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RM Rockets clinch playoff spot with victory over Blair, 38-13

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Blair vs. RM FB 11 3 17Rockets QB Spencer Silverstein (5) is taken down by Blair’s Jason Amboo (76). Silverstein would go on to lead RM to victory, earning them a playoff spot. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  ROCKVILLE – Friday night at Roy Lester Stadium, Richard Montgomery clinched a playoff spot and made history in the process.

Richard Montgomery seniors Spencer Silverstein and Daryn Alexander guided the Rockets to a 38-13 victory over the visiting Blair Blazers on Senior Night and helped the program earn its third consecutive winning season for the first time in 45 years.

“It feels amazing just to have a great game and come out with a dub and clinch a playoff spot,” said Silverstein, who ran for two touchdowns in the first half to help the Rockets jump out to a 31-0 advantage at the intermission.

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Poolesville Falcons beat Watkins Mill Wolverines in OT

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Poolesville vs. Watkins Mill

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE – Poolesville spoiled Watkins Mill’s homecoming Friday night and avenged last year’s loss in the process.

After suffering a one-point loss to the Watkins Mill Wolverines last season, the Poolesville Falcons had revenge on their minds.

Poolesville quarterback Ethan Gaddis connected with running back Connell Oberman on a short touchdown pass in overtime to lift the Falcons to a 48-41 victory over the Wolverines.

On the ensuing possession, Poolesville linebacker Colin Hemingway sacked Watkins Mill quarterback Markel Grant on third down but the Wolverines missed a scoring opportunity when Kaden Prather was stopped short of the end zone after catching Grant’s pass on fourth down.

“Last year was a bad loss,” said Hemingway, who led the Poolesville defense with 9.5 tackles including two tackles for a loss and a pair of sacks. “It’s a huge win to beat them this year.”

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Highlights in local sports feature football standouts in high school and college

DJ MooreMaryland wide receiver DJ Moore gets loose from Northwestern linebacker Paddy Fisher. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH  Maryland junior wide receiver DJ Moore was a bright spot in the Terrapins’ 32-21 loss to Northwestern Saturday in College Park.
Moore, a Philadelphia native, became just the seventh player in school history to record 200 yards in a game, registering 210 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
“He’s been that way pretty much every week,” said Maryland head coach DJ Durkin. “He’s a really talented guy that plays hard. He runs good routes and has good ball skills. We do a lot to get him the ball and design it that way and he always answers the call.”

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Good Counsel Falcons thrash Northwest Jaguars, 58-21

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GC Falcons vs. NW Jaguars 9 28 17Good Council’s Tyler Baylor (20) maneuvers around Northwest’s Brandon Walker (10) and AJ Woods (9). PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  OLNEY – Good Counsel junior Latrele Palmer was unstoppable Thursday night against Northwest.

The 5-foot-11, 220-pound running back rushed for more than 100 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Falcons to a 58-21 victory over the Jaguars at Kline Stadium at Dancel Field.

Six different players scored for Good Counsel and the program registered the most points in the modern era while Northwest suffered its first loss of the season.

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Northwest Jaguars capture King’s Trophy, trouncing Seneca Valley 31-6

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MPI NWvSV 1693Northwest's Juwon Farri breaks through Seneca Valley's defense. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  GERMANTOWN – Northwest earned bragging rights after Friday night’s 31-6 home victory over crosstown rival Seneca Valley.

The Jaguars (2-0) captured the King’s Trophy for the second straight year and for the fourth time in the last five years.

Northwest raced out to a 17-0 halftime lead and never looked back.

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Philadelphia Eagles’ Mack Hollins comes home to Rockville

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Mack HollinsPhiladelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Mack Hollins. COURTESY PHOTO  LANDOVER – Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Mack Hollins walked off FedEx Field Sunday with a big smile on his face.

Hollins, a Rockville native, said a few words to Eagles teammate Darren Sproles before heading to the locker room after a hard-fought 30-17 road victory over the Redskins in the regular season opener.

“Just a postgame conversation,” Hollins later admitted.

The Montgomery County product was elated to make his NFL debut at “the crib” amongst friends and family members including his parents, Richard and Karyn Hollins.

“It’s always good when family can come to a game and [you] go see them in the crowd,” said Hollins, a fourth-round selection in April’s NFL Draft.

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Damascus running back leads team to victory against Sherwood, 42-7

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MPI DvS 0238 EditedDamascus senior Gage Dickens (21) celebrates with Matthew Betterelli (85) after one of his four touchdowns during the game. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  

DAMASCUS – Sherwood simply had no answer for Damascus running back Gage Dickens.

The senior rushed for more than 150 yards and scored four touchdowns Friday to lead the Swarmin’ Hornets to a 42-7 win over Sherwood.

“This was a really big win,” said Dickens, “We knew this team was going to be tough and coming out here doing what we did that’s Damascus football. We played Damascus football tonight.”

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Staff picks for Sept. 7, 2017

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footballLast week:
Montgomery Marty: 12-5
Season: 12-5
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Last week: 0-0
Season: 0-0
This week:
Gaithersburg @ Seneca Valley
Sherwood @ Damascus
Whitman @ Einstein
Churchill @ Wootton
Urbana @ Clarksburg
Quince Orchard @ Blair
Wheaton @ Northwood
Kennedy @ Poolesville
Watkins Mill @ Magruder
Blake @ Springbrook
MSJ @ Good Counsel
Paint Branch @ RM
Walter Johnson @ Northwest
Rockville @ B-CC
Landon @ St. Mary’s
Avalon @ Sulphur Springs
Bullis @ Fork Union Academy
G. Prep @ Gilman

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Platt Back At Towson

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DSC 4802Adrian Feliz-Platt. FILE PHOTOA Towson University official confirmed on Wednesday that former Seneca Valley standout running back Adrian Feliz-Platt has returned to the football program.

“Adrian has rejoined the team,” John Brush, Director of Media Relations in Towson’s Department of Athletics wrote in an email message.

Platt told The Sentinel “I had left for a few days due to personal reasons. They ended up letting me come back though.”

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Latest sports hall of fame inductees include Olympic swimmer Ledecky

Congratulations to the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame 2017 induction class that includes Bethesda native and Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky along with Paul Tagliabue, Juan Dixon, Tom McMillen, Brenda Frese and former Washington Redskins defensive back and kick returner Mike Nelms.
Additionally, the class also included media celebrities Glenn Harris, Tony Kornheiser and Ron Weber who was a long-time Washington Capitals game announcer before he retired in 1997. These individuals were honored Sunday before the Washington Nationals-Atlanta Braves game at Nationals Park in Southeast D.C.

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