Tuesday, December 11, 2012
One-third of all players and coaches recognized by The Washington Post play for Quince Orchard or Gaithersburg high schools.
The Washington Post released Friday its 2012 All-Montgomery County 4A Football Team, and it's dominated by Gaithersburg-area athletes. Players from state runner-up Quince Orchard and Gaithersburg high schools make up one-third of the honorees, including Coach of the Year Dave Mencarini (Quince Orchard) and Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Newby (Quince Orchard, senior linebacker). Other honorees include: The full All-Montgomery 4A Football Team can be viewed on The Washington Post.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Trojans blow 14-point halftime lead, fall to Northwest. Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill each dominate opponents.
The narrative is the same each week: two Gaithersburg-area high schools win big while another falls in dramatic fashion. Northwest 31-Gaithersburg 21 Paced by running back Soloman Vault's three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving), Gaithersburg managed to build a 21-7 halftime lead over rival Northwest on Saturday afternoon, but the tide shifted in favor of the Jaguars in the second half. Northwest rang up 24 unanswered second half points and shut out the Trojans for the final two-plus quarters. Gaithersburg dropped to 2-5 with the loss and Northwest extended its win streak to three games while improving to 5-2. Quince Orchard 42-Richard Montgomery 0 In a year in which Richard Montgomery has exceeded expectations, Dave Mencarini's …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill earn decisive victories Friday while Gaithersburg falls a point short against Clarksburg.
Gaithersburg-area high school football teams wrapped up a successful week on the gridiron, winning two of three Friday night match ups. Unfortunately the lone loss came with some drama and heartbreak. Clarksburg 13-Gaithersburg 12 Trailing 13-6 in the fourth quarter, Gaithersburg High School running back Solomon Vault took off for a 52-yard touchdown run to cut the Trojan deficit to 1 point against Clarksburg. Trojan head coach Kreg Kephart elected to go for the two point conversion and a one point lead rather than attempt a game-tying extra point. Gaithersburg's pass attempt failed and the Coyotes held on for the win, Clarksburg's first since Oct. 14, 2011. Quince Orchard 46-Whitman 3 Quince Orchard got off to a fast start, paced by two …