Harris said John Carroll had agreed to forfeit the game to Northwood, but William “Duke” Beattie, the county’s system-wide athletic director, said it will stand as a no-contest. Teams in Maryland are not penalized in the playoff standings for not playing a full 10-game schedule as the rankings are determined by dividing total points accumulated by the number of games played. The Gladiators entered the week 11th in the 13-team Maryland 3A West region.
Harris said the team practiced four days last week and began watching film on Einstein, its opponent this week. John Carroll’s scheduled home league game against Boys Latin was postponed on Friday and was to be played Monday night.
Donta Wilkins said he’s worked hard for his opportunities and won’t let any pass him by. He will play football at the University of Virginia.
Friendship Collegiate’s Jalen Tabor may be the best cornerback in the class of 2014.
“We tried to get back to the basics of football,” Harris said. “We’ve been right in a couple games but just come up a touchdown short right at the end. We wanted to work on some things that will hopefully get us better prepared for the last two games.” . . .
Wheaton knocked off Poolesville, 33-20, on Thursday in a matchup of the county’s lone Maryland 2A teams. Senior Travon Barber had a receiving touchdown and a kick return score to lift the Knights (4-4) past the Falcons (5-3) and into contention for its first playoff berth since 1996. Wheaton had one victory as of the beginning of the month, but the Knights were awarded a forfeit win because Northwestern used an ineligible player in the season opener. The team has now won two straight games and closes the season against Kennedy (1-7) and Lackey (1-7).
Around Montgomery County
Quince Orchard manhandled Clarksburg Friday night, and in winning 42-0, have now outscored opponents 130-3 in the last three weeks. Marcus Newby led the Cougars (7-1) with nine tackles and a forced fumble, and Tyrell Williams continued to look solid in his third game back from an ankle injury. Williams ran for 94 yards and a touchdown on just 11 carries, and caught a 65-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to set the tone against Clarksburg (2-6). . . .
Sherwood won its third consecutive contest Friday with a 35-0 rout of Paint Branch(
2-5). Moses Vines ran for 100 yards and two touchdown for the Warriors, marking the sixth multi-touchdown game of his season. Sherwood will travel to Germantown next Friday to meet Northwest, which beat Einstein 42-14 last week . . .
Seneca Valley handed Gaithersburg its fourth consecutive loss Friday night, 42-7, but running back Solomon Vault continued his terrific 2012 campaign. The junior ran for 120 yards and a touchdown, giving him his second consecutive season with over 1,000 yards rushing (1,087), and extending his touchdown total to 16 on the year. Gaithersburg will host Quince Orchard next weekend.