Aug 29, 2015; Hyattsville, MD, USA; DeMatha Stags quarterback Beau English (17) celebrates with Shane Simmons (34) after a touchdown against the Miami Central Rockets during a game at Prince George
High school sports are often under-covered in the state of Maryland. There’s plenty of talent in the area and it was on display this weekend. Here are the biggest headlines from the weekend on the Maryland high school sports scene.
This was a tilt between two of the best teams in the state, which happen to both play in the MIAA A conference. Mount St. Joseph was coming off a huge double overtime victory over McDonough, but got all they could handle against Gilman. The Greyhounds were able to establish the run and it propelled them to a 30-7 win. The Gaels are a very talented team that fought hard, but just did not have the answers to take down the top team in the area.
The DeMatha Catholic Stags are the most complete team in Maryland and it showed in their 40-0 rout over St. John’s. One of the players who stood out was Maryland commit Tino Ellis. Ellis recorded an interception to help seal the shutout and he also blocked a punt, which led to a touchdown. His teammate and fellow Terps commit, Lorenzo Harrison, rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown in the win.
For years, the University of Maryland had struggled to recruit in their own home state, but times have changed as the Terps are on their way to becoming a national recruiting power. They recently offered one of the state’s best basketball prospects in MSJ’s Jalen Smith. Smith is rated as a 5-star forward and is currently ranked 17th in the ESPN25 for the Class of 2018. This would be another monumental pickup for Mark Turgeon who has had quite the offseason.
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