Doc Bonner and the Quince Orchard Cougars came into Coyote Canyon in Clarksburg as one of the top teams in Montgomery County, and they proved why they are so well regarded. Bonner would throw for two touchdowns and run for two more in Friday’s 63-8 victory over the Coyotes.
The Cougars scored on their first possession, jumping to a 7-0 lead in under two minutes. As senior quarterback Kendell “Doc” Bonner found junior receiver Brendan McGonagle on a 58-yard touchdown pass.
But the Coyotes answered right back with an 80-yard drive. A pass from Clarksburg’s Joe Perkins to Justice Williams put the Coyotes on the QO 16 yard line. The ‘Yotes would find the endzone on a fourth down run by junior Denzel Motuba Samy. Clarksburg would go for, and complete and two-point conversion to take an 8-7 lead halfway through the first quarter.
However, that would be the last of the scoring for the team in Carolina Blue.
The Cougars would return the ensuing kickoff to the Clarksburg five-yard line and score on a one-yard run by Tre Wade to retake the lead 14-8. It was the first of Wade’s two TD’s on the night.
Clarksburg’s next possession ended with a punt, giving the Cougars the ball at midfield. QO would end the possession with a three-yard touchdown run by Marquez Cooper. Cougars led 21-8 in the final seconds of the first quarter.
The Quince Orchard defense would step up their game with a tipped interception of a Perkins pass. The Cougars’ Tyler Terry would return the intercepted pass 36 yards for a touchdown. Clarksburg lead by 20 points, 28-8.
With 7:34 left in the half, Doc Bonner scored the first of his two rushing touchdowns on a 33-yard run to put the Cougars up 35-8. Less than two minutes later, Bonner would set another QO touchdown by running the ball down the Clarksburg five. Tre Wade would get the touchdown, and the blowout was one. QO led 42-8 with 6:08 left in the first half.
Bonner would throw a 21-yard strike to Aaron Derwin and run in another one from 31 yards out.
Unbeaten QO will face Bullis next week in an unusual private school/public school matchup. Bullis is also unbeaten and is coming off a 30-14 victory over Avalon on Friday night.
The Coyotes will regroup and travel to 2-1 Springbrook next Friday. The Blue Devils are coming off a 32-25 come from behind, overtime victory over Walter Johnson on Friday night.
Top: Quince Orchard’s Kendell “Doc” Bonner (10) was responsible for 28 of the Cougars 56 points. Bonner threw for two touchdowns and ran for another two.
Next: Clarksburg’s senior wide-out Justice Williams (3) races down the sideline after catching a pass from Joey Perkins.
Next: The Coyotes couldn’t muster much offense after the first successful drive. Joey Perkins (11) is sacked by QO’s senior linebacker Bryan Ramos (50).
Photos by Kim Grimes for Germantown Pulse.
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