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The Pack is laid low and the ‘Hawgs riding high with BIG D
Nothing gets this Damascus livin’, cigar chompin’ Catholic Boy happier than watching the ‘Hawgs rise to the occasion.
After years of broken promises, could this be the year?
This week the ‘Skins looked like a Super Bowl contender as they defeated their toughest opponent yet, the Green Bay Packers with Aaron Rodgers at the helm.
The ‘Hawgs ain’t had a good time recently against the Pack, but they took it to them from the very first set of downs, scored quick, put the overrated Packers on their heels where they belong (they really should fire their head coach) and then the BEST Defense in the league took over.
It was a thing of a beauty. A joy to behold. It made the big High and Mighty remember the glory days of old. Adrian Peterson ran all over them like a guy named Riggins of old – hopefully no one will puke in anybody’s lap in the future.
But hey, anything is possible.
Speaking of possible, Marty daggone near went perfect last week with a 13-2 record. He looks forward to this week with aplomb.
Good Counsel 35
Another crossover week with a public and private school coming to battle. Mighty Marty loves this and can’t wait for the day when there is a unified state title. But until then it’s all about the Falcons. Northwest will fight, but won’t have enough fight to win.
Blair. Blair. Blair. Marsha. Marsha. Marsha. Marsha. It’s always about Marsha – and Blair.
We will fight them in the air. We will fight them on the ground. We will fight them on the beaches. Beaches? Different Churchill. Same results – V for victory.
What the heck happened to Sherwood last week? Seriously. Did someone roll back the clock? Did the offense forget to show up. R.M. spanked them like red-headed stepchildren. Now they face a vastly-improved Wheaton. It’s Sidney or the bush for Charlie Brown and Sherwood this week.
Bishop McNamara 24
Landon looks frightening on the field. The offense has only failed to score 40 or more points once this season and then the “Big O” still put up 33 in that game against the Boys of Pig Latin.
G. Prep 28
Riverdale Baptist 17
Marty knows a pretender when he sees it. The Great pretender is Riverdale Baptist. Dan Paro’s Prep boys will be more than they can handle this week.
St. Mary’s Ryken 17
Bullis is a tank with wings. Pat Cilento knows exactly how to tune it and St. Mary’s is going to be grease for the treads.
Walter Johnson 31
These two teams just keep on keep on getting better. Marty loves to see the underdog win, but this week has to go with R.M.
Marty is such a Gaithersburg fan it hurts him to see them fall on bad times. But the field is fallow and the howling Coyotes will make quick work of them this week.
The country boys have fun up Poolesville way. Rumor has it they love to bushwhack the competition. But this here is the Swarmin’ Hornets coming to play ball. Won’t be close. The Damascus win streak will continue.
Quince Orchard 48
Q.O. didn’t fare too well against Bullis last week, but did manage to hold Bullis to 22 points. This week the anemic offense will rebound and snuff out Kennedy.
Wootton is not nearly as bad as everyone thinks. Whitman? They still think it’s lacrosse season. But this ain’t football with sticks.
Seneca Valley 7
Fred Kim’s Seneca Valley team is on the skids. In a word, they are: underwhelming. Blake will take advantage of that.
Watkins Mill 35
Watkins Mill is another sneaky team that has a lot of talent but doesn’t get the headlines they well deserve.
Meanwhile Rockville is Rockville.
Paint Branch 38
Midseason. Paint Branch. The end is coming soon. They’re building up for the season-ending choker. But this week they have little ole’ Springbrook and they won’t choke on that small morsel.
The two hurtinest teams in the DMV. There are times when Marty wonders if they’ll quit sponsoring football at these two schools. Instead he’s going for a Jimmie Cone and avoiding this disaster like he avoids the Beltway during rush hour.
All those D1 recruits at Avalon will see what a real team does this week. It won’t be pretty, but until Avalon brings back Crazy-legs Tad Shields as their coach, they can’t expect anything better.