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QO Cougars rise to the challenge, defeating Blair 34-7

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JGS 0777 1QO running back Marquez Cooper (15) is brought down by Blair defensive tackle Oly Okumbi (57). PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH  After comfortably beating the B-CC Barons at home to kick off the season, the Quince Orchard Cougars faced a much stiffer challenge as they went on the road to face the Blair Blazers. But it was a challenge that the Cougars would yet again pass with flying colors, winning the game 34-7.

The opening minutes of the game were a struggle for both teams, as the first few drives for each team all ended in punts. Penalties were an issue for both teams in the early going. The Blazers’ defensive front, led by junior Oly Okumbi, stymied the Cougars rushing attack early on. Both QO quarterback Doc Bonner and running back Marquez Cooper struggled to find open holes to burst through.

The Blazers strong defense play would be rewarded, as Blair would draw first blood. On QO’s opening drive of the second quarter, the Blazers forced a Cougars punt. Johnny Hodges, the Cougars star linebacker, was sent out to punt the ball away. However, Hodges had trouble with the snap, and the Blazers pounced on the ball. Prince Bonsu returned the recovered fumble to the end zone for a Blair touchdown, and after the extra point, Blair led 7-0.

But the game turned steeply downhill for the Blazers after their opening touchdown, as Bonner and the Cougars would completely take the game over. On the ensuing QO drive, Bonner finally was able to run the ball effectively, and single-handedly carried his team down the field. Bonner would muscle his way into the end zone, and the Cougars tied the game up at seven.

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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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Staff picks for August 31, 2017

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Last week:

Montgomery Marty: 0-0

Season: 0-0

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Last week: 0-0

Season: 0-0

This week:

Whitman @ Landon

Northwood @ Paint Branch

Springbrook @Wheaton

B-CC @ Quince Orchard

RM @ Churchill

Clarksburg @ Kennedy

Einstein @ Gaithersburg

Damascus @ Blake

Magruder @ Sherwood

Seneca Valley @ Rockville

Northwest @ Wootton

Blair @ Watkins Mill

Poolesville @ Walter Johnson

Carroll @ Bullis

Avalon @ DeMatha

Gilman @ Good Counsel

G. Prep @ O’Connell

Brandy SimmsBrandy Simms, Sports Editor

Last week:         0-0

Season:             0-0

This week:

Landon

Paint Branch

Springbrook

Quince Orchard

RM

Clarksburg

Gaithersburg

Damscus

Sherwood

Seneca Valley

Wootton

Watkins Mill

Poolesville

Bullis

DeMatha

Good Counsel

G. Prep

Eva PaspalisEva Paspalis, Sports Writer

Last week:          0-0

Season:              0-0

This week:

Whitman

Paint Branch

Wheaton

Quince Orchard

R.M.

Clarksburg

Einstein

Damascus

Sherwood

Seneca Valley

Northwest

Blair

Poolesville

Bullis

DeMatha

Good Counsel

G. Prep

Wyatt KaremWyatt Karem, Sports Writer

Last week:          0-0

Season:              0-0

This week:

Landon

Paint Branch

Springbrook

Quince Orchard

R.M.

Clarksburg

Gaithersburg

Damascus

Sherwood

Seneca Valley

Northwest

Blair

Poolesville

Bullis

DeMatha

Good Counsel

G. Prep

Jacqui SouthJacqui South, Sports Photographer

Last week:          0-0

Season:              0-0

This week:

Landon

Paint Branch

Wheaton

Quince Orchard

R.M.

Clarksburg

Gaithersburg

Damascus

Magruder

Seneca Valley

Northwest

Watkins Mill

Poolesville

Bullis

DeMatha

Good Counsel

G. Prep

 

@bls1969 @EvaPaspalis @WyattKarem4 @jacqui_south

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Staff picks for November 3, 2016

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Last week:
Montgomery Marty: 15-2
Season: 124-31
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Last week: 16-1
Season: 133-22

This week:
Churchill @ Walter Johnson
Clarksburg @ Springbrook
Damascus @ Blair
Einstein @ Sherwood
Northwest @ Wootton
Northwood @ Kennedy
Paint Branch @ Q.O.
Poolesville @ Blake
Rockville @ Magruder
Seneca Valley @ Gaithersburg
Wheaton @ Watkins Mill
Episcopal @ Georgetown Prep
DeMatha @ Good Counsel
Landon @ Bullis
Avalon @ Benedictine
B-CC @ Whitman
R.M. @ Randallstown

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Staff picks for October 27, 2016

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Last week:
Montgomery Marty: 14-4
Season: 109-29
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Last week: 14-4
Season: 117-21

