to launch a new Q&A series called ‘Inside the Helmet,’ where we’ll be taking you beyond the gridiron and inside the minds of some of the top high school football […]

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WATCH: Damascus football coach Eric Wallich, Bryan Bresee and Michael Jurgens discuss the upcoming season

Follow @MDSportsAccess DAMASCUS — The Maryland Sports Access high school football preseason tour continued on Wednesday as we visited the campus of Damascus High School to watch the Hornets practice. Damascus is coming off its […]

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WATCH: Northwest football coach Michael Neubeiser, DeAndre Jules and Chris Craddock discuss the upcoming season

Follow @MDSportsAccess GERMANTOWN — The Maryland Sports Access high school football preseason tour continued on Tuesday as we visited the campus of Northwest High School to watch the Jaguars practice. Northwest is coming off a 7-4 […]

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WATCH: Quince Orchard football coach John Kelley and quarterback Doc Bonner discuss the upcoming season

Follow @MDSportsAccess NORTH POTOMAC — The Maryland Sports Access high school football preseason tour continued on Tuesday as we visited the campus of Quince Orchard High School to watch the Cougars practice. Quince Orchard is coming […]

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Meet MarShawn Lloyd, DeMatha’s next running back sensation

Follow @k_fadd Elijah Brooks’ smile widened as he drilled deeper into his appraisal of MarShawn Lloyd, a rising sophomore running back who possesses a dimension the DeMatha coach has never seen before “As far as […]

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WATCH: Oakdale football coach Kurt Stein, Bryce De Maille and Collin Schlee discuss the upcoming season

Follow @MDSportsAccess IJAMSVILLE — The Maryland Sports Access high school football preseason tour continued on Saturday as we visited the campus of Oakdale High School to watch the Bears practice. Oakdale is coming off a […]

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Inside the Helmet: Q&A with Dunbar quarterback Jared Lewis

Follow @MDSportsAccess MSA is proud to launch a new Q&A series called ‘Inside the Helmet,’ where we’ll be taking you beyond the gridiron and inside the minds of some of the top high school football […]

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Pre-camp teasers: Way-too-early high school football championship predictions

Follow @k_fadd Well, would you look here, it’s that time of year again — where toiled summer hours of preparation meets the gridiron and new chapters forged into the history books. With official practices breaking […]

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HSFB 7-on-7 notes: Wootton football takes step in changing its culture

Follow @_bwarren ROCKVILLE — The Wootton football program isn’t exactly known for its winning tradition, finishing .500 or worse the past eight seasons. But on Saturday, the Patriots took a step forward in changing their […]

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MSA high school football recruit watch

Follow @MDSportsAccess We’re pleased to launch a high school football recruiting page that lists every Division I and Division II prospect on our record. Our motive is to be the go-to spot for Maryland high […]

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Inside the rapid rise of 2020 Damascus defensive end Bryan Bresee

Follow @k_fadd Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on June 26 and changes have been made to it since then. One year ago, Bryan Bresee had just wrapped up middle school formalities and prepared to set […]

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Highlight Video: Ravens 7 on 7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour

BALTIMORE — Highlight’s from the Ravens 7-on-7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour held at St. Paul’s School on June 4 .

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2017 Ravens 7-on-7 high school football passing tournament preview

Follow @k_fadd The 2016-17 high school sports season ended a week ago, so that means it’s the “offseason,” right? Wrong! This Sunday — June 4 — the 2017-18 high school sports is officially (but yet unofficially) […]

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2017 MPSSAA boys basketball media poll: January 15-21

Every Monday, team records and resumes are compiled and ranked Associated Press style based on how the panel feels where each team stands to date.   This week: Stephen Decatur moves into the No. 2 […]

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MSA Roundup: Navy men down Loyola, Maryland women win behind Jones’ 42, Trimble named to Wooden 25

STORIES Ovechkin scores twice, surpasses 1,000 points in 5-2 win over Pens ICYMI: Maryland men put away Indiana for another gritty Big Ten win ICYMI: No. 3 Clemson dethrones No. 1 Alabama in epic comeback to capture […]

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Football: Team Maryland-BIG 33 player nominations

Follow @k_fadd Team Maryland and the BIG 33 executive board announced the 2016 Senior Under Armour ELITE 100 postseason honors on Monday, January 2, highlighting the top senior high school football players in Maryland and […]

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Highlight Video: MPSSAA Class 4A football state championship

ANNAPOLIS — Wise defeated Quince Orchard in the MPSSAA Class 4A football state championship, 42 – 7, on Friday, Dec. 9, winning their third state title in the past five seasons.

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Football: Sherwood RB Travis Levy, St. John’s (D.C.) QB Kasim Hill named Gatorade players of the year

Follow @mdsportsaccess The Gatorade Company announced Sherwood running back, Travis Levy, and St. John’s (D.C.) quarterback, Kasim Hill, as its high school football Player of the Year’s for Maryland and the District of Columbia on […]

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Highlight Video: MPSSAA Class 2A football state championship

ANNAPOLIS — Walkersville defeated Elkton in the MPSSAA Class 2A football state championship, 33 – 6, on Saturday, Dec. 10, to claim the school’s first football state championship since 1987.

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Gallery: Scenes from the MPSSAA state football championships

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Poll: Who is your MVP of the state football championships?

