UPDATED: Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets Win 3A State Championship, 55-14, Over Dundalk (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Jake Funk with the ball in the Maryland 3A State Championship game.

Jake Funk with the ball in the Maryland 3A State Championship game.

UPDATED Damascus star running back Jake Funk scored a record seven times in the Maryland 3A state championship game, which was played at M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Dec. 3rd.

The Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets won the game, 55-14, over the Dundalk Owls to finish the season undefeated.

In this first quarter, Funk scored twice.

Dundalk responded with a touchdown and two point conversion. But it was Funk again with a score. The Hornets two-point conversion failed.

Before halftime, Funk has six touchdowns bringing his total this season to 56 and football fans there was still a second half to play.

Funk scored again right after the half to bring his total to seven touchdowns in the Maryland championship game.

The win is redemption for Damascus who lost the state championship game last year.

In an interview earlier this week, Damascus Coach Eric Wallich said if the Swarmin’ Hornets won the game it would be bittersweet because it is Funk’s last game for his high school team. Wallich credited Funk’s work ethic for his success and he said he loved his star player like a son. He hoped Funk would go out in a “blaze of glory” and that he did!

PHOTOS | Phil Fabrizio

Concejal Jawando responde al reporte de MCPS sobre incidente en Damascus

Councilmember Will Jawando

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) anunciaron la tarde del martes, que su investigación interna sobre los incidentes, que tuvieron lugar el 31 de octubre en el vestuario de niños de la Escuela Secundaria Damascus, se completó.    Durante la conferencia de prensa, se anunciaron los siguientes pasos:   Se han tomado medidas disciplinarias, pero no se dieron […]

Read more

Councilmember Jawando Responds to MCPS’ Report on Damascus Incidents

Councilmember Will Jawando

Late Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced that their internal investigation into the horrific incidents that took place in the boy’s locker room at Damascus High School on October 31 was complete. Some of the next steps announced at the news conference: disciplinary action has been taken but no specifics were released the […]

Read more

MCPS: Damascus Athletic Director, JV Coaching Staff Are Out

featured image - Damascus Press Conference Jack Smith Derek Turner

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Jack Smith held a press conference Tuesday, where Smith answered questions about the letter mailed to the Damascus community detailing an update into MCPS’s internal investigation into the alleged locker room rapes. (Video courtesy of Facebook/Fox 5 DC) Athletic Director, JV Football Coach Out at Damascus MCPS is making major […]

Read more

MCPS Puts Damascus Football Program on Probation

Damascus football helmeT

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith released a letter today that was sent to the Damascus High School community. The letter provides an update on MCPS’ internal investigation into the sexual assault charges resulting from an incident that occurred on October 31, 2018 in the boys’ locker room. The investigation is complete and […]

Read more

More Fallout at Damascus: Athletic Director Placed on Leave

PHOTO|MCPS

Joe Doody, the athletic director at Damascus High School, was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday. In an email to Damascus coaches, the systemwide athletics director at Montgomery County Public Schools, Jeff Sullivan confirmed that the leave is due to the ongoing investigation into the supervision of the boys’ locker room on the afternoon of […]

Read more

Damascus High School JV Football Coach Placed on Leave

Damascus hs front 1080x1080

The Junior Varsity Football Coach at Damascus High School was placed on administrative leave last month as part of the internal investigation following the locker room hazing incident in October. The investigation is looking into the supervision coaches and staff members have over students in the locker rooms, which is where this incident took place. […]

Read more

MCPS Hires External Firm to Investigate Damascus Sexual Assault Case

PHOTO|MCPS

Montgomery County Public Schools published a letter that Superintendent Jack Smith emailed to the Damascus high school community on Sunday. The letter is about how MCPS is cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation into alleged rapes and violent assaults at Damascus, and they’ve also hired an external firm to internally investigate the school and football team […]

Read more

Damascus’ Varsity Game Against Century Was Clouded By the JV Team’s Controversy

Damascus Welcome sign

Damascus’ varsity football team maintained its winning streak last night, beating Century High School 42-3. The varsity team’s victory came as the school and the community dealt with the fallout from rape allegations involving the junior varsity team. During the day on Friday, the school received a “concerning call,” threatening administrators if the varsity game […]

Read more

Damascus Football Makes it 49 Straight

DAMvMill 10-12-18 0001

The Damascus Hornets were stymied in the first half on their way to a 49th win as the Watkins Mill Wolverines held them scoreless.  The last time Damascus found themselves held to goose egg score in the first half was against Williamsport at home during the MPSSAA 2A semifinal in November 2017.  The Wolverines had […]

Read more

Damascus Swarmin Hornets 2A West Regional Champions with 7-3 Win Over Walkersville (PHOTOS)

J 2A playoff Walkersville at Damascus

Congratulations to the Damascus Swarmin Hornets on their 40th straight win making them the 2017 2A West Regional Champions. The 2A West playoff game between the Walkersville Lions and the Damascus Swarmin Hornets took place in Damascus. It was standing room only as all the bleachers were filled with supporters of both teams. At the […]

Read more
Like this post? Sign up for our Daily Update here.
Avatar

Comments

| Comments are closed.

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter