Phil Fabrizio

Phil Fabrizio is an award-winning event, news and sports photographer in the Washington D.C. Metro area. He lives in North Potomac and has operated Sugarloaf Photography since 1985. He is a member of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc in Glen Echo. Stop by Phil’s PhotoLoaf site or follow him on Twitter @Photoloaf.

I began my blog site, Photo LOAF, in August 2011 to write about a photographer’s approach to documenting life as a slice of time. Photo assignments are usually specific place in time events. Photos of High School sporting events are captured “of the moment” and not modified and filed directly from my camera on the sidelines to MCM for them to retweet. The blogs with supporting photos reflect the event are subsequently posted. On occasions I spin off to cover other local DMV events or to add some stream of consciousness on the DMV’s sporting world events.

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Quince Orchard Stays Perfect, Emphatically Ends Walter Johnson's Historic Season

Quince Orchard defeats Walter Johnson 56-21 to advance to Round 3 in MPSSAA Football Playoffs

Cougar Dome, Gaithersburg, MD: Friday, November 14, 2019 Football at Walter Johnson has never been here before.  Here, is the second round of the MPSSAA football playoff.  The Wildcats historic season finished 8-3 which included a playoff win against Urbana along with wins against, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Whitman and Churchill.  A win against the latter two […]

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Quince Orchard Dominates Playoff Matchup with Crosstown Gaithersburg

Quince Orchard defeats Gaithersburg in MPSSAA playoff 70-12

Gaithersburg, MD: Friday, November 8, 2019 It’s freezing cold.  The Cougar Dome is sparsely populated for this first round of the 2019 MPSSAA football playoffs.  Quince Orchard is ahead by 36 points at the end of the first quarter over their crosstown opponent the Gaithersburg Trojans. The play clock still ticks according to the normal […]

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Chainsaw Carvers Create a Very Large Kodiak Bear at Landon School

Landon Bear

Bethesda, MD: October 2019 I got the note from Paul Walco in late September.  He was back in the DMV creating a new tree carving out of a hickory trunk in Bethesda.  He asked if I could take a few pictures. Remember Paul Walco, he carved Travilah’s Eagle This time a dead tree on the […]

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Playoff-Bound Richard Montgomery Rolls Over BCC

Richard Montgomery defeats Bethesda-Chevy Chase 42-14

Bethesda, MD: Friday, November 1, 2019 The Richard Montgomery Rockets left no doubt about their desire to further advance into the upcoming MPSSAA state playoff standings.  They rolled up 42 points and a win against B-CC’s 14 on Friday night.  The B-CC Baron’s loss basically assures them of a 9th place position. They are not […]

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Quince Orchard Survives Test from Northwest to Stay Undefeated

NWatQO-15

Gaithersburg, MD: Friday October 26, 2019 Quince Orchard is now 8-0 but staying undefeated did not come easily for the Cougars against their rival Northwest Jaguars Friday night.  It was QO’s latest win in what I call the Battle of Great Seneca. The Jaguars took the opening kickoff and managed the clock for nearly the […]

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Seneca Valley Upsets Previously Unbeaten Rockville

Seneca Valley holds on to defeat Rockville 14-9

In a stunner at John Harvill Stadium Seneca Valley upsets previously unbeaten Rockville 14-9. What looked early on to be a defensive match between these two teams turned quickly into an offensive fourth quarter struggle.  Both teams went into the locker rooms at halftime with Rockville up 3-0 and Seneca Valley celebrating their homecoming event.  […]

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Good Counsel Upends #1 Gonzaga in 5 OT Thriller

Good Counsel defeats #1 Gonzaga 42 to 35 in 5 OT periods

Four quarters pass and I am still waiting for the dessert course.  Gonzaga ranked #1 in the DMV and Good Counsel is #5 and neither looked topped ranked. At the end of regulation, it’s tied 7-7.  Gonzaga only a few minutes prior to the end missed on a game winning 20-yard field goal.  At this […]

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Homecoming Stars Shine for Quince Orchard

Homecoming events at Quince Orchard High School

Darnestown, MD: Friday, October 4, 2019 Clarksburg’s Coyotes were a part of the homecoming festivities for Quince Orchard.  They were lucky to be the next scheduled home opponent for the Cougars. #3 Quince Orchard dispatched them quickly and efficiently rolling to a 56-0 win. On this mild early fall evening all eyes were not solely […]

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Deja Vu All Over Again: Maryland Dominated by Penn State 59-0

Maryland defeats Rutgers 80-71

Tailgating in College Park, MD: Friday, September 27, 2019 Harold Ramis could have not written the script any better. Ramis, who wrote and produced the acclaimed movie “Groundhog Day” would have the theme of the #BlackOut football game between Penn State and the University of Maryland well before kickoff. Its premise would be the same. […]

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In Physical Affair, B-CC Boys Beat WJ In Extra Time

Bethesda CC over WJ in Boys Soccer 2-1

September 28, 2019: North Bethesda, MD Bethesda-Chevy Chase Boys Varsity soccer found a way to win in extra time to defeat rival Walter Johnson Boys.  With 6:40 left in the extra time period a cross pass found B-CC’s Ethan Tiao who tapped in a heel goal in front of WJ’s goal out stretched defenders. It […]

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