FINAL RESULTS 1. Brayden Brown, Fort Hill (11,072 votes) — 133 rushing yards, 1 TD, 1 interception, 1 blocked field goal and 1 pass break-up 2. Colby Starheim, Damascus (6,642 votes) — 3 interceptions, 3 […]

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Football: Walkersville gets redemption, captures Class 2A title in 33-6 rout of Elkton

Follow @k_fadd ANNAPOLIS — Chad Gleason lowered his shoulder as he crossed into the black and yellow checkered end zone, then pumped his fist across his chest twice and pointed to the sky. He was […]

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Football: Fort Hill pulls away from Havre de Grace to capture historic fourth straight state title

Follow @k_fadd ANNAPOLIS — Fort Hill captains Brayden Brown, Brayden Conley, Nathaniel Graves and Richard Hess knelt at midfield following the coin toss, praying their final high school football game would conclude at a historic pinnacle. […]

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Football: Wise rocks Quince Orchard in Class 4A final, 42-7

Follow @k_fadd ANNAPOLIS — The Wise football team took a knee on the turf at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for one final time, fixing their eyes on Coach DaLawn Parrish. Fresh off their second straight […]

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Highlight Video: MPSSAA Class 3A football state championship

ANNAPOLIS — Damascus defeated Franklin in the MPSSAA Class 3A football state championship, 14 – 12, on Thursday, Dec. 8, winning their second consecutive state title.

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Highlight Video: Dunbar vs. Walkersville

Walkersville won their 13th consecutive game of 2016, beating Dunbar, 12 – 7, on Friday, Nov. 25, advancing the Class 2A final against Elkton on Dec. 10 at the Naval Academy.

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Football: Quince Orchard’s all-around team performance earns a trip the Class 4A final

QUINCE ORCHARD — From the first whistle to the last, Quince Orchard played dominant football on both sides and decisively beat Annapolis, 42-15, on Friday night. In a game marred by flags, the Cougars were […]

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Football: Big-play Wetzel, sturdy defense launch Walkersville into Class 2A final

Follow @k_fadd WALKERSVILLE — There isn’t even the slightest glitz in Jacob Wetzel’s personality. In fact, the premier three-sport athlete is one of the quieter kids in the confined town of Walkersville. But as coach […]

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High school football score updates and blog: Nov. 25-26

Follow @MDSportsAccess In the state of Maryland, 16 football teams remain to vye for a state final berth. Tonight and tomorrow, eight will advance to the MPSSAA state finals slated for next week (barring a […]

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Highlight Video: 2016 WCAC Football Championship

DeMatha erased a 15-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat St. John’s in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship, 34 – 29, on Saturday, Nov. 19, winning their fourth consecutive title. ARTICLE: DeMatha avenges 15-point fourth […]

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Football: DeMatha avenges 15-point fourth quarter deficit to capture fourth straight WCAC crown

Follow @k_fadd COLLEGE PARK — DeMatha coach Elijah Brooks was trying to process the feat that seemed impossible not even an hour ago. Standing before a crammed locker room of astonished reporters and emotional football players, all […]

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Football: Motivated offensive line paves Damascus to third straight 3A West region title

Follow @k_fadd DAMASCUS — After a considerable drop-off in performance from the first nine weeks of the regular season, Damascus coach Eric Wallich needed to give his team an extra jolt of motivation, hoping the […]

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High school football score updates and blog: Nov. 18-19

Follow @MDSportsAccess Once again, MSA will provide live game updates of every Maryland high school football playoff game on this blog post as well as our Twitter feed. Make sure to follow along with our regional […]

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MSA high school football playoff pick’em: Nov. 18-19

Follow @MDSportsAccess For the remaining three weeks of the high school football season, MSA reporters and special contributors will predict the outcome of every playoff game. This week: Regional championships and the WCAC championship Next […]

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Highlight Video: Tuscarora Vs. Oakdale

Oakdale defeated Tuscarora, 40-28, on Friday, Nov. 11, in the 3A West semifinals, advancing to the 3A West region final next Friday against Damascus in the program’s first playoff victory.

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MPSSAA playoff football score updates and blog: Nov. 11-12

Follow @MDSportsAccess Every single Maryland high school playoff result from Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 are listed below as well as next week’s WCAC championship and region title match-ups. WASHINGTON CATHOLIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS No. […]

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Football: Damascus takes care of business against Linganore, 21-7

DAMASCUS — Behind their potent rushing attack and stifling defense, Damascus (11-0) took care of business in their playoff opener against Linganore (7-4), 21-7. Hornets running back and University of Richmond commit, Markus Vinson, rushed for 179 […]

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Maryland remains a front-runner for highly regarded DeMatha RB McFarland

Follow @k_fadd The University of Maryland football program has undergone substantial reconstruction over the past few years. From rehauling the coaching staff, to campaigning “The Movement” — DMV recruits siding with one another at UMD […]

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Football: MPSSAA Class 4A playoff schedule and projections

Follow @mdsportsaccess REGIONAL SEMIFINALS (Nov. 11 — Nov. 12) 4A West No. 4 Montgomery Blair (8-2, 9.00) at No. 1 Quince Orchard (9-1, 11.00), Nov. 11, 7:00 pm No. 3 Northwest (7-3, 9.20) at No. […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 10

Follow @k_fadd 1. DeMatha (10-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, No. 14 Good Counsel by 14 This week: vs. No. 13 Good Counsel (-25) in the WCAC semifinals, TBA Record vs MSA […]

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Highlight Video: DeMatha Vs. Good Counsel

No. 1 ranked DeMatha defeated No. 14 ranked Good Counsel in the final week of the regular season, 21 – 7, on Friday, Nov. 4.

