BETHESDA – The Blair football team earned the program’s first-ever playoff berth Friday night with a convincing 41-0 road win against Whitman at Jerome M. Marco Stadium.
Blair players celebrated on the field and posed for photos afterward to document a landmark moment in the Silver Spring public school’s athletic history.
“I can’t tell you how much this [win] it means to us,” said Blair junior running back J’den Seals. “I feel like this game was for the whole school and the whole community.”
The win was significant especially for seniors Daymon Anderson and Yonis Blanco who helped lead the Blazers to an 8-2 mark, the program’s best record in 20 years.
Anderson said last year’s 17-13 home loss to Whitman in the season finale left a sour taste in their mouth so they naturally wanted to get some payback.