The MoCoShow MCPS High School Football Top 10 – Week 8

1. Quince Orchard Cougars (Last Week: 1) – Perfect at 8-0: The Cougars added another thrilling chapter to their rivalry with a resounding 34-21 victory over Northwest. In a game that had fans on the edge of their seats, Wide Receiver Tavahri Groves stole the show with 155 yards of total offense and 2 touchdowns. With an unblemished record, Quince Orchard has its sights set on securing home field advantage for the playoffs as they gear up to face Sherwood in the regular season finale this Friday.

2. Blake Bengals (Last Week: 3) – Chasing Perfection at 8-0: The Bengals maintained their unprecedented run, delivering a shutout performance with a commanding 40-0 win over Northwood. Quarterback Stephen Gyermeh showcased his skills, passing for 205 yards and securing 3 touchdowns. Blake is now on the cusp of an undefeated season as they head to Silver Spring to take on Blair.

3. Churchill Bulldogs (Last Week: 4) – Surviving a Shootout at 7-1: In a high-scoring showdown, the Bulldogs narrowly survived a fierce challenge from Richard Montgomery, emerging with a 64-50 victory. Running Back David Avit was the standout of the night, amassing a staggering 480 yards of total offense and notching 6 touchdowns. As the regular season concludes, Churchill sets its sights on a critical matchup against Walter Johnson, where playoff seeding and the Congressional Cup are up for grabs.

4. Gaithersburg Trojans (Last Week: 6) – Charging Ahead at 7-1: The Trojans continued their impressive run, overcoming Rockville with a convincing 48-21 victory. Gaithersburg now braces for a season-defining clash against Richard Montgomery this Thursday, with the possibility of securing a 2 seed in the playoffs hanging in the balance.

5. Walter Johnson Wildcats (Last Week: 2) – Defensive Battle at 7-1: In a hard-fought contest, the Wildcats fell short against Sherwood in a defensive showdown, finishing with a score of 14-10. Walter Johnson is eager to bounce back as they take on Churchill, with playoff seeding and the Congressional Cup on the line in this pivotal Friday night clash in Bethesda.

6. Northwest Jaguars (Last Week: 5) – Tough Loss at 6-2: The Jaguars suffered a setback in their clash with Quince Orchard, culminating in a challenging 34-21 defeat. Running back Tony Berry showed his mettle with 3 touchdowns in the loss. As the regular season concludes, Northwest readies to host Einstein.

7. Sherwood Warriors (Last Week: 7) – Giant Killers at 6-2: Sherwood earned a monumental victory, halting Walter Johnson’s undefeated run with a tenacious 14-10 win. The Warriors now set their sights on a season-defining clash against Quince Orchard, where playoff implications are on the line.

8. Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets (Last Week: 8) – Defensive Dominance at 6-2: The Swarmin’ Hornets pitched another shutout, blanking Seneca Valley with a 21-0 victory. Damascus is on the path to securing the #1 seed in 2A West as they prepare to host Wootton this Friday night.

9. BCC Barons (Last Week: 9) – Rivalry Triumph at 5-3: The Barons left no room for doubt as they defeated Whitman with a commanding 42-7 score. Running Back Nelson Smith played a pivotal role with 109 yards of total offense, 2 touchdowns, and even a sack on defense. BCC is ready for another showdown, hosting Paint Branch in a potential playoff preview.

10. Magruder Colonels (Last Week: 10) – Earning Victories at 5-3: The Colonels demonstrated their mettle with a hard-fought 20-13 win over Wootton. Running Back Marcus McCritty emerged as a key contributor, rushing for 105 yards and securing 1 touchdown. Magruder closes out the season with a home game against Seneca Valley, aiming to finish on a high note.

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