Captains Zaire Cooper and Chris Watkins plan to commit to a collegiate team in the near future
On Oct. 19, the Blazers' varsity football team (4-3) defeated the Kennedy Cavaliers (2-5) by a score of 14-13 after being shut out in their last three games.
Back-up players fulfill an often overlooked, but crucial role for their team
Quarterback, 11, Khalif Welch, sets up for a throw as the O-line applies pressure.
Blazers and Blue Devils begin to pile on top of one another as a player struggles to keep the ball in his possession.
Senior Captain, Christopher Watkins, 21, holds arms up in joy as he makes it into the end zone.
The Blazers and Blue Devils set up for the next play.
Blazer's play Springbrook in the first home game of the season.
Recap of Blair's football season
Blair wins 41-17 after a big second half
It's essentially a playoff game for both teams
Whether as a player on the field or a spectator in the stands, being on a winning team is a fantastic feeling. The players give it their all, the spectators yell and cheer, the parents hold their breath and the clock winds down. Then it's over. The buzzer goes off and all that exciting energy is dispersed over the crowd as people cheer and hug, and players and coaches alike high five and celebrate.
The playoffs don't begin until next week for the Blair Blazers (8-2), but they still had to face an intimidating foe on Friday night: the Damascus Hornets (10-0). The Hornets had not lost a game since the 2014 3A state finals, and they kept that streak alive by edging the Blazers 35-27.
Sherwood didn't need a strong passing game to achieve offensive success, as the Warriors put up 456 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns en route to a 43-26 win.
The Blair Blazers (1-0) soundly defeated the Northwood Gladiators (0-1) by a score of 35-0 in the annual Battle of the Boulevard rivalry game on Friday night.
Despite mounting a two score comeback in the third quarter, the deficit faced by the Montgomery Blair Blazers was too steep in a 48-17 loss in the first round of the playoffs to the Quince Orchard (QO) Cougars on a windy Friday night.
The Montgomery Blair Blazers (6-3) used the passing game to pick apart the lowly Einstein Titans (1-8), and win a convincing victory during Friday's senior night.
The Montgomery Blair Blazers (4-2) used the passing game on offense and forced turnovers on defense to beat the Springbrook Blue Devils (4-2) by a score of 38-20 after the game was delayed nearly two hours due to lightning Friday night.
The Montgomery Blair Blazers (3-2) lost 7-12 to the Paint Branch Panthers (5-0) in a low scoring, defensive game on Friday night in the rain. The Blazers potent offense that has led the team this season was held at bay against an undefeated Paint Branch team.
As the Blazer anthem permeates through the chilled evening air, it melts into the cheers of the enthusiastic crowd, the warrior-like chanting of the cheerleaders and the noise of ruffling pom poms, forming an exhilarating medley of sounds that underscore the intense atmosphere driving the football team forward
The Montgomery Blair Blazers (2-1) could not get their offense going against the Northwest Jaguars (2-1), who ran away with the game late in the second quarter in a 58-23 loss on Friday night.
On a blisteringly cold Friday night in Germantown, the Blazers (8-3) took the field for the last time this season, some for the last time ever, with hopes to upset the mighty Northwest Jaguars (10-1) on the road in the first round of the playoffs. Things didn't end up as Blair hoped however, as the game ended with a 38-3 loss but the Blazers were still able to realize how far they had come this season.
Paint Branch (6-1) and Blair (5-2) both came into Friday night's game with identical records. The fans were ready to witness a battle between two evenly matched teams. However, Blair fans were disappointed as the Panthers came out with the 25-14 win.
This season, Blair's first chance at the Maryland football playoffs is more tangible than ever, set poetically against the backdrop of Blair's 80th anniversary. At the helm of the Blazers' winning season is Head Coach Dr. Andrew Fields.
In their first home game of the year on Friday night, Blair (1-1) had to face one of the toughest opponents they'll face all year in Sherwood (2-0). The Blazers came up short 7-14, but they did not disappoint.
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