Monday, December 8, 2008

Congratulations, Sherwood!

Big news in the greater Olney area over the weekend... Our Sherwood High School Stormin' Warriors are the Maryland 4A High School Football Champions, after beating Linganore of Frederick County, 21 - 3 on Friday night! Sherwood did something the Redskins tried, but couldn't do... They won this weekend at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore!

Big Stadium Provides Big-Time Atmosphere

By Toni L. Sandys
Washington Post Staff Photographer
Monday, December 8, 2008; E08

Most of the other Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association state championships are held at state university facilities. Six years ago, after a scheduling conflict at the University of Maryland, the football championship games were moved to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. They have been there ever since.

It's a field most people can only dream of playing on. The energy fills the air -- along with trumpets, screams, and cheers -- as the final minutes tick off the clock and dreams are realized. "We worked so hard for this," Sherwood senior Sosthene Kapepula said.

From the beginning of its 14-game season, the team felt underestimated by so many. But the Warriors powered through their opponents to an undefeated record. They won eight of their games by more than thirty points -- four of those games were shutouts. They earned their 4A championship by soundly beating Linganore, The Post's top-ranked team, 21-3. "I have no words for it," Kapepula said. "It feels so good."

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