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Football: No. 12 Fort Hill flexes muscle to power past No. 25 Allegany, 48-13

Follow @k_fadd CUMBERLAND — With cameras clicking away, Fort Hill football players posed for photo ops as they gathered at midfield. Celebrating their ninth straight victory over Allegany High, “The Kettle” was passed throughout the […]

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Football: No. 1 DeMatha grinds out 21-7 win over No. 14 Good Counsel

Follow @k_fadd OLNEY — Talk to anyone inside the DeMatha football organization, and they’ll say this year’s group is built different. Sure, it’s the same program that’s produced Hall of Fame worthy running back Brian […]

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MSA high school football games to watch: Week 10

Follow @MDSportsAccess Nine weeks are down, and there’s one week to go. Tonight and tomorrow will mark the end of the regular season for every public school team in the state of Maryland, and there’s […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 9

Follow @MDSportsAccess 1. DeMatha (9-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, Archbishop Carroll by 42 This week: at No. 14 Good Counsel (-23), Friday at 7:00 pm Wins: Oscar Smith (Va.) by 35, […]

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Highlight Video: Seneca Valley Vs. Damascus

Damascus defeated Seneca Valley, 59-21, on Friday, October 28. Damascus head coach Eric Wallich reached a coaching milestone earning his 100th career win.

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Football: No. 4 Damascus pummels No. 25 Seneca Valley on senior night, 59-21

Follow @k_fadd DAMASCUS — After an emphatic 50-yard interception return to slam the door on any sort of Seneca Valley comeback, Cedric Cole darted down the Damascus sideline, ripped off his helmet and gazed at […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 8

1. DeMatha (9-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, Archbishop Carroll by 42 This week: Bye Wins: Oscar Smith (Va.) by 35, Avalon by 35, Bishop McDevitt (Pa.) by 28, No. 2 McDonogh by […]

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Highlight Video: Long Reach Vs. Howard

Howard defeated Long Reach, 14-7, on Friday, Oct. 21, handing the Lightning their first regular season loss, as the Lions remain undefeated.

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 7

Follow @MDSportsAccess 1. DeMatha (8-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, No. 6 Gonzaga (D.C.) by 10 This week: vs. Archbishop Carroll (-42), Friday at 7:00 pm Wins: Oscar Smith (Va.) by 35, Avalon […]

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Highlight Video: Eleanor Roosevelt Vs. Wise

Wise defeated Eleanor Roosevelt, 38-8, on Friday, Oct. 14, remaining undefeated on the season, all while earning their 21st consecutive win.

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Football: No. 3 Wise sends resounding statement across the state in 38-8 win over No. 14 Eleanor Roosevelt

Follow @k_fadd UPPER MARLBORO — After a historic 2015 season in which they buzz-sawed through Maryland’s top-tier classification, Wise has backed it up with another state championship crusade in the making. After winning their first six […]

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MSA high school football games to watch: Week 7

Follow @MDSportsAccess For eight public school teams in the state of Maryland, this week marks the halfway point in the season. Of the previous six weeks, no slate of games appear more significant than Week 7. […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 6

Follow @mdsportsaccess   1. DeMatha (7-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, No. 15 Bishop McNamara by 37 This week: at No. 6 Gonzaga (-17), Saturday at 2:00 pm Wins: Oscar Smith (Va.) by […]

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Highlight Video: Linganore vs. Oakdale

Oakdale defeated Linganore, 36-0, on Friday, Oct. 7 for the first time in program history. Article: Oakdale leaves no doubt this time around, stomps Linganore, 36-0

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Football: Franklin knocks off undefeated Milford Mill on homecoming, 24-20

Follow @TPeace19 The old sport cliché, “It’s not how you start, its how you finish” rang true on Friday night for Franklin. The Indians first quarter, on homecoming night in front of alumni, had their […]

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Football: Oakdale leaves no doubt this time around, stomps Linganore, 36-0

Follow @k_fadd FREDERICK — Pounding his fist across his chest in enthrallment, a feat that had never been accomplished before finally resonated with Percy Agyei-Obese. After squandering a 13-point fourth quarter in a 21-20 loss to […]

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MSA high school football games to watch: Week 6

Follow @MDSportsAccess Nursing a 13-point lead entering into the fourth quarter, Oakdale appeared it would finally break through in a “big game” to upend Linganore for the first time in school history in 2015. Two turnovers inside […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 5

Follow @mdsportsaccess   1. DeMatha (6-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, No. 2 St. John’s by 1 This week: vs. No. 15 Bishop McNamara (-28), Friday at 7:00 pm Wins: Oscar […]

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Football: Behind a stingy defense and potent offense, No. 11 Mount St. Joseph storms past Gilman, 34-20

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE — Heading into Saturday’s contest against Gilman, the entire Mount St. Joseph football team had only one thing in mind: To halt their losing streak against the Greyhounds that dated back to 2009. […]

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Highlight Video: St. Johns Vs. DeMatha

No. 1 ranked DeMatha defeated No. 2 ranked St. Johns in dramatic fashion, 14 – 13, on Friday, Sept. 30.

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Football: No. 1 DeMatha stuffs two-point try to upend No. 2 St. John’s, 14-13

Follow @k_fadd LANDOVER — Despite suffering what presented itself as a detrimental breakdown, the moment was built for them. After St. John’s brought the game to within one point, DeMatha was flagged for too many […]

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Football: No. 18 St. Frances flexes defensive muscle in 14-0 shutout of No. 19 Calvert Hall

Follow @TPeace19 BALTIMORE — The St. Frances Academy football team sent a loud message to the rest of the MIAA competitors when they shutout Calvert Hall, 14-0, on Friday night at Morgan State University. The […]

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MSA high school football games to watch: Week 5

Follow @MDSportsAccess The hype for tonight’s showdown between No. 1 DeMatha and No. 2 St. John’s began many months ago. Though the Cadets haven’t claimed the WCAC title since 1989, and their last victory against […]

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MSA football power rankings: Week 4

Follow @MDSportsAccess   1. DeMatha (5-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, St. Mary’s Ryken by 44 This week: vs. No. 2 St. John’s (D.C.) (-12) Wins: Oscar Smith (Va.) by 35, Avalon […]

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Highlight Video: Tuscarora vs. Thomas Johnson

Tuscarora defeated Thomas Johnson, 42-29, on Friday, Sept. 23, capturing the Frederick Spires Football Championship.

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Football: ‘Real deal’ Dorsey steers Tuscarora to Frederick Spires Football Championship in 42-29 win over Thomas Johnson

Follow @k_fadd FREDERICK — Tuscarora head coach Vince Ahearn has seen his prized playmaker Rodney Dorsey put on some remarkable performances in his two years at the helm. Through two and a half quarters of […]

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MSA high school football games to watch: Week 4

Follow @k_fadd Our Game of the Week last Friday didn’t live up to the hype as No. 1 DeMatha used a 21-point second quarter to roll past previous No. 2 McDonogh, 49-28. This week, Tuscarora […]

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Football: ‘Play selfless, not selfish’ motto paying dividends for Tuscarora

Follow @k_fadd Over the summer and through the first three weeks of the season, the Tuscarora football team has sculpted a selfless demeanor with efforts in translating it to success on the field. “The big motto […]

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Highlight Video: DeMatha vs. McDonogh

Follow @Evan_Engelhard No. 1 DeMatha defeated No. 2 McDonogh, 49-28, on Friday, Sept. 16, in a WCAC vs. MIAA match-up.

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 3

Follow @mdsportsaccess   1. DeMatha (4-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, No. 2 McDonogh by 21 This week: at St. Mary’s Ryken Wins: Oscar Smith (Va.) by 35, Avalon by 35, Bishop […]

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Highlight Video: Gonzaga Vs. Georgetown Prep

Gonzaga defeated Georgetown Prep in dramatic fashion, 21 – 20, on Saturday, Sept. 17, erasing a 17-point second half deficit to claim their fifth straight Coupe-Kozik Cup.

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Football: Mitchell’s dramatics, Randolph’s playmaking, leads No. 7 Gonzaga past No. 25 Georgetown Prep, 21-20

BETHESDA — After being down 17-0 in the third quarter on a day where seemingly nothing could fall their way, Gonzaga head coach Randy Trivers kept ushering his weathered Eagles through the mid-game crisis. “Never […]

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Football: English dazzles as No. 1 DeMatha topples No. 2 McDonogh, 49-28

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE — With reporters crowded around him, rattling off comments and questions after completing all 15 pass attempts for 219 yards and four total touchdowns, Beau English chuckled and had only two words […]

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Football: Dozier, Georgetown Prep tune out distractions in quest to upset Gonzaga on Saturday

Follow @k_fadd T.J. Dozier is the quintessential definition of a student-athlete. As a football player, he’s a well-rounded athlete, but most importantly, he’s an intellect student in the classroom who garners the attention of Ivy […]

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MSA Game of the Week preview: No. 1 DeMatha vs. No. 2 McDonogh

Follow @k_fadd Injuries are inevitable in football, and DeMatha fell victim one week before the regular season when prized running back Anthony McFarland suffered a broken fibula. McFarland, a 4-star running back set to pick […]

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High school football games to watch: Week 3

Follow @MDSportsAccess Don’t blink, because another week of football will flash before your eyes. For private schools, Friday night and Saturday afternoon will mark the fourth week of the regular season. Public schools are one […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 2

Follow @MDSportsAccess 1. DeMatha (3-0) LW: 1 County: Prince George’s, WCAC Last week: Win, Bishop McDevitt (Pa.) by 28 This week: at No. 2 McDonogh Wins: Oscar Smith (Va.) by 35, Avalon by 35, Bishop […]

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Highlight Video: Northwest vs. Seneca Valley

Northwest defeated Seneca Valley, 35 – 23, on Friday, September 9, to reclaim the Kings Trophy.

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Football: Ibrahim, No. 3 Good Counsel runs past No. 8 Archbishop Spalding, 20-14

Follow @TPeace19 SEVERN — When a team rises to victory and cements their head coach’s milestone in number of wins, usually the next game is a let down. That was not the case on Friday night as Good […]

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Football: Owens fulfills dream, powers No. 9 Northwest past No. 22 Seneca Valley, 35-23

Follow @k_fadd GERMANTOWN — Khalil Owens had seen this script before, not from prior experiences, but from a dream the night before. He fantasized a career showing, capped with The King’s Trophy in Northwest’s possession. […]

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MSA Game of the Week preview: Battle for The King’s Trophy, No. 9 Northwest vs. No. 22 Seneca Valley

Follow @k_fadd Fred Kim has endured his lumps since taking over the Seneca Valley coaching job in 2003. Though the Screamin’ Eagles shot-caller has fell short more times than envisioned, every hardship over the years […]

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High school football games to watch: Week 2

Follow @MDSportsAccess After a wild and action-packed Week 1, filled with upsets, come-from-behind victories and triumphs, Week 2 sets up for even more fireworks. Last week, No. 7 Damascus used Markus Vinson’s 278 yards and three […]

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Highlight Video: Good Counsel Vs. Mount Saint Joseph

Good Counsel defeated Mount Saint Joseph, 23-21, on Saturday, September 3. Good Counsel head coach Bob Milloy reached another milestone when he became the first head coach in Maryland high school football history to win 400 games […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 1

Follow @MDSportsAccess After a the first week of Maryland high school football in the books, not much has changed in our second edition of gridiron rankings. In our Game of the Week, No. 7 Damascus […]

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Football: Good Counsel head coach Bob Milloy gets historic 400th win

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE – Good Counsel football coach Bob Milloy knows the roots of every successful venture. For over 45 years, the blue collar demeanor Milloy has abided by has sparkled a resume that’s earned […]

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Highlight Video: No. 7 Damascus vs. No. 8 Quince Orchard

