Marty’s angry. Marty’s Mad. Marty thinks the ‘Hawgs are bad. But Marty’s also angry and Marty’s also sad because Kirk Cousins ain’t that bad.
The ‘Skins win one and Cousins gets the nod. Skins lose one and the fickle fans are ready to throw him to the sod.
Cousins didn’t have a great game last week. It was a mediocre performance, but those who are tweeting that we should end the “Cousins experiment” don’t know squat about football. Give the man time to grow into his role. Those so-called sports reporters at the big daily newspaper in town are just pandering to the hate when they write about RGIII being just one play away from going back into the ball game. Oh wait. Was that The Onion? Can’t tell the difference these days.
Meanwhile, Marty is giving up on high school defense. At least most defensive coordinators seem to be. Stop an off-tackle run for Jesuit’s sake. Put eight in the box. Heck, put nine.
Nine more games this week saw the winning team post more than 40 points. At this point you could say many teams are suffering from defensive constipation and offensive diarrhea. Marty thinks you could solve the world energy crisis with a high school football offense. Anyway the Basso Profundo only missed on two games last week and called the exact score in the Northwest versus Whitman game. So listen up pigskin prognosticators The Mighty Marty is in town:
This is the whole enchilada, the big taco, the icing on the cake. It doesn’t get any better than this. Sherwood has overwhelmed opponents with an offensive line that’s just a couple of pounds shy of being declared its on off-shore island. Northwest is trying to three-peat as state champion and needs this win to stay viable in its bid for the title. The tension is high and both teams will lay it on the line. Marty is going to give the nod to Northwest because this team has played in the BIG game and can dig deep when need be. Northwest needs this. But depending on which way the rain falls, Sherwood could pull this out. This may be the best public school game of the season so far.
Quince Orchard 35
Marvin Beander didn’t even look winded last week when he helped Q.O. hang 55 points on Clarksburg – a fairly decent football team. Gaithersburg is fairly decent too. Beander will be putting on his track shoes again this week as he cruises back and forth. Maybe he needs skis.
This week the Jimmie cone crowd hosts the chimichanga crowd in a game destined to go down with another stellar offensive effort by the Swarmin’ Hornets. Wheaton is struggling to climb out of the county cellar but won’t get there this week.
Good Counsel 28
Bishop O’Connell 14
How the mighty have fallen. Two losses in the early season for the archbishop? What is going on at Good Counsel? Never fear there’s no panic here. Good Counsel will bounce back against their fellow Catholic boys. No truth to the rumor Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis met with coach Milloy this week. He was too busy plotting revenge.
Wootton couldn’t beat Richard Montgomery last week. This week the Patriots have to play the Coyotes – a team that actually knows how to use the pigskin. ‘Nuff said.
In a game important to future armchair quarterbacks, Marty is convinced there’s no truth to the rumor both teams will be replaced by video games.
Dan Makosy is a season away from building Kennedy into a relevant football team. This week he’d better pray for a rain out.
It doesn’t take an Einstein-like genius to figure out Northwood needs (in no particular order), more players, better coaching and newer uniforms.
Paint Branch 14
This week Paint Branch will be upset – literally. The tears will flow and there will be much gnashing of teeth. It’s mid-season and time for the first Paint Branch meltdown – prior to the inevitable playoff breakdown.
Watkins Mill 14
The farmers jump on their tractors and head down I-270 to play in Montgomery Village. If not delayed in traffic rumor has it several tractors will disappear in the parking lot only to be sold on EBay later.
The offensive output of these teams are so tepid, the new salsa dip at local restaurants are replacing “Mild” sauce with “Blake”.
Seneca Valley 50
The Valley travels to Gaithersburg to play Magruder for a home game. Local police will be given a heads up so they don’t mistake The Valley’s explosive offense for a terroristic threat.
Richard Montgomery 28
This one might actually be close and Marty would love to see W.J. win it. But he just doesn’t think there’s enough oats in the horse to make that final run. R.M. could actually end up winning more game this season than they have since the 2007 season when they were one touchdown away from the playoffs.
Neither rain, nor hurricane nor more rain will stop Da’ Bears this week.
Woodberry Forest 35
Avalon actually has a pretty good defense. Senior safety Mike “Hollywood” Herbert who reclassified to play this year is arguably the best player on this team of salary cap elites. But the offense can’t put up the points and looks disorganized and without discipline. Marty saw this team against Bullis. Marty wasn’t impressed.
Friendship Collegiate 14
Due to the P.C. police, Friendship Collegiate will change its name to the “Warm and Fuzzy” Collegiate.
Riverdale Baptist 14
Georgetown Prep 10
Dan Paro’s squad is looking good, but the G.Q. photo shoot will have to wait until next week.