Damascus had an amazing football season in Maryland, racking up a 14-0 record en route to a state title. Rockville was far less successful, finishing 2-7 and missing a playoff berth. The difference between the teams and their preparation was never more stark than in the highlight you see above.
As captured by MaxPreps, that’s Damascus kicking off to Rockville way back in September, with the Rockville return squad simply spacing out and pausing before taking off upfield. The delay cost Rockville any shot at decent field position. As it turns out, they could have used plenty more of that; the Hornets rolled to a 56-7 rout of Rockville, one of the team’s biggest victory of the season.
Despite all the scoring, the most impressive play of all was Damascus’ simple persistence on special teams.