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Philadelphia Eagles’ Mack Hollins comes home to Rockville

Mack HollinsPhiladelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Mack Hollins. COURTESY PHOTO  LANDOVER – Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Mack Hollins walked off FedEx Field Sunday with a big smile on his face.

Hollins, a Rockville native, said a few words to Eagles teammate Darren Sproles before heading to the locker room after a hard-fought 30-17 road victory over the Redskins in the regular season opener.

“Just a postgame conversation,” Hollins later admitted.

The Montgomery County product was elated to make his NFL debut at “the crib” amongst friends and family members including his parents, Richard and Karyn Hollins.

“It’s always good when family can come to a game and [you] go see them in the crowd,” said Hollins, a fourth-round selection in April’s NFL Draft.

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Churchill defeats Wootton in boys soccer, 2-0

POTOMAC – The Churchill Bulldogs defeated the Wootton Patriots 2-0 in a dominating performance at home in boys varsity soccer Thursday.

Controlling both halves, the Bulldogs maintained possession and speed over their opponents to score after just four minutes in the first half and again midway through the second half.

“I thought we did a lot of what we set out to do, possession, keep the ball wide, and I think that helped us control the game,” said Churchill head coach Arnold Tarzy. “The first goal was a bit lucky but it counts. The second was just brilliant, it was pretty emphatic,” he added.

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

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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Geroy Simon inducted into Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Geroy Simon 2Geroy Simon, pictured here (10) when he played for the Maryland Terrapins in 1997, played in the Canadian Football League for 15 years until his retirement in 2013 and will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. COURTESY PHOTO  Former University of Maryland wide receiver Geroy Simon will be honored this month.

Simon, a Pennsylvania native, is scheduled to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame on September 14.

“It’s something that’s pretty exciting,” said Simon, who celebrated his 42nd birthday on September 11. “I’m honored and humbled to be going into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.”

In 2014, Simon retired as the most prolific wide receiver in Canadian Football League history. During a 15-year CFL career, Simon earned numerous individual accolades and captured three Grey Cup championships which is the equivalent of an NFL Super Bowl title.

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Rockville Rams make a comeback in soccer game over RM Rockets, 3-2

MPI RMvR 0332 EditedDespite RM Rockets keeper Vicente Quispe’s best efforts, Feliz Rivera scores what would be the game-winning point for the Rockville Rams. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  ROCKVILLE – The Rockville Rams completed a 3-2 comeback in boys varsity soccer Saturday afternoon to defeat the Richard Montgomery Rockets.

Dominating possession and opening the score in the first half, Rockville went behind but managed to score. The Rams' efforts paid off as they scored the only goal in the second half to win the match.

"We went down early but we had to keep working hard and I think coming back and holding out for 20-plus minutes says a lot about our team and our character," said senior midfielder Bryce Orsini.

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Damascus running back leads team to victory against Sherwood, 42-7

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

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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Seneca Valley football team flattens Gaithersburg, 42-2

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.

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Staff picks for Sept. 7, 2017

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Montgomery Marty: 12-5
Season: 12-5
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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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