football

May 13, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Funk Excited for Return to M&T Bank Stadium, Site of His Historic 7 Touchdown Game

Fans, members of the media and coaches get excited each year for the NFL schedule release. So do players. Jake Funk, the Los Angeles Rams rookie running back by way of Damascus High School and the University of Maryland, knew that his new team would be playing in Baltimore this year but he didn’t know […]

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May 7, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

‘It Still Doesn’t Feel Real’: Funk Describes Life-Changing Draft Day Phone Call

Jake Funk knows all about patience. During his first four years at the University of Maryland, he played behind four running backs who ended up in the NFL and had to overcome two ACL surgeries. When he finally got his opportunity during his senior year, Funk had a breakout season. And last Saturday on the […]

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April 16, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Vigilia Honrará a Graduado de Clarksburg HS Asesinado en un Tiroteo

Actualización el viernes a las 12:30 p.m.  La policía del condado de Montgomery arrestó a Rodjaun Orlando Neil-Williams, de 19 años, de Clarksburg y lo acusó del asesinato en segundo grado de Javon Jamal Gordon de Boyds, de 23 años. _______________________________________________ Una vigilia esta prevista el viernes a las 6:30 p.m. en Clarksburg High School […]

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April 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Vigil Friday Will Honor Clarksburg High Graduate Killed in Drive By Shooting

Update at 12:30 Friday Montgomery County Police have arrested Rodjaun Orlando Neal-Williams, 19, of Clarksburg, and charged him with the second-degree murder of 23-year-old Javon Jamal Gordon of Boyds. _______________________________________________ A candlelight vigil is planned for Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg High School for Javon Jamal Gordon, who was killed in a drive […]

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March 29, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Quince Orchard Football Players Relish Opportunity to Play Again

Quince Orchard hosted Sherwood Friday night for a football scrimmage. Usually, football is played from September to December. The season opener should have taken place last fall but of course the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. Last week, the Montgomery County Council voted that football could be played again but in a condensed three-game season with […]

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March 24, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Blair Football Scrimmage Canceled Due to COVID-19 Case

A Montgomery Blair High School athlete tested positive for COVID-19. Therefore, the Blazer’s varsity scrimmage scheduled for March 26 against Gaithersburg High School has been canceled. Sam Nosoff, Blair’s head football coach and PE/health teacher, tweeted that “Unfortunately, due to a positive COVID-19 test within the Blazer Family the Varsity scrimmage on Friday has been […]

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March 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Football is Back After Unanimous Vote by County Council

Football in full gear is back. Friday afternoon, members of the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved guidelines that let the already-shortened three-season high school season go on, although it is considered a “high-risk” sport. Players must wear masks, participate in contact tracing and observe social distancing as much as possible. But according to two football […]

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March 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council to Review Future of High School Football Friday

After hearing from many constituents and following a March 14 rally by high school football players, members of the Montgomery County Council agreed Tuesday to relook at its decision to disallow contact football at Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The matter is tentatively scheduled for discussion on March 19. Last week, the council relaxed some […]

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March 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Football Players Rally to Save Their Season

After Montgomery County labeled high school football a “high risk” sport that only can be played when full protective equipment is not worn, more than 100 athletes, coaches and their parents rallied in front of the Montgomery County Council offices in Rockville on Sunday to protest. Soccer and indoor ice hockey were approved but football […]

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March 14, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Players Chant ‘Let Us Play’ in Protest of Council Disallowing Contact Football Games

Over 100 high school football players, poms participants, their coaches and parents chanted,”Let us play,” Sunday in protest of Montgomery County’s disallowing contact football games due to the pandemic. Gathered in front of the county council building in Rockville, they questioned why soccer and indoor hockey are permitted, but not football. Harrison Loudermilk, a senior […]

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