Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:52 PM
Published on: Thursday, October 17, 2013
By Brandy L. Simms
Rockville quarterback Chuck Reese has taken Montgomery County by storm.
The talented junior signal-caller is not only the county’s leading passer but he has also thrown more touchdown passes than any other quarterback in the metropolitan area.
In Rockville’s 36-0 victory over Watkins Mill last weekend, Reese tossed three touchdown passes to bring his grand total to 24 this year.
Against the Wolverines, Reese completed 19 of 33 passes for 179 yards and the three scores.
Through six games, Reese has amassed nearly 1,900 passing yards heading into this weekend’s matchup with Damascus (5-1).
Rockville head coach Seth Kenton said that Reese has grasped the Rams’ new up-tempo, fast-paced offense.
“He’s doing a great job and he’s the perfect quarterback to fit in,” said Kenton. “He’s very smart. He reads defenses very well. He makes adjustments at the line. He’s got a quick little release.”
It doesn’t hurt that Reese’s production has been boosted by a talented receiving corps that includes juniors Joey Cornwell, Anthony Albert, Spencer Brigman and Louison Biama along with senior running back Cris Maldonado.
“He doesn’t have a huge arm,” added Kenton, “but he’s got enough to throw a deep ball when he wants to.”
The quartet of Cornwell, Albert, Brigman and Biama has amassed a combined 142 receptions for nearly 1,700 yards. In fact, Cornwell leads the metropolitan area with 49 catches for 590 yards.
Reese and his teammates have a big test ahead when Rockville (4-2) travels to Damascus on Friday to play the Swarmin’ Hornets.
“We’re growing,” said Kenton. “We’re developing every week.”