Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Former QO offensive coordinator will lead the Rockets, MocoVox.com reported.
Richard Montgomery High School has a new football coach. Former Quince Orchard High School offensive coordinator Joshua Klotz will take the reins of the Rockets for the 2013 season, MocoVox.com reported. Click here to read the full story on MocoVox.com. RM Athletic Director John Freda said Klotz “blew everybody away in the interview,” The Gazette reported Wednesday. Click here to read the full story from The Gazette. In an interview with Gaithersburg Patch in November, Quince Orchard head coach Dave Mencarini credited Klotz with reviving the Cougars’ offense last season. Klotz worked with quarterback Matt Choi after starting quarterback Mikey Murtaugh was lost for the season to injury. “Josh did a great job of putting a plan in place to…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Rockets offense revs up, downs the Rams in a crosstown rivalry game.
Richard Montgomery racked up yardage by the air and on the ground and the defense stifled the Rockville attack as the Rockets downed the Rams, 35-14 in a cross-town high school football rivalry game on Friday. Senior quarterback Steven Burchett (7 of 16 for 214 yards) threw for two touchdowns and ran for 91 of the host Rockets’ 202 yards. Richard Montgomery's defense, led by senior safety Tyler Coleman, who intercepted three passes, repeatedly stuffed Rockville behind the line of scrimmage. Rockville’s Blaine Pierce rushed 5 times for 42 yards and caught 3 passes from Rams quarterback Spencer Brigman (10 of 22 passing). Rockville tied the game in the first quarter on a 1-yard Brigman run. But Richard Montgomery scored touchdowns twice in …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Rockets' four-game winning streak snaps under Cougars' 228 rushing yards.
Tyrell Williams scored on runs of 80 yards and 44 yards as Quince Orchard took a 21-0 first quarter lead and never looked back as the Cougars snapped Richard Montgomery's four-game winning streak, 42-0, in Friday night high school football in Rockville. Malcolm Brown hauled in a 58-yard touchdown pass from Matt Choi as the Cougars built a 35-0 halftime lead. Quince Orchard finished with 228 yards rushing. Richard Montgomery will look to get back on the winning track as the Rockets (4-3) travel across town to face the Magruder Colonels (1-6) at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Box scores for all Montgomery County high school football games can be found on The Washington Post. Video package courtesy Dual Cam Productions.
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Rockets used a strong passing game to run their winning streak to three-in-a-row.
Richard Montgomery’s varsity football team continued its winning ways on Saturday with a 35-6 victory over the Kennedy Cavaliers in Silver Spring. The Rockets (3-2), have won three straight. They travel to Wheaton to face the Knights (1-4) at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Elsewhere, Watkins Mill (3-2) blanked the Rockville Rams (1-4), 40-0 in Montgomery Village on Friday night. Einstein (3-2) topped Magruder (1-4), 41-0 in Kensington. Wootton (3-2) got back on track with a 29-12 defeat of Walter Johnson (2-3) in Bethesda. All scores and records are courtesy MoCoFootball.com. Video highlights courtesy Dual Cam Productions.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Rockets running game outlasted the Patriots passing attack on Friday.
Richard Montgomery took a 13-0 halftime lead and scored again late to seal a 20-13 victory over Wootton in a cross-town high school football rivalry on Friday in Rockville Town Center. Wootton’s Sam Ellis put up one of the area’s top passing performances, going 17 for 30 for 184 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the loss, according to The Washington Post. Richard Montgomery’s Steven Burchett (126 yards on 14 carries, 6 for 8 passing for 85 yards) and Jesse Brent (103 yards on 21 carries) led the Rockets offense, The Post reported. The teams have identical records but for now appear headed in opposition directions. After getting their first win of the season at Clarksburg on Sept. 14, Richard Montgomery (2-2) takes a two-game …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Which Week 4 high school football game should be featured as the Patch Game of the Week in Montgomery County?
The Quince Orchard Cougars rolled over Paint Branch in a matchup of unbeaten teams in the Week 3 Montgomery County Patch Game of the Week. Will a new team be featured for the second consecutive week or will the Cougars reign continue? Quince Orchard (3-0 overall, 0-0 division) plays host to Montgomery 4A West division rival Northwest (2-1, 1-0). Northwest is coming off a 55-0 win over Magruder and its only loss came on the road in Week 2 against undefeated Seneca Valley. Seneca Valley (3-0, 2-0) travels to Potomac for Week 4's only matchup of unbeaten teams as the Screaming Eagles take on the Churchill Bulldogs (3-0, 3-0). Other games involving teams above .500 this week include Einstein (2-1, 1-1) at Damascus (3-0, 1-0) and Poolesville (2…
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Burchett keys a last-minute drive to secure the Rockets' first win.
Richard Montgomery drove for a game-winning touchdown in the final minute as the Rockets claimed their first victory of the season, 15-8, over Clarksburg in a 4A West region high school football game on Friday in Clarksburg. Steven Burchett connected on 3 of 5 passes during the game-winning drive, including a key 4th and 16 conversion, before plunging in from the 1-yard-line with the game-winning touchdown, The Gazette reported. Click on the videos above to view Richard Montgomery highlights, including the Rockets’ final drive. Click here to read the full game report in from The Gazette. Richard Montgomery (1-2) hosts Wootton on Friday in a cross-town rivalry game. The Patriots (2-1) are coming off a 37-8 home loss to undefeated …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Matchup of unbeaten teams edges Walter Johnson-Springbrook.
Move aside, Watkins Mill, there's a new big cat in town. After the Wolverines were featured in the first two Montgomery County Patch Games of the Week, the Quince Orchard Cougars have won the week 3 poll for its Friday night matchup against Paint Branch. Quince Orchard-Paint Branch, which won 35 percent of the vote, is one of only two games featuring unbeaten teams this week. The other is Wootton-Damascus, which won only 7 percent. Walter Johnson-Springbrook was week 3's runner up with 21 percent of the vote. The Cougars are coming off a 55-0 drubbing of Montgomery Blair in week 2 and a convincing 28-12 win over Sherwood to open the season. Paint Branch has easily handled two Rockville schools, first defeating Rockville High School 41-18, …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Which Week 3 high school football game should be featured as the Patch Game of the Week in Montgomery County?
Could the Watkins Mill Wolverines varsity football squad be Montgomery County Patch readers' favorite team? Through the first two weeks of the season, it appears that way. Watkins Mill has been voted as the Montgomery County Patch High School Football Game of the Week for it's week 1 win over Poolesville and week 2 loss to Damascus. Might this be the week a new team is featured or will Patch follow Watkins Mill out to Blake High School as it tries to avoid a second consecutive loss? Paint Branch at Quince Orchard and Damascus at Wootton mark the only matchups of unbeaten teams in week 3. Voting for week 3 games is currently open and will close at 11:59 p.m. Thursday. The game selected as week 3's game of the week will be announced Friday…
Monday, September 10, 2012
See highlights of the Rockets' cross-county clash with the Falcons.
The Falcons topped the Rockets 24-14 in high school football action on Friday in Rockville, dropping Richard Montgomery to 0-2 on the season. Richard Montgomery travels to Clarksburg on Friday to take on the Coyotes at 6:30 p.m. The Coyotes (0-2) are coming off a 13-12 loss to Walter Johnson High School, maxpreps.com reported. Click on the videos above to see Rockets highlights from Friday's game. Video package courtesy Dual Cam Productions. Correction: The original version of this article had the incorrect final score of the Richard Montgomery vs. Poolesville game. Rockville Patch regrets the error.