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November 19, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Quince Orchard Football Alum Cooper Stars for Kent State

Former Montgomery County running backs Mohamed Ibrahim (Good Counsel) at Minnesota and Jake Funk (Damascus) at Maryland have been making noise in college football this season. Add Marquez Cooper to that list. The 5’7″ Quince Orchard High School alum starred for Kent State (3-0) on Tuesday night, leading the Golden Flashes to a 69-35 win […]

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November 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Maryland Football Pulls Off Historic Upset Against Penn State

The Maryland Terrapins are making some noise in college football. For the second straight week, the Terps pulled off an upset – this time, a dominant 35-19 win over Penn State. “I’m really happy that our young team got to enjoy success [at Penn State],” head coach Mike Locksley said, “which is a tough place […]

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October 20, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Terrapins Set to Kick Off Unique Season on Saturday

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland Terrapins are set to kick off their football season on Saturday against the Northwestern Wildcats. The offseason has been like no other for the Terps, with a rollercoaster of uncertainty surrounding 2020. After the Big Ten Conference cancelled all fall sports in mid-August, the football season was reinstated […]

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October 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Former Wootton Football Coach Sexually Assaulted Players, Asked for Explicit Photos

Additional charging details allege that former Wootton High School football coach Christopher Papadopoulos inappropriately touched student players and pressured one for explicit photos. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives charged Papadopoulos, 26, of Gaithersburg with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of fourth degree sexual offense, according to online case […]

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October 13, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Ex-entrenador de Fútbol Americano de Wootton High School Acusado de Abuso Sexual

Un ex entrenador de fútbol de Wootton High School fue arrestado el lunes y acusado de abuso sexual de dos jugadores estudiantes. Los detectives del Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery (MCPD) acusaron a Christopher Papadopoulos, de 26 años, de Gaithersburg de dos cargos de abuso sexual de un menor y cuatro cargos de […]

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October 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Wootton High School Football Coach Charged With Sexual Abuse of Two Players

A former Wootton High School football coach was arrested Monday and charged with sexual abuse of two student players. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives charged Christopher Papadopoulos, 26, of Gaithersburg with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of fourth degree sexual offense, according to online case records. Papadopoulos was […]

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October 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Football Coaches Request Flexibility for In-Person Conditioning

Montgomery County Public Schools Football Coaches Association is urging the Board of Education and County Executive Mark Elrich to allow more flexibility when it comes to in-person workouts. Twenty-four football coaches from different MCPS high schools signed off on a letter from the association to Elrich and the school board requesting the officials to “provide […]

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September 26, 2020 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: Maryland Running Back and Damascus Alum Jake Funk

Five years ago, Jake Funk helped lead Damascus High School to an undefeated 14-0 record and the Maryland 3A state football title scoring seven touchdowns in the championship game against Dundalk. Now he’s a senior running back at the University of Maryland. Injuries have ended his last two seasons and it looked like he would […]

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August 5, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Damascus Cougars Youth Football Coach Tests Positive for COVID-19

A Damascus Cougars youth football coach tested positive for coronavirus on August 2 after practicing with the team in the days leading up to his diagnosis. The unidentified coach is now quarantining and the entire football team is self-monitoring for coronavirus symptoms. In a statement to MCM, the Damascus Sports Association Board of Directors confirmed […]

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July 23, 2020 | Alex Argiris

What’s in a Name? DC Franchise Goes With ‘Washington Football Team’

Washington DC’s NFL franchise will now be called the “Washington Football Team,” pending a permanent new name, the team announced Thursday. The name change is temporary, as the team continues to evaluate potential options for rebranding the franchise. It begins here… pic.twitter.com/CHCCZ64W81 — Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) July 23, 2020 The team officially updated its […]

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