Damascus defeated Quince Orchard, 21-13, on Friday, September 2, in the Maryland high school football season opener. Damascus running back Markus Vinson totaled 278 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

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Football: No. 7 Damascus rides home run hitting Vinson past No. 8 Quince Orchard, 21-13

Follow @k_fadd Trailing in a regular season game for the first time in two years, Damascus stared at 13-7 deficit deep into the third quarter amid a stalling offense and a muddled defense. After a […]

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Football: No. 11 Bullis completes fourth quarter comeback against Pallotti, 22-21

The Bullis Bulldogs came from behind in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter on Friday night to down St. Vincent Pallotti, 22-21. With 38 seconds left, quarterback Tucker Strachan hammered home the game-winning touchdown […]

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MSA Game of the Week preview: No. 7 Damascus vs. No. 8 Quince Orchard

Follow @k_fadd For the second straight year, these two Montgomery County powerhouses clash from the get-go. Though both belong under different classifications, with No. 8 Quince Orchard being Class 4A and No. 7 Damascus being […]

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Football: Middletown aims to get back to winning ways

Follow @bspec21 MIDDLETOWN — The three towns that make up the Middletown High community — Middletown, Myersville and Wolfsville — are not accustomed to losing when it comes to Middletown High athletics. All of the […]

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High school football games to watch: Week 1

Follow @MDSportsAccess Finally, the nine and a half month wait is over. Summer passing leagues and offseason workouts have subsided, and live high school football with ramifications is upon us. Last week, 12 private school […]

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MSA high school football power rankings: Week 0

Follow @MDSportsAccess The top spot shouldn’t be a surprise as Elijah Brooks has articulated yet another nationally ranked DeMatha team this fall. After a convincing 32-29 win over Gonzaga (D.C.) Saturday afternoon, McDonogh locks down […]

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Football: Ellis gets last laugh, leads No. 3 McDonogh to staple win over No. 5 Gonzaga, 32-29

Follow @k_fadd WASHINGTON, D.C. — With a sopped rag draped over his head, McDonogh quarterback DeJuan Ellis sat hunched over on the metal bench, aching in the sweltering Saturday afternoon atmosphere. Moments removed from his […]

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Preseason high school football: Brown, trench play fuels Fort Hill to 28-24 win over Tuscarora

Follow @k_fadd CUMBERLAND — Coming off their third consecutive Class 1A state championship, Fort Hill returns 13 of 22 total starters from the dominant campaign in 2015, setting themselves up to be the favorites yet again […]

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Maryland high school football rankings: Preseason media poll

Follow @mdsportsaccess “FREDERICK, Md. — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 27th year, is based on a statewide voting by sports reporters. Schools are ranked by points received. The number in parenthesis reflects […]

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Q&A: Five questions with Linganore slotback Zamarre Snowden

Follow @mdsportsaccess For Zamarre Snowden, it’s heart over height. Despite standing at 5-foot-5, Snowden wreaks havoc on the football field. As a sophomore at St. John’s Catholic Prep, the Class of 2018 slotback amassed 797 […]

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Q&A: Five questions with Watkins Mill quarterback Markel Grant

Follow @mdsportsaccess After leading Watkins Mill football to its first playoff appearance since 1993, junior quarterback Markel Grant is primed build on the 5-6 mark from a year ago. Standing at 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, […]

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Q&A: Five questions with Bullis running back Devin Darrington

Follow @MDSportsAccess Devin Darrington has made numerous stops across the east coast during his football career. Born in Georgia, he spent most of his childhood there before moving to Alabama. Right before high school started, […]

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Oakdale High 2016 football preview: ‘Enthusiastic’ Bears are ready to make another push in the Class 3A West

Follow @MDSportsAccess Location: Ijamsville, Frederick County 2015 record: 8-3 (Lost in MPSSAA Class 3A West region semifinal to Damascus, 44-21) 2016 projected record: 8-2 (Miss the Class 3A West playoffs in a tiebreaker) Head coach: Kurt Stein (sixth year, […]

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Preseason high school football: Passing attack charges Seneca Valley to win over Sherwood, 3-1

Follow @k_fadd GAITHERSBURG — It’s no secret that Adrian Feliz-Platt and Darius Golston will be a forceful duo in the backfield for Seneca Valley football in 2016. But what’s unanswered is the supporting cast around […]

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Walkersville High 2016 football preview: Lions aim to sequel ‘magical’ playoff run

Follow @k_fadd Location: Walkersville, Frederick County 2015 record: 11-3 (Lost in MPSSAA Class 2A state title game to Patuxent, 21-20) 2016 projected record: 14-0, Class 2A state champions Head coach: Joe Polce (seventh year, 44-25 […]

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MSA high school football preseason tour schedule

We’re walking up to the line of scrimmage, and, like a quarterback, surveying the talent right in front of us. Once again, it appears abundant with a blank chapter ready to be written. High school football practice […]

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Football: Eley, Good Counsel seeking redemption in tough WCAC

Follow @k_fadd Ayinde Eley’s final memory of last season still burns in the back of his mind nearly nine months later. A 31-point thumping from DeMatha in the WCAC championship, plagued by turnovers and defensive breakdowns, […]

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Big 33 Football Classic: Pierce leaves his mark, ends storied career in Maryland’s 26-14 loss

Follow @k_fadd HERSHEY PARK, Pa. — Mark Pierce has a lot to be proud of. A garnered legacy, which includes two state championships and rewritten record books, has been inked for decades to come. For the final […]

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Football: Butler eager to carry on Linganore tradition and follow predecessors

Follow @k_fadd Through the years, Rick Conner has churned out many college-bound running backs that have shaped the landscape of Linganore football. The list glamours with names, highlighted by Penn State’s Zach Zwinak, Maryland’s Joe […]

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Football: After a long journey, Agyei-Obese is set to be the igniter for Oakdale

Follow @k_fadd Percy Agyei-Obese has come a long way since he discovered football in eighth grade. Then, with no pads or equipment, but in flag football games during gym class, he whizzed past classmates to […]

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Highlight Video: Ravens 7 on 7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour

BALTIMORE — Highlight’s from the Ravens 7-on-7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour held at St. Paul’s School on June 5.

