When Marty’s dreams are crushed there’s still Damascus
Welcome back Buckaroos to the High n’ Mighty’s favorite part of the year.
The leaves are turning and the weather is not so hot – okay those are dreams.
But it’s a great hot time of the year and the big Barbecue ain’t just downtown at the White House.
Right here we’re looking forward to a fantastic pigskin season complete with the gridiron follies we’ve grown to love in Montgomery County.
Talk all you want about concussions by this football fan can’t get enough of the popcorn, hotdogs, the sounds of the band and the sounds of a team of tough athletes grinding it out.
Friday Night Lights are in session and Mighty Marty has his first game of the week.
It features the best of the best at Bullis taking on those Carroll marauders and while it’s a road trip, expect the best from Bullis.
So, let’s get going, gridiron fans. It’s time to roll:
Pat Cilento’s bunch knows how to get ready for the season and the first game of any season is more of a test of coaching that talent.
On that, we’re looking at two great teams doing battle for fun and glory.
This week look for Bullis to have the fun and get the glory.
There may be other tests this season, but this one will start out with Bullis squarely in the winner’s circle
Paint Branch 35
Nobody starts out stronger – except maybe a weight lifter on steroids – than Paint Branch. The last several seasons has Paint Branch riding high at the beginning of the season, only to fall in the postseason.
Well, Marty ain’t so dumb to think this is the postseason, so he’s betting firmly on Paint Branch to notch another win in its belt to start the season.
Good Counsel 42
The nationally ranked Falcons opened up with rip-roaring victory last week and have Cam Hart, a Notre Dame recruit at wide receiver who will be on the receiving end of several touchdowns this week.
There ain’t no way the talent-rich Falcons lose this one.
The bigger question is whether or not the Falcon defense lets Spalding in the endzone
The only thing standing between Blair and their first post season appearance since Goldie Hawn became a blonde is Whitman. So really the only thing standing in Blair’s way is Blair. They come to play and they’re in. They choke and they’re part of the First Wife’s Club.
You can bet all the Jimmy Cones in Damascus on this game. With some five-star recruits in Bryan Bresee and Ayo-Durojaive, the only question is when will the referee turn on the spinning clock?
The Basso Profundo would guess after the first kickoff, but that would just be merciful.
Watkins Mill 7
Both of these mid-level teams are looking to move up this year, but you can bet your Cooney Island and your grape Nehi that Mose ain’t gettin’ back his money and Addie Pray will win. In this case that means Blair.
What’s this? What’s this? I didn’t get a “harumph” out of that guy. A public and a private school playing in the regular season? Marty thinks his cracker jacks are about to fuse.
Sorry folks, but Marty wants to see more of these crossover games at all levels. Now, with that said, does anyone think Whitman can win this one? I mean besides the players parents of course.
Seneca Valley 28
Fred Kim is as solid a coach as there is in the county. Numbers are down for football at Seneca Valley, but they have a deeper history of winning than Rockville. And old Marty has spent enough time watching the news lately not to bet on Orange.
Green Acres we are there! The city mouse at W.J. goes up the country with some canned heat. But the plow boys got a few surprises in store.
Children of the Corn watch out.
Clarksburg starts the season with some hope against a Kennedy team that has trouble finding the field. Rumor has it they’ve installed landing lights to help.
Quince Orchard 42
Well Doc Bonner is gone this year which means Q.O. will only score 42 points instead of 50. B-CC still thinks its playing soccer will be happy with three.
Used to be a rivalry. But Marty’s taking away three points from Magruder every game until they learn to play football.
Wheaton is anew. A couple of the players can even spell it too.
Rumor has it the concession stand hot dogs at Roy Lester stadium are actually cooked on the field where the plastic grass reaches temperatures around 125 routinely.
Newest rumor has the starting line of Einstein holding out for payment as extras on “Game of Thrones.”
Woodberry Forest 7
Marty still thinks Woodberry ought to change its name to “Sherwood” and hire a coach named Peabody.
St. Neumann 35
Avalon has the smallest ratio of wins versus D1 athletes of any program in the area. Since it opened the season with a win last week, it’s only due one or two more this season.
Not this week.