HS Football

Vinson’s big night carries Damascus over Quince Orchard, 21-13

Damascus kicks off the season on a high note.

Markus Vinson
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After going undefeated in 2015, Damascus (1-0) kicked off the 2016 season with a 21-13 win over Quince Orchard (0-1) in a Montgomery County showdown on Friday night.

Both teams didn’t score until the second quarter when Quince Orchard quarterback Doc Bonner connected with senior wide receiver Kyle Moats for a 17-yard touchdown pass.

Damascus running back Markus Vinson’s seven-yard touchdown run tied the game at seven with 8:02 remaining in the half.

The Cougars went back on top as Bonner threw his second touchdown pass of the night to Brendan McGonagle that gave them a 13-7 advantage.

Midway through the third quarter, Vinson ran 55 yards for a touchdown to put the Hornets up 14-13. The senior found the end zone again in the fourth quarter when he ran 66 yards for a touchdown.

Vinson finished the game with 287 rushing yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 19.9 yards per carry. The Hornets quarterback Wade Rippeon threw only for 15 yards. While Bonner threw for 187 yards, two touchdowns and recorded 73 yards on the ground. McGonagle had five reception for 66 yards and a touchdown.

Damascus will look to continue its 15 game win streak-that dates back to last season-against Rockville next Friday. Quince Orchard will face Walter Johnson.

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