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Football: Vinson ready to lead Damascus with loss of core leadership

Follow @k_fadd Damascus football steam-rolled opponents last year like it was a video game. By halftime, games were typically well out of reach and rarely did the starters play a snap past the third quarter. “It […]

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Football: Brown, Fort Hill focusing on present, accolades later

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE — When asked about the rarity of winning a fourth consecutive state championship, Fort Hill’s Brayden Brown pushed the dreamy idea away while cracking a wide smile. “I don’t like to talk […]

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Football: C.Gleason, Walkersville hoping to see results from tireless work

Follow @k_fadd BALTIMORE — The magical run woven together by the Walkersville football team last year seemed along the lines of a Cinderella story scripted on the gridiron. To an outsider, that may be so, […]

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Prep football 7-on-7 notes: Seneca Valley is eager to end title drought

Follow @k_fadd GERMANTOWN — When Fred Kim walked off the field for the final time in 2015, and after Damascus handed Seneca Valley a 45-3 loss in the 3A West region championship, he knew what […]

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Ravens 7on7 high school football passing league tournament preview

Follow @k_fadd EVENT: Ravens 7on7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour WHEN: Sunday, June 5, 9:30 AM start WHERE: St. Paul’s School (Baltimore, Md.)   The official start of the high school football […]

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Column: Don’t take life’s priceless wonders for granted

Follow @k_fadd There are so many reasons why I pour countless hours into this site to just keep it treading above water. First, sports and writing are two of my passions. And this, a platform that […]

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Q&A: Five questions with Damascus athlete Joey Salisbury

Will Armstrong caught up with his teammate and schoolmate — multi-sport athlete, Joey Salisbury — to discuss his athletic experience at Damascus High as well as future plans. Armstrong and Salisbury both played on the […]

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Maryland Big 33 football roster announced

Follow @MDSportsAccess On Tuesday morning, February 16th, Team Maryland announced their roster that will compete in the 58th annual Big 33 football classic in Hershey Park against Team Pennsylvania. Headlining the list of participants are […]

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MSA Top-10 football plays of 2015

By Evan Engelhard Follow @Evan_Engelhard

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Ranking the most memorable football games from 2015

By Kyle McFadden Follow @k_fadd After a successful football season, in which Maryland Sports Access covered 27 football games, we have whittled down to the 10 most memorable games that many will look back on […]

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Highlight Video: 4A State Championship

Howard – 6 Wise – 55 Final

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Fort Hill completes the trifecta, captures 1A state championship

By Kyle McFadden BALTIMORE- After accomplishing what many programs fail to obtain just once, Todd Appel stood tall and calm at the podium. Instead of rambling on how successful the football program that he built, […]

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Highlight Video: 3A State Championship Dundalk Vs. Damascus

Dundalk – 14 Damascus – 55 Final

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Rainey, Wise throttle Howard in 4A state championship

By Kyle McFadden BALTIMORE- After the 20-14 first round playoff loss to Dundalk a little over a year ago, DaLawn Parrish was left with a sour taste in his mouth. He knew deep down inside […]

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Funk carries Damascus to glory, 3A state championship

By Kyle McFadden BALTIMORE- As Jake Funk walked off the turf field at M&T Bank Stadium 365 days ago, he was clouded with many daunting questions. What went wrong? Why did this have to happen? How […]

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Highlight Video: WCAC Championship

Good Counsel Falcons – 17 DeMatha Stags – 48 Final

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Funk, Damascus cruise to 3A state final

By Ben Spector If you had showed up to the start of the state semifinal round of the 2015 Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (M.P.S.S.A.A.) 4A Football Tournament between the Reservoir Gators and the […]

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Wolfolk brings the goods as Wise drub Northwest in 4A semifinal

By Kyle McFadden UPPER MARLBORO- Before Myles Wolfolk shuttled on to what he was saying, he paused and stared up into the Friday night dark sky. Flashing back to the sweltering summer workouts that aided […]

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Funk, Vinson back Damascus in rout of Seneca Valley

By Kyle McFadden DAMASCUS- With celebratory festivities rambling on, each member of the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets, one-by-one, got a hand on the shiny wood-backed 3A West region championship plaque. Grinning from ear-to-ear, they stood for […]

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Behind 5-foot-6 Anderson, Howard rolls over Sherwood

By Ben Spector HOWARD- Coming into the regional final round of the 2015 Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association 4A Football Tournament the Sherwood High School Warriors and the Howard High School Lions, were virtually […]

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Highlight Video: Seneca Valley Vs. Linganore

By Evan Engelhard Seneca Valley – 30 Linganore – 27 Final

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Sherwood survives; Warriors hang on in the final seconds

The Sherwood Warriors (10-0) came into Friday night’s playoff matchup against Bel Air (9-1) thinking that it would be a much easier game than it ended up being. The Warriors have a much more difficult […]

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Fort Hill’s victory over Northern sets up rematch with Allegany

On a night that was otherwise dry, there sure was a lot of Raen at Greenway Avenue Stadium for Fort Hill’s 1A Region Semifinal matchup with Northern Garrett. The Sentinels (9-1) defeated Northern (6-5) to […]

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Behind Platt’s monster night, Kim, Seneca Valley fend off Linganore