This week:
Blair @ Einstein
Kennedy @ Sherwood
Magruder @ Poolesville
Northwest @ Clarksburg
Paint Branch @ Northwood
Q.O. @ Whitman
Seneca Valley @ Damascus
Watkins Mill @ Blake
Wheaton @ Rockville
Wootton @ Churchill
Aberdeen @ Springbrook
B-CC @ Walter Johnson
Gaithersburg @ R.M.
St. Mary’s Ryken @ G. Counsel
Avalon @ Riverdale Baptist
Bullis @ SS/SA
Landon @ Georgetown Prep

Brandy Simms

Brandy Simms, Sports Editor
Last week: 14-4
Season: 108-30

This week:
Blair
Sherwood
Poolesville
Northwest
Paint Branch
Quince Orchard
Damascus
Blake
Wheaton
Wootton
Aberdeen
Walter Johnson
Richard Montgomery
Good Counsel
Riverdale Baptist
Bullis
Georgetown Prep

Eva Paspalis

Eva Paspalis, Sports Writer
Last week: 16-2
Season: 97-41

This week:
Blair
Sherwood
Poolesville
Northwest
Paint Branch
Quince Orchard
Damascus
Blake
Wheaton
Wootton
Aberdeen
Walter Johnson
Richard Montgomery
Good Counsel
Riverdale Baptist
Bullis
Georgetown Prep

Wyatt Karem

Wyatt Karem, Sports Writer
Last week: 14-4
Season: 108-30

This week:
Blair
Sherwood
Poolesville
Northwest
Paint Branch
Quince Orchard
Damascus
Blake
Wheaton
Wootton
Aberdeen
Walter Johnson
Richard Montgomery
Good Counsel
Riverdale Baptist
Bullis
Georgetown Prep

Jacqui South

Jacqui South, Sports Photographer
Last week: 14-4
Season: 92-46

This week:
Blair
Sherwood
Magruder
Northwest
Paint Branch
Quince Orchard
Seneca Valley
Watkins Mill
Wheaton
Wootton
Aberdeen
Walter Johnson
Richard Montgomery
Good Counsel
Riverdale Baptist
Bullis
Georgetown Prep

@bls1969 @EvaPaspalis @WyattKarem4 @jacqui_south

 

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Staff picks for October 13, 2016

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Last week totals:

Montgomery Marty: 13-4

Season: 81-22

Unknown editor

Last week: 14-3

Season: 89-14

This week:

B-CC @ Churchill

Clarksburg @ Gaithersburg

Einstein @ Kennedy

W.J. @ Northwood

Linganore @ Wootton

Magruder @ Blake

Rockville @ Watkins Mill

Sherwood @ Blair

Springbrook @ Paint Branch

Wheaton @ Seneca Valley

Whitman @ Damascus

Poolesville @ R.M.

Quince Orchard @ Northwest

McNamara @ Good Counsel

Episcopal @ Bullis

SS/SA @ Landon

G. Prep @ St. Albans

 

Brandy Simms

Brandy Simms, Sports Editor

Last week:       14-3

Season:            82-21

This week:

B-CC

Clarksburg

Einstein

Northwood

Wootton

Blake

Watkins Mill

Sherwood

Paint Branch

Seneca Valley

Damascus

Richard Montgomery

Quince Orchard

Good Counsel

Bullis

Landon

Prep

 

Eva Paspalis

Eva Paspalis, Sports Writer

Last week:       13-4

Season:            72-31

This week:

B-CC

Clarksburg

Einstein

Northwood

Wootton

Blake

Watkins Mill

Sherwood

Paint Branch

Seneca Valley

Damascus

Richard Montgomery

Northwest

Good Counsel

Episcopal

Saint Stevens/St. Agnes

Prep

 

Wyatt Karem

Wyatt Karem, Sports Writer

Last week:       12-5

Season:            80-23

This week:

Churchill

Clarksburg

Einstein

Walter Johnson

Linganore

Blake

Watkins Mill

Sherwood

Paint Branch

Seneca Valley

Damascus

Richard Montgomery

Quince Orchard

Good Counsel

Episcopal

Saint Stevens/St. Agnes

Prep

 

Jacqui South

Jacqui South, Sports Photographer

Last week:       11-6

Season:            67-36

This week:

B-CC

Clarksburg

Einstein

Walter Johnson

Linganore

Magruder

Watkins Mill

Sherwood

Springbrook

Seneca Valley

Damascus

Richard Montgomery

Northwest

Good Counsel

Episcopal

Landon

Prep

 

 

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