Seneca Valley football team flattens Gaithersburg, 42-2

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1000 20170908 Seneca vs GaithersburgSeneca Valley senior Harold Dotson evades a would-be Gaithersburg tackle to bring the Screaming Eagles a first down. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  

GAITHERSBURG — Seneca Valley (2-0) defeated Gaithersburg (0-2) 42-2, as the Screaming Eagles won their home opener at their temporary home field at John H. Harvill Stadium at Gaithersburg High School.

Running back Semaj Meannu’s first touchdown of the night was a good omen for the Screaming Eagles. On the only the second play from scrimmage to begin the game, Meannu, broke a 56-yard touchdown run, making one cut and going untouched through the heart of the Gaithersburg defense.

While Gaithersburg struggled early, their offense, led by senior running back Ofori Sidrick and senior quarterback Tyler Woodward, steadily took the Trojans on a nine-play drive that ended in a blocked-field goal attempt that Seneca Valley defensive back Harold Dotson returned for a touchdown.


Gaithersburg knock Good Counsel out of the playoffs in basketball

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ROCKVILLE – The Maryland Elite Summer Basketball League playoffs kicked off Monday at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Daniel Pearl Memorial Gymnasium.

Third-seeded Gaithersburg clashed with Good Counsel in a game that saw the Trojans ride a dominant first half to a 53-38 victory to advance to the second round of the postseason. Gaithersburg rising senior Kevin Neal registered 20 points and was named Player of the Game. Even though the Falcons lost, rising senior guard Cameron Carter led all scorers with 22 points. Gaithersburg’s tight defense stymied the Falcons offensively as the Trojans scored 17 unanswered points to open the first half.

In fact, of the 14 total points Good Counsel earned in the first half, Carter scored eight of them at the free-throw line.


Whitman Girls Capture 4A West Crown

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Whitman girls 4A Champs -3-2017Isabel Manzano, a Whitman senior goes up for an uncontested layup against Gaithersburg in the 4A- West finals. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH 

SILVER SPRING – The Whitman varsity girls basketball team claimed its second 4A West championship in two years Saturday after throttling Gaithersburg 69-46 at the Nelson H. Kobren Memorial Gym at Blair High School.

Gaithersburg got on the board first but the rest of the first half belonged to Whitman as the Vikings dropped 44 points on the Trojans.

Whitman guard Abby Meyers led all scorers with 26 points in three quarters of play.


G-burg tops Seneca Valley, 58-29

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GAITHERSBURG- The Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles girls basketball team was muted by the Gaithersburg Trojans, 58-29, still failing to win a single game this season.

The Screamin’ Eagles are now at 0-14, while Gaithersburg moves to 9-4.


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Seneca Valley came within a game of playing for a Maryland 3A state title last season but the Germantown public school has one of the county’s top returning players in senior guard Brandon Simpson.
A four-year varsity performer, Simpson averaged 13 points per game last season in leading the Screaming Eagles to a 3A state semifinal appearance.
Quince Orchard boasts perhaps the county’s top returning backcourt in seniors Johnny Fierstein and Matt Kelly who combined to average nearly 40 points per game last season.


Montgomery Marty’s Weekly Picks for October 20, 2016:

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Montgomery Marty predicts the ‘Skins for Super Bowl Sunday

Montgomery Marty


Marty is ready to burst. The Big ‘Hawg fan has had enough of dissin’ the Hawgs.
Marty also wants to know what happened to the Packers last week. Aaron Rodgers looked like RGIII on the field and that ain’t a good thing.
The Green and Gold was supposed to whoop up on the Cow Pokes so the Hawgs could cruise.
Never mind, after winning four-straight The Sound and the Fury is waiting for Captain Kirk to cut loose with another “How you Like THAT!”
He’s earned it. And he earned Marty’s respect giving up his body rushing for a first down on a drive that led to a touchdown last week.
From Marty’s sideline seat, one could see Captain Kirk is the heart of this Redskin football team and Marty predicts a bunch of seasons ahead of this young man - eventually leading the Hawgs back to the Lombardi Trophy.
You heard it here first folks. Write it down and make book on it. The Big Cigar is never wrong. Speaking of which ole Marty was real close on a bunch of games last week and went 14-3. So let’s look ahead.


Clayton’s 4 TDs propels Whitman past Gaithersburg, 28-17

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BETHESDA – Whitman senior Quarterback Matt Clayton said he will remember Friday night’s game against Gaithersburg forever.

Clayton scored four touchdowns to propel the Whitman varsity football team (4-2) over Gaithersburg (2-4) 28-17 during the Vikings’ homecoming game.

“It’s just a big team win, I couldn’t have done it without everyone else,” Clayton said. “Obviously, (it’s) one of our bigger games: playoff implications (and a) good Gaithersburg team that fought ‘til the end, but it’s huge. Obviously, homecoming night (is) something that I’m going to remember forever.”


QO pounds Gaithersburg in football, 45-7

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GAITHERSBURG – Quince Orchard senior wide receiver Marvin Beander scored two touchdowns during the Cougars’ 45-7 win against host Gaithersburg Friday night.

In the first quarter, Beander and fellow senior Doc Bonner each scored touchdowns and Quince Orchard senior kicker Hayden August made his field goal attempt to put the visiting team up 17-0, a lead QO extended to 38 points by halftime.

That earned the Cougars (4-1) a running clock for the second half to the detriment of the home team Trojans (2-3).


Nchami’s pick-sixes lead Panthers to blank Trojans, 26-0

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BURTONSVILLE – When the Paint Branch varsity football team gathered for the post-game team photo Friday night, several of the players posed with their hands depicting a zero.

That gesture is a privilege reserved for a team who just shut out its opponent. The Panthers did just that, blanking the visiting Trojans by a score of 26-0. 

“Their defense did a great job, but we handed them too many points,” Gaithersburg Head Coach Kreg Kephart said. “When you play a good team, you can’t hand them 21 points and expect to have a shot.”


Gaithersburg beats football rival Watkins Mill 28-14

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GAITHERSBURG – Gaithersburg doubled up local rival Watkins Mill Friday night, winning 28-14 in a football game where the Trojans built an insurmountable 21-0 advantage before halftime.

Playing in its home opener, Gaithersburg senior defensive back Antwan Clipper returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown and senior Chris Harris added the first of his two touchdowns of the night from two yards out later in the first quarter.

Harris rammed his second score across the line in the final minute before the end of the second quarter, ceding the point-scoring duty out of the backfield in the second half to junior Sidrick Ofori, who busted in a 10-yard run during the final frame.

Trojans Head Coach Kreg Kephart called the game a “total team” effort. 

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