Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Which Week 4 high school football game should be featured as the Patch Game of the Week in Montgomery County?
The Quince Orchard Cougars rolled over Paint Branch in a matchup of unbeaten teams in the Week 3 Montgomery County Patch Game of the Week. Will a new team be featured for the second consecutive week or will the Cougars reign continue? Quince Orchard (3-0 overall, 0-0 division) plays host to Montgomery 4A West division rival Northwest (2-1, 1-0). Northwest is coming off a 55-0 win over Magruder and its only loss came on the road in Week 2 against undefeated Seneca Valley. Seneca Valley (3-0, 2-0) travels to Potomac for Week 4's only matchup of unbeaten teams as the Screaming Eagles take on the Churchill Bulldogs (3-0, 3-0). Other games involving teams above .500 this week include Einstein (2-1, 1-1) at Damascus (3-0, 1-0) and Poolesville (2…
Friday, September 14, 2012
Matchup of unbeaten teams edges Walter Johnson-Springbrook.
Move aside, Watkins Mill, there's a new big cat in town. After the Wolverines were featured in the first two Montgomery County Patch Games of the Week, the Quince Orchard Cougars have won the week 3 poll for its Friday night matchup against Paint Branch. Quince Orchard-Paint Branch, which won 35 percent of the vote, is one of only two games featuring unbeaten teams this week. The other is Wootton-Damascus, which won only 7 percent. Walter Johnson-Springbrook was week 3's runner up with 21 percent of the vote. The Cougars are coming off a 55-0 drubbing of Montgomery Blair in week 2 and a convincing 28-12 win over Sherwood to open the season. Paint Branch has easily handled two Rockville schools, first defeating Rockville High School 41-18, …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Which Week 3 high school football game should be featured as the Patch Game of the Week in Montgomery County?
Could the Watkins Mill Wolverines varsity football squad be Montgomery County Patch readers' favorite team? Through the first two weeks of the season, it appears that way. Watkins Mill has been voted as the Montgomery County Patch High School Football Game of the Week for it's week 1 win over Poolesville and week 2 loss to Damascus. Might this be the week a new team is featured or will Patch follow Watkins Mill out to Blake High School as it tries to avoid a second consecutive loss? Paint Branch at Quince Orchard and Damascus at Wootton mark the only matchups of unbeaten teams in week 3. Voting for week 3 games is currently open and will close at 11:59 p.m. Thursday. The game selected as week 3's game of the week will be announced Friday…
Friday, September 7, 2012
Edges Northwest-Seneca Valley, the Battle for Germantown.
For the second week in a row, Watkins Mill football support poured in to upset a marquee matchup in the Patch Montgomery County Football Game of the Week Poll. With 41 percent of the vote, Watkins Mill-Damascus will be featured as the Patch Game of the Week. Gaithersburg-Springbrook was second with 18 percent and the highly anticipated Battle for Germantown between Northwest and Seneca Valley finished third with 13 percent. The Wolverines are coming off a 42-14 win over Poolesville in Week 1 and head coach Kevin Watson said a win over Damascus would be a breakthrough win for his program. PREVIEW: Watkins Mill v. Damascus Damascus (1-0) is coming off a 41-6 drubbing of Clarksburg. The Gazette's No. 3-ranked team scored all of its points in …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Which Week 2 high school football game should be featured as the Patch Game of the Week in Montgomery County?
One week down, nine to go. High school football is officially underway in Montgomery County and Patch wants your help deciding what the biggest game is each week. In our inaugural Montgomery County Patch High School Football Game of the Week poll, readers selected Watkins Mill-Poolesville and the Wolverines rolled to a 42-14 victory. Voting for week two games is currently open and will close at 11:59 p.m. Thursday. The game selected as week two's game of the week will be announced Friday morning. In the event of a tie, we'll be relying on your comments to make a decision. Whichever game or school has the most support in the comments will win the tiebreaker. Vote for the Week 2 Montgomery County Patch High School Football Game of the Week …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Edges highly anticipated Quince Orchard-Sherwood matchup.
In the inaugural Patch Montgomery County Football Game of the Week Poll, a surprising upstart edged out two of the county's elite programs to be selected as the Week 1 Game of the Week Friday night. With 46 percent of the vote, Watkins Mill-Poolesville knocked off Quince Orchard-Sherwood (26 percent) and the rest of the county to be nominated as GOTW. Quince Orchard is coming off a 13-1 season in which its only defeat came in overtime of the state championship. Cougars head coach Dave Mencarini told Patch he believes his program and Sherwood are the county's winningest over the last eight years. Instead, Patch will travel to Poolesville High School for a rematch of last year's season-opener between the Falcons and Wolverines, which …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Which Week 1 high school football game should be featured as the inaugural Patch Game of the Week in Montgomery County?
A new school year. A clean slate. Friday Night Lights. As Montgomery County Public Schools prepare to open its doors to students on Monday, Aug. 27, athletes across the county have been preparing for their respective seasons, officially as early as Aug. 11, unofficially for longer. In a new fall feature, Montgomery County's Patch sites will be selecting a high school football Game of the Week, but we need your help and it's really easy. We'll post a poll every week listing the games across the county. All you need to do is vote for your selection as the Montgomery County Patch High School Football Game of the Week. Polls will close for each week at 11:59 p.m. the Wednesday before kickoff. (For example, week 1 games begin on Friday, Aug. …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Quince Orchard hosts Churchill as Montgomery 4A's top two seeds square off for a berth in the state semifinals.
While top-ranked Seneca Valley was eliminated from the 3A state playoffs in its first game, there would be no upsets in Montgomery 4A's regional semifinals. No. 1 Quince Orchard rolled over Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 52-7, and No. 2 Churchill handled Gaithersburg, 24-6, to set up a showdown between the 4A West division's best teams with a berth in the state semifinals on the line. The two schools will meet at 7 p.m. at QO's Cougar Dome in their first postseason meeting since QO head coach Dave Mencarini's first season in 2004. That year, the Bulldogs eliminated the Cougars in the first round. It is the last time Mencarini's team has fallen short of the regional final, having advanced past the first round for seven straight years. Even so, the …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Coach Joe Allen and quarterback Lansana Keita talk to Patch after losing their first game of the season.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011
The Churchill Bulldogs are no longer undefeated after losing to Seneca Valley 32-6 on Friday night. Penalties and turnovers were key factors in the loss. Churchill was able to move up and down the field, but they weren't able to capitalize on their chances because of interceptions and fumbles. Running back Curtis Kamara scored the only touchdown for the Bulldogs. Next Game: Gaithersburg @ Churchill at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Churchill and Seneca Valley both enter the game undefeated through the early part of the season. The game, which will be played at Seneca Valley High School, starts at 6:30 p.m.
After watching his team post convincing wins in each of its first three games, Winston Churchill football coach Joe Allen said he is looking forward to seeing how his Bulldogs fare in today’s matchup with Seneca Valley. Churchill lost to the Screamin’ Eagles, 34-0, last season. Allen referred to Seneca Valley as “very talented and athletic” and said the game “will serve as a measuring stick for us." The Screamin’ Eagles have made the playoffs nine of the last 10 seasons. And, like the Bulldogs, Seneca Valley has won each of its first three games to start this season. “We’re really excited for this opportunity,” Allen said. “This is going to be a big game for us.” Churchill beat Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 47-7, last Friday after outscoring …