LINGANORE- Staving off slight tears of wonderment that were trickling down his face, Seneca Valley head coach Fred Kim took a moment to gaze off into the Friday night cool sky. Just moments removed from […]

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Previewing the wild, wild 3A West gridiron

Every kid that plays the game of football dreams about glorified moments on the big stage and doing whatever possible to boast their respected team to a level above the rest. The backyard dirt-patches that […]

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Highlight Video: Good Counsel Vs. DeMatha

Falcons – 23 Stags – 28 Final

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No. 2 Dematha edges out No. 7 Good Counsel

The lights shined bright Friday night at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex with a great rivalry between Dematha and Good Counsel producing an instant classic. Dematha jumped out to an early 14-0 lead […]

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Musselman carries burden in Linganore’s retainment of I-70 Trophy

LINGANORE- As Nathaniel Musselman jogged off the field after a muffed snap that was turned over and slammed the door on a momentum building Lancer drive, he shook his head in exasperation and murmured a […]

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Battle for I-70 Trophy: Urbana eyes to pull off the improbable – No. 5 Linganore looks to stay undefeated

For the past three years, Parker Mellott has not batted an eye to the seemingly everlasting hourglass that dropped each grain of sand, one by one, that represented the timetable of his high school football […]

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Highlight Video: Damascus Vs. Seneca Valley

Damascus – 21 Seneca Valley – 3 Final

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Funk stings Eagles as Damascus pummels Seneca Valley

GERMANTOWN- With the roarant echoes “You can’t stop him! You can’t stop him! You can’t stop him!” from the Swarmin’ Hornet faithful behind him, Jake Funk reached down to pick up his helmet that launched […]

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Preview: #3 Damascus vs. #5 Seneca Valley

Another week down and another routine week where the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets and Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles are coming off of throttling victories. This Friday night, the two traditionally rich, undefeated 8-0 football programs that […]

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Highlight Video: Paint Branch Vs. Sherwood

Paint Branch – 21 Sherwood – 42 Final

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Levy’s grit propels Sherwood over Paint Branch

ASHTON-SANDY SPRING- Lying down on the dormant pale-green grass and with a trainer attending to his ailing right ankle that swathed in grass-stained athletic tape, Travis Levy stared up into the fridgid Friday night sky grimacing […]

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Highlight Video: Gonzaga Vs. DeMatha

Eagles – 24 Stags – 14 Final

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Turnovers, penalties doom DeMatha in upset loss to Gonzaga

HYATTSVILLE- Before his team left the field on Friday night to pack up their belongings after a 24-14 loss to rival Gonzaga on national television, DeMatha head coach Elijah Brooks firmly said “this is all […]

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Damascus RB Jake Funk commits to Maryland

BREAKING: Damascus running back Jake Funk commits to the University of Maryland Jake Funk was unsure of where his football career was going. College coaches would contact him, say he’s a well-rounded player with a […]

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Grateful Jake Funk receives offer from Maryland

Leaning back in his chair, Jake Funk sat in his Literature Film class with eyes peeled on the screen in front of the classroom, jotting down notes on a movie like every other classmate would. Anxiously waiting for the […]

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Highlight Video: Linganore Vs. Oakdale

Linganore – 21 Oakdale – 20 Final

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Musselman crusades fourth quarter comeback as Linganore upends Oakdale

IJAMSVILLE- Football is a simple sport in Linganore head coach Rick Conner’s eyes. To play your game, make adjustments if needed and always bring relentless toughness to keep the word “possible” alive. And if nothing works, then […]

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Linganore vs. Oakdale complete game preview

A pair of Frederick County unbeaten’s collide this Friday night in a forceful clash between state ranked opponents separated by seven miles apart that may have 3A West ramifications in the foreseeable future. No. 8 Linganore hasn’t lost […]

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Highlight Video: Northwest vs. Sherwood

Northwest – 13 Sherwood – 16 Final

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Simms’ playmaking ability leads Sherwood over Northwest

GAITHERSBURG- As Sherwood head coach Chris Grier walked off the wet turf field for the final time on Saturday night, he was as calm as one could be. Nonchalantly with his hands nestled in his rain coat pockets, […]

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Linganore squeaks past Walkersville in dramatic fashion

LINGANORE- The soaked black jerseys with rugged football pads underneath them lied on the slippery tile floor outside of the locker room halls of Linganore High School. Rained-on equipment bags were being packed away in storage closets […]

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Highlight Video: Urbana Vs. Oakdale

Urbana – 7 Oakdale – 35 Final

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Fast, physical Bears too much for Urbana

IJAMSVILLE- The Oakdale Bears football team huddled around each other – taking a knee as they focused their eyes on head coach, Kurt Stein. Some had a fiery demeanor while others were ruminating about the past. Stein […]

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MSA Gridiron Rankings: Week 3

Rk. Name Record Last Week This Week 1. Dematha 3-0 1 St. Mary’s Ryken (19) 2. Gilman 3-1 2 Loyola (NR) 3. Damascus 3-0 5 Poolesville (NR) 4. Good Counsel 2-1 4 St. John’s (DC) […]

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GALLERY: Bullis vs. Woodberry Forest

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Highlight Video: Woodberry Forest Vs. Bullis

Woodberry – 66 Bullis – 65 Final

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Haskins, Bullis magic runs out in shootout thriller

POTOMAC- “Let them score! Let them score! Let them score!” Those were the words that Bullis head coach Pat Cilento feverishly relayed to his defense with 1 minute and 45 seconds remaining. Oddly enough, it […]

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Gridiron: Week 3 schedules and projections

MSA Game of the Week Line Woodberry Forest (VA) at 10 Bullis Bullis (-1) MSA Top 25 Line 1 Dematha vs. La Salle College (PA) Dematha (-7) 2 Gilman at Paramus Catholic (NJ) Gilman (-7) […]

