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February 20, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Damascus Picks Richard Montgomery Coach to Succeed Wallich

Damascus High School has named Josh Klotz as their new head football coach. Klotz – the head coach at Richard Montgomery High School since 2013 – replaces Eric Wallich who stepped down after 12 years at the helm at Damascus citing the need to spend more time with his family. Klotz took over a program […]

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February 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Damascus Sexual Assault Victims File Lawsuits Against School Board, Administrators, Coaches

Four students who said they “were victims of vicious sexual assaults” in Damascus High School football locker rooms during 2017 to 2019 filed suit Thursday against the Montgomery County Board of Education and several Damascus school officials and coaches. The 33-page and 31-page lawsuits detail the sexual assault incidents as well as an environment in […]

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December 6, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Damascus Dominates Linganore in Maryland 3A State Title Game

Last year, Damascus came into the Maryland 3A state championship game riding a 53-game winning streak and having won three state titles in a row. Then something unexpected happened — they lost to Oakdale. With a chance to reclaim the championship trophy, the Swarmin’ Hornets left nothing to chance Thursday night routing Linganore (12-2) 38-0 […]

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December 5, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Despite Broken Hand, Bresee Will Play in Title Game for Damascus

Damascus defensive lineman Bryan Bresee has won a state title (2017) and almost every imaginable individual award and honor for which he’s eligible. Now he’s got a story for his grandkids. Bresee broke his hand in the first half of the Hornets’ 3A state semi-final win over Huntingtown November 29. He stayed in the game […]

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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS: Damascus Athletic Director, JV Coaching Staff Are Out

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 […]

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May 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

More Fallout at Damascus: Athletic Director Placed on Leave

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 […]

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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Hires External Firm to Investigate Damascus Sexual Assault Case

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 […]

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October 27, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Damascus Football Sets State Record for 51 Consecutive Wins

It was a rainy night in Damascus Friday, but that did not dampen the spirits of the varsity football team and their fans. The Damascus team wins their 51st straight game outscoring rival Seneca Valley, 21-6. Damascus sets the Maryland record for the longest win streak of all-time, previously held by Urbana. Coach Eric Wallich […]

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