Gaithersburg-area high school football teams wrapped up a successful week on the gridiron, winning two of three Friday night match ups. Unfortunately the lone loss came with some drama and heartbreak.
Trailing 13-6 in the fourth quarter, Gaithersburg High School running back Solomon Vault took off for a 52-yard touchdown run to cut the Trojan deficit to 1 point against Clarksburg.
Trojan head coach Kreg Kephart elected to go for the two point conversion and a one point lead rather than attempt a game-tying extra point. Gaithersburg's pass attempt failed and the Coyotes held on for the win, Clarksburg's first since Oct. 14, 2011.
Quince Orchard got off to a fast start, paced by two first half touchdowns apiece by running back Tyrell Williams and wide receiver D'Andre Johnson and the Cougars rolled over Bethesda's Whitman High School.
After taking a 33-3 lead into the half, the Cougars used two defensive touchdowns to cripple the Vikings chances for a comeback. Quince Orchard improved to 5-1 and avoided a two-game losing streak following its Week 5 loss to Seneca Valley.
Watkins Mill improved to 4-2 with a dominating performance Friday at Einstein High School.
Einstein would cut the lead to 7 points in the second quarter before surrendering 27 consecutive points to Watkins Mill.
Schlosser finished the game with 5 touchdowns (2 rush, 3 pass) and made 6 of 7 extra point attempts.