Game of the Week: Watkins Mill Romps Past Poolesville

Other Week 1 results: Quince Orchard, Gaithersburg, Damascus and Seneca Valley start their seasons with impressive wins.

Coming off a 2011 season plagued by close loses that left Watkins Mill wondering what could have been, the Wolverines wasted no time at Poolesville Friday night, taking their first three drives of the 2012 season in for touchdowns as they rolled to a 42-14 win.

The first scoring strike came on the game's second play from scrimmage. Senior QB Patrick Schlosser threw a short screen pass out wide to WR Dontay Hears, who followed a block and exploded downfield for a 50-yard score.

The Wolverines struck again with 4:38 left in the first quarter, this time when senior RB Prodige Kikwata—a Good Counsel transfer—rumbled over the goal line from 18 yards out.

After a Poolesville punt, senior RB Quinton Littlejohn put Watkins Mill up 21-0 on a 40-yard scamper down the left sideline with 1:37 left in the first quarter.

The Wolverines took a 35-0 lead into the locker room thanks to an electrifying 80-yard punt return by senior J.R. Gibson followed by a Schlosser-to-Littlejohn score from 6 yards out just before halftime.

Poolesville gave its home crowd something to cheer for when they broke the shutout shortly after halftime, then tacked on a short touchdown throw with 9 seconds left in the game.

Watkins Mill will be gunning for an upset next week when they host division powerhouse Damascus, a rematch of the teams' bruising 7-0 Hornets win last year. Poolesville's Week 2 matchup has the Falcons heading down to Richard Montgomery, which took a close Week 1 loss to Gaithersburg.

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Watkins Mill 42, Poolesville 14

Patrick Schlosser (WM) – 7-11 passing 93 yds 2 TDs 1 INT; 4 carries 34 yds

Quinton Littlejohn (WM) – 8 carries 69 yds 1 TD; 1 catch 6 yds 1 TD

Prodige Kikwata (WM) – 4 carries 37 yds 2 TDs

Dontay Hears (WM) – 3 catches 79 yds 1 TD

Jaron Woodyard (WM) – 2 carries 15 yds


In other Montgomery County matchups, Quince Orchard, Damascus and Northwest scored big wins to start their seasons, according to The Gazette :

  • Damascus shredded Clarksburg, using their defense and special teams to take a three-touchdown lead midway through the first quarter before cruising to a 41-6 final.

Here’s the rest of MCPS’s Friday night line-up, according to The Washington Post:

  • Gaithersburg 33, Richard Montgomery 30
  • Churchill 34, Kennedy 0           
  • Magruder 9, Walter Johnson 7
  • Seneca Valley 35, Einstein 20
  • Springbrook 14, Northwood 7
  • Wootton 15, Whitman 3
Joe Thomas September 01, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Watkins Mill has no business playing Poolesville. A big 4A school against a 2A school is just stupid scheduling.
Scott Murphy September 01, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Actually Watkins Mill is small 3A school, with an enrollment of about 1450. http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schoolodex/schooloverview.aspx?s=04545
Marty Chase September 01, 2012 at 01:27 PM
And B-CC scored two first half touchdowns, then held on for a 13-2 victory over Blair. You overlooked that one.


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