Bresee’s Breakaway Run Seals Deal for Damascus

The fact that the nation’s top-rated high school football player — Damascus defensive lineman Bryan Bresee — made the biggest play of the game came as no surprise.

What was stunning was that the Clemson-bound senior clinched the win for the Hornets on offense…as a running back.

With just over a minute to go in the 3A third round playoff game and a 23-13 lead against rival Franklin, Damascus had the ball on their opponent’s 34 yard line. It was 4th and 4 and the Hornets decided to go for the first down bringing in Bresee at tailback — all 6 foot, 5 inches and 290 pounds of him. And the rest was internet magic.

Bresee didn’t settle for a first down. His memorable 34 yard touchdown rumble, carrying defenders along the way, sealed a 30-13 victory for Damascus over their rivals. The senior’s final play in his final home game will not soon be forgotten.

The Hornets advance to the Maryland 3A state semi-final at Huntingtown on Friday.

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Joe Yasharoff

About Joe Yasharoff

Joe Yasharoff is MCM's Director of Content and Operations. He is also an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Maryland. Previously, Joe was the Managing Editor at NBC Sports Washington and Executive Sports Producer at FOX5 (WTTG-TV). He hosts the MoCo's Most Famous podcast for MCM.

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