Quince Orchard Beats Stone Bridge in Nailbiter to Extend Streak

In a cross-state battle of powerhouse football programs, Quince Orchard extended their winning streak to 33 games with a 29-22 come-from-behind victory over Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.).

QO took a quick 7-0 lead when running back Iverson Howard took the opening handoff 80 yards. The Cougars led by scores of 14-0 and 21-7 at the half. But Stone Bridge stormed back in the second half taking a 22-21 with under 2:00 to remaining in the game.

Unaccustomed to close games, the usually dominant Cougars had the last word. Senior quarterback Nick Marzullo hit receiver Tavahri Groves for a 39-yard  touchdown with :17 seconds to play to win the game. The Cougars added a 2-point conversion winning 29-22. They are now 3-0. Stone Bridge fell to 1-4.

The game – and all MCPS football games this week – was played on Thursday night instead of the customary Friday night because of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Photographs taken by Phil Fabrizio

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