Author: Syl Sobel

Quince Orchard Inaugurates Its Athletic Hall of Fame

Quince Orchard High School inaugurated its new athletic hall of fame during the weekend of Oct. 4-5 with a series of events honoring 23 former student-athletes, coaches, administrators and community members and inducting them into the hall. The first-ever class…

Cougars Shoot Down the Rockets, 62-14

Photo | Mac Kennedy QO quarterback Brian Plummer looks for an open receiver during QO’s recent victory over Clarksburg.

Seventeen seconds. For 17 seconds last Friday night, the Quince Orchard football team was behind in a game for the first time this season, as upstart Richard Montgomery scored on the game’s initial possession and took a 7-0 first quarter…

QO Guts Out a Tough Win in Renewed Rivalry With Damascus

Photo | Mac Kennedy The Cougars take the field for last Friday night’s showdown with the Swarmin’ Hornets.

In a big game between big rivals whose big men received the biggest pregame attention, it was two of the littlest guys on the field who made the biggest plays for Quince Orchard in their 21-7 victory over Damascus in…

QO Football Starts Title Defense: ‘It’s a New Year’

Photo | Mac Kennedy The QO football team practices as they prepare to defend their Maryland 4A state title. Season opens Sept. 6 at Wootton, with home opener on Sept. 13 against Damascus.

It’s a different atmosphere around the Cougar Dome this year as the Quince Orchard football Cougars prepare to defend their Maryland 4A state championship. Gone are the hunger and frustration of a team twice defeated in the state final in…

QO Alum Andrew Ankrah Competing to Become a Redskins Player

Photo | Mac Kennedy Andrew Ankrah signs autographs for fans at Redskins training camp on Aug. 10.

For many young, football-playing boys in the Washington, D.C., area, growing up to play for the hometown Washington Redskins is a childhood dream. But for Andrew Ankrah, the Quince Orchard High School alum now trying to make the Redskins as…

Coaches Making Quince Orchard a Recruiting Target

Photo | Courtesy of Brown University Quince Orchard Class of 2019 Jack Williamson will play for Brown University in the fall.

If you build it, they will come. At least, that seems to be the case for the Quince Orchard High School football program. Over the past dozen or so years QO has become one of the top football programs in…