I just had to work on it a little bit. I was nervous the first game, when we played QO, because it was a real big game,” Vines said. “That’s why I was running high.”
Vines has scored at least two touchdowns in three of four games this season, and Sherwood Coach Mike Bonavia is relying on his new featured back to carry the Warriors in an offense that doesn’t necessarily prioritize the pass. He gained 88 yards on just eight carries and scored two touchdowns in limited action during last week’s 44-0 rout of Blair.
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Bonavia calls Vines one of the fastest players on the roster, so he will try to use Vines at cornerback this week to neutralize a pass-happy Damascus offense that has scored at least 35 points in each of its four wins this season.
“I love playing defense. I’ll do whatever I have to do to get a win this week,” said Vines, who is expecting to receive more college interest in the coming weeks. “I’ll play cornerback, linebacker, safety – I play it all. I think I can help on both offense and defense.”
Around the county
Quince Orchard Coach Dave Mencarini used creativity in his ailing backfield in last week’s 24-10 win over Northwest, moving wide receiver Matt Choi to tailback. The move materialized in the Cougars’ favor, as Choi led the team in rushing with 91 yards on 12 carries. Defensively, Marcus Newby led the Cougars (4-0) with 11 tackles and a blocked field goal...
After two straight losses, Gaithersburg (2-2) rebounded with a 31-0 win over Magruder (1-3). Solomon Vault rushed for 155 yards and three touchdowns in the win… Blake (2-2) beat Paint Branch, 7-3, on Friday, handing the Panthers (2-2) their second consecutive loss. Stefan Sigwalt passed for 117 yards to lead Blake, which held Paint Branch quarterback Gaston Cooper to just 30 yards passing. Paint Branch was penalized 12 times for 90 yards in the loss…
Watkins Mill converted a field goal with 20 seconds left to beat Clarksburg (0-4) 10-8, and Kennedy (0-4) also remained winless with a 39-18 loss to Bethesda-Chevy Chase. ...
Whitman (2-2) posted its second consecutive shutout on Friday, blanking Springbrook, 10-0. The young Vikings struggled through the first two weeks of the season, especially offensively. After being outscored 48-12 in a pair of losses, the team has rallied behind its defense. Junior Zac Morton has provided the offensive spark, topping the 100-yard rushing mark in both wins. He is currently the second-leading rusher among county public school players with 418 rushing yards and two touchdowns for the season.