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Gonzaga dominates Georgetown Prep, wins Jesuit Cup

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MPI GPvGonz 0342Gonzaga's Dean Engram (6) celebrates with teammate Aidan Rafferty (66) after their second touchdown in the second quarter. Gonzaga went on to defeat Georgetown Prep 40-0. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  

WASHINGTON — In a battle of two D.C. area powers, the Gonzaga Eagles rolled over the Georgetown Prep Hoyas to the tune of a 40-0 victory, and won the Jesuit Gridiron Classic Saturday.

The Gonzaga offense was rolling throughout the game, and it didn’t take long for it to get going. On the opening drive of the game, Gonzaga junior John Marshall made it to the end zone with a 22-yard touchdown run.

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Concussion fears reduce numbers of students turning out to play football

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Football helmets on fieldFewer students are coming out for football in many County public schools due to a changing population that often prefers soccer, the need for many students to have jobs after school — and the increasing fear of concussions that may result in lifelong medical problems.

While many of the coaches who spoke with the Sentinel agreed that blows to the head can be dangerous, they all stressed how much safer football is now as compared with when they played the game.

At Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, participation in football is “way down. The last three years, the numbers have shrunk significantly,” said Seneca Valley head coach Fred Kim.

He blamed decreased enrollment at the high school as well as what he termed “the war against football” in the news and on social media.

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Montgomery Marty’s Weekly Picks for Sept. 14, 2017

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That was a forward pass - and the referees don’t get a free one

Montgomery MartyThe Big Hoss on the Ponderosa is sitting, ready to choke on his favorite Cuban stogie after watching the ‘Skins choke in week one.

Captain Kirk was spotty, but the defense was trainspottin’. The offense showed moments of hope, but the Big “D” took off down the slippery slope.

And with all that said, we was in it to win it and cou’dve done it.

Everyone but the referee - well even the referee - knew that was an incomplete pass.

If the fix is in for the NFL it’s upstairs in the booth. Everybody on earth knew that was a blocked pass and not a fumble. If the Hawgs are gonna lose - let it be because of their horrible play - not a horrible play call by a referee with a Jimmie Cone for a brain. Last week Marty went 15-3 proving he’s better than any NFL referee and bring his total up to 29-6 for the season.

So let’s take a look at the local fun coming up this week:

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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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Paint Branch Panthers beat RM Rockets 21-9

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ROCKVILLE- The Paint Branch Panthers dominated the Richard Montgomery Rockets 21-9 Friday night. The Panthers now ride a two-game unbeaten streak as they handed the Rockets their first loss of the season.

The Rockets put up a good defensive showing, but could not keep up the pressure in the second half.

“Leaving a very good team and a very well-coached team like RM in the game, and you have scoring opportunities, was a mistake, cause I knew they would make us pay for it,” said Panthers head coach Mike Nesmith.

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Wootton captures its own 7-7 tourney crown

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War on Wootton 7x7 Passing League JGS 1511 2Wootton captured its own 7-7 summer league football tournament this weekend.              PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH ROCKVILLE – The War at Wootton 7 on 7 Tournament featured some of the area’s top high school football programs including Bullis, Quince Orchard and Gaithersburg but it was only fitting that the host team capture top honors Saturday at Wootton High School.

 Led by a core unit that featured quarterback Grant Saylor and wide receivers Noelly Miller and Elijah Trent, the Patriots defeated Avalon in the championship game to earn the top prize.

“I just wanted to show everybody that Wootton is a football school,” said Miller, a second team All-Sentinel performer last season. “The past couple years we’ve been [expected] to lose every game but I want to change that and turn our whole program around. We’ve got a lot of talent obviously and I think we have a good chance of making the playoffs this year.”

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Top Ten High School Football: Sept. 4, 2014

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1. Good Counsel 1-0

2. Bullis 0-0

3. Northwest 0-0

4. Damascus 0-0

5. Clarksburg 0-0

6. Quince Orchard 0-0

7. Seneca Valley 0-0

8. Paint Branch 0-0

9. Sherwood 0-0

10. Georgetown Prep 1-0

 

Worth Watching . . . Gaithersburg, Avalon, Whitman

The season starts off with some familiar faces in our Top Ten.

Good Counsel looks very good against Wilson. Bullis has a new field and Northwest is defending a state title.

Prep is back in action and waiting in the wings are Gaithersburg, Avalon and Whitman. Let the games begin.

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