Damascus Football

June 26, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Judge Rules That Former Damascus School Officials Can’t Be Sued

A civil lawsuit against four Damascus High School officials and coaches concerning sexual assaults in their football locker rooms was dismissed June 23. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Jeannie Eun Kyung Cho ruled that former junior varsity football coach Vincent Colbert, former varsity head coach Eric Wallich, former Principal Casey Crouse and former athletic director […]

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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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January 8, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Bresee Says Goodbye to Damascus, Hello to Clemson

Bryan Bresee is officially a Clemson Tiger. In what has become commonplace among the elite high school football players, Bresee satisfied his credit and core requirements before the second semester of his senior year at Damascus High School. This allowed him to end his high school career in December and begin his college career sooner. […]

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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 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Dec. 6 in Montgomery County

Mostly cloudy today with sunshine expected Saturday. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Friday, Dec. 6. 1. Damascus State Football Champs:  The Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets are the Maryland 3A State Football Champs with their 38-0 win yesterday against Linganore Thursday in Annapolis. Congratulations! Final. 3A State […]

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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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November 25, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

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 […]

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November 17, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

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

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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September 15, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

In Battle of County Titans, Quince Orchard Tops Damascus 21-7

Damascus High School held command over MoCo football competitors for nearly eight years. The Hornets were only defeated once since 2011 and that was by Quince Orchard in 2013.  Quince Orchard found a way in the fourth quarter to hand Damascus it’s first on-field season defeat, by a score of 21 to 7. Damascus, ranked […]

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