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Gridiron: No need to push the panic button on Northwest

When his Northwest team turned the ball over on downs after sustaining a five minute, 17 second drive down to their opponents 13 yard line last Friday, head coach Michael Neubeiser was more than frustrated about his teams […]

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MSA Gridiron Rankings: Week 2

State rankings (scroll left to right in mobile view) Rk Name Record This Week 1. DeMatha 2-0 La Salle College (PA) 2. Gilman 2-1 Paramus Catholic (NJ) 3. McDonogh 2-0 Mallard Creek (NC) 4. Good […]

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Highlight Video: Seneca Valley vs. Northwest

Seneca Valley – 14 Northwest – 7 Final

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Seneca Valley upsets Northwest, capture The Kings Trophy

GERMANTOWN- As time was winding down, Seneca Valley head coach Fred Kim hunched over and put his hands on his knees, taking in the moment from the sideline. He believed what he was witnessing, but […]

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Highlight Video: Quince Orchard vs. Damascus

Quince Orchard – 17 Damascus – 39 Final

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Damascus handles Quince Orchard – Jake Funk runs wild

DAMASCUS- If Damascus head coach Eric Wallich had the chance, he’d hand the ball off to his tailback workhorse Jake Funk, on every single offensive play. And who would argue with that? He’s coming off […]

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Oakdale football 2015 season preview: Year of the Bear

Since taking over the Oakdale football organization after they broke ground in 2011, head coach Kurt Stein has always approached tough situations with an optimistic manner. In his first season, he knew there would be […]

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Seneca Valley football 2015 season preview: Eagles are primed to soar

After Seneca Valley head coach Fred Kim walked off the field for the final time last November, he faced many daunting questions. When will he ever catch a break? When will the roadblocks be knocked down? When will […]

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Linganore football 2015 season preview: Laser focused Lancers hunt for sixth title

As the Linganore football team stepped off the field for the final time last November after the 14-13 loss to Damascus in the 3A West region championship, they were left with a vacant feeling. Like […]

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Highlight Video: Franklin at Northwest scrimmage

Franklin – 21 Northwest – 14     Final  

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Preseason football action: Staub, Linganore start off on right foot

LINGANORE- Linganore head coach Rick Conner never abandons the little things that come with being a football coach. Such as reminding his team to go through their normal daily routines regardless if it’s game day […]

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Quince Orchard football 2015 season preview: Cougars eager to seek redemption

The Cougars 2014 run ended in utter heartbreak. They were so close. Six yards. That was the differential needed to send them into overtime with Northwest in the 4A West region championship. They were down […]

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Five questions with Oakdale quarterback, senior Sean McGaughey

What have you done this past off-season to make the change to the quarterback position after being a free safety last season?   I have been putting in work outside of our team practices dating […]

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Urbana football 2015 season preview: Mencarini has strategic plan to keep Hawks in contending form

The Urbana Hawks are faced with reality. Ray Gray, the programs all-time leading rusher, will never carry the pigskin again in a Hawk uniform. Standout quarterback Donovan Pannell will no longer be in the huddle […]

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Bullis football 2015 season preview: Haskins, Bulldogs seek third straight IAC crown

Not too many head coaches have the privilege of coaching one of, if not the top quarterback prospect’s in the nation. Bullis’ Pat Cilento has the bragging rights to say that he is one of […]

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Damascus football 2015 season preview: Funk determined to lead DHS to promise land

Jake Funk’s football career has been haunted by heartbreaking losses. In 2012 as a freshman, he watched his Damascus team suffer a 24-23 overtime loss to Urbana, a game that Urbana wasn’t supposed to win. […]

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Northwest football 2015 season preview: Jags eye for the trifecta

When Michael Neubeiser became head coach of the Northwest Jaguars in 2011, he was taking over a football program that was struggling to keep its head above water the past couple of years. From 2007 […]

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What’s on tap for 2015 & beyond after foreclosure of MVAL

Much like the NCAA’s conference realignment two years ago that shook up collegiate athletics, the western region of Maryland has seen theirs. The Monocacy Valley Athletic League (MVAL) that has been running strong since 1968 […]

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Five questions with Silas Kelly, South Carroll defensive back & UMD commit

How does your team look this year?   Our team is looking solid this year. We’ve got a lot of key guys coming back and some rising juniors that have been doing a lot of […]

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Linganore OL/DL Fleagle commits to Army

Linganore High School offensive lineman/ defensive lineman Tyler Fleagle announces Saturday afternoon via Twitter that he has committed to Army on a full football scholarship. Fleagle stands at 6’3″ 263 pounds and collected 90 total […]

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The revenant of Polo: Phillip Butler III’s long road back to football relevance

Editor’s note: This story was published on August 7, 2015, and edits have been made since then. Butler III totaled 448 yards and seven touchdowns on 75 carries in 12 games this past season as […]

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Linganore football: The Butler Dynasty

As Kendra Adams leaned against her front porch outside of where she currently resides in Mount Airy, she glanced up at the clouds in the sky, distraught about what life has put her family up against. Moving […]

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Photo Gallery: Ravens 7 on 7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour

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Highlight Video: Ravens 7 on 7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour

May 30, 2015- Ravens 7 on 7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour held at St. Paul’s School. 

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Ravens 7 on 7 HS football tournament review

BALTIMORE- High school football was officially back in action Saturday morning at the Ravens 7 on 7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour. And if it provided any indication on how the 2015 […]

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Preview for Ravens 7 on 7 HS football tournament presented by Under Armour

EVENT: Ravens 7 on 7 high school football tournament presented by Under Armour WHEN: Saturday, May 30th, 9:30 AM WHERE: St. Paul’s School (Baltimore, MD)   High school football is officially back in action this […]

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