The Coyotes traveled to Quince Orchard for one of the most anticipated games of the season. Some projected this matchup to be a challenge for a thus far improving Clarksburg. The Coyotes momentum was high after coming off a howling 47-13 victory last week against Bethesda Chevy-Chase.
Clarksburg’s offense came out, set the tone early and did what they needed to keep the Cougars off the board. Senior quarterback Hunter Reimers had a 20-yard pass and run to senior running back Stanley Perry, to give the Coyotes a 7-0 lead with 28 seconds left in the first.
Quince Orchard answered back with a six-yard touchdown run from Marvin Beander to tie the game at 7-7 with 10:43 left in the second quarter. The Cougars offense went on another scoring drive to lead the Coyotes 14-7 with 5:34 left in the first half. That did not intimidate the Coyotes. Both teams played a game of anything you can do I can do better. The Coyote’s offense came back out with a 74-yard pass and run from Reimers to Ian Krishnan to tie the game at 14 with 5:02 left before the half.
Clarksburg seemed to have all the momentum, but just like the weather it quickly became dreary and dark for the Coyotes. Clarksburg couldn’t keep up with Quince Orchards high powering offense led by junior running back Marvin Beander who had over 100 yards and senior ball carrier Shawn Barlow.
The Coyotes struggled not only on offense but on the defensive end allowing Quince Orchard to go on a 41 point scoring spree, overwhelmed they had no answer for the Cougars. Clarksburg dropped to 2-2 on the season falling in an embarrassing 55-14 loss to Quince Orchard.
It was a long night for a seemingly improving offense that could not put together a scoring drive in the second half. The Coyotes will have a lot to fix before they get into key conference matchups.
Redemption can be found on the road next week against a 1-3 Wootton team for their first conference game of the season. While Quince Orchard host conference cross-town rivals Gaithersburg in another anticipated matchup of the season.
Top: Clarksburg running back Stanley Perry (2) had a big game for the Coyotes scoring for the fourth straight game.
Next: Ian Krishnan (18) caught a long TD pass and had another long TD reception called back.
Photos by Ed Sheahin.