The MoCoShow Maryland Football State Finals Preview & Predictions

by MCS High School Football Staff

(*) =  Seed

4A: (2) Quince Orchard vs (1) Flowers–  The Cougars beat Broadneck 42-9 in the semifinals. RB Iverson Howard rushed for 210 yards & 2 touchdowns in the victory. WR Tavahri Groves also contributed with 129 yards of total offense and 2 touchdowns.  Flowers, from PG County, defeated Wise 20-13 in their semifinal game. This will be QO’s 9th appearance in the state finals, having won 4. Flowers will be playing in their 1st state final in school history. These two squads have only played each other once prior, in 2011 they met in the state semifinal resulting in a 23-12 Quince Orchard win. Quince Orchard vs Flowers High School Football Game of the Week (2011) The Head Coaches of QO & Flowers, John Kelley & Dameon Powell respectively, both played their high school ball in MoCo. Kelley at Seneca Valley and Powell at Sherwood. In addition, they played against each other twice in 1996, Seneca winning the regular season meeting and Sherwood getting revenge in the playoffs. Thursday night Quince Orchard vs Flowers for the 4A State Championship at Navy Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Prediction: Quince Orchard by 17

3A: (3) Damascus vs (5) OakdaleThe Swarming Hornets defeated River Hill 42-7 in the semifinals.. RB Dillon Dunathan rushed for 245 yards and 4 touchdowns in the win. Oakdale, from Frederick County, defeated St. Charles 27-22. Damascus will be appearing in their 17th State Final and will be attempting to win their 12th State championship, which would tie the state record currently held by Seneca Valley. Oakdale will be vying for their 2nd state title, one that they earned in 2018. In large part to their regional final win over Damascus which ended the Hornets record setting winning streak at 53. Saturday Night Damascus vs Oakdale for the 3A State Championship. Prediction: Damascus by 23

Statewide Playoff Brackets can be found here.


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