In the regional semifinal playoff matchup, the Boys' Basketball team (20-3) finished their season with a courageous effort in a 60-48 loss to the Whitman Vikings (19-6).
After trailing for the first three quarters of the game, the Blazers managed to snatch a 49-38 victory against the Richard Montgomery Rockets on Tuesday night.
With last year's second round playoff loss fresh in their minds, the boys' basketball team rolled against the Kennedy Cavaliers in a 62-49 victory. Anchored by a stifling defense and a collective offensive effort, the Blazers pushed their record to 2-0 on the year.
Friday night's game at Blazer stadium was the final football contest ever for many of Blair's varsity members, and they made sure that senior night was a night to remember. Despite falling behind early and committing costly miscues, the Blair Blazers (5-5) fought hard but fell just short against the Whitman Vikings (7-3) by the score of 17-13.
On a chilly, rainy day, the annual Battle of the Boulevard between the Blair Blazers and the Northwood Gladiators did not dampen the spirits of Blair fans. Despite the weather conditions, loyal fans stuck it out until the final whistle in order to watch the Blazers crush the Gladiators, 28-6.
It was likely a common belief that Blair football would not be very competitive this season. Rather, Blair put on a dominant performance Friday night against the Kennedy Cavaliers in a 25-0 rout.
The Blazers (15-8) brought fire and intensity in their 2013 playoff debut against the Gaithersburg Trojans (6-17). Thus, it came as no surprise when senior captain Justin Kung dove headfirst into the scorers' table late in the fourth quarter to save a loose ball.
With 12.6 seconds left in the game, the Blazers (12-8) found themselves up by one against the visiting Vikings (11-9), well on their way to win number 13 on the season. Junior co-captain Damar Bess was at the free throw line, and Bess had already scored 10 points in the decisive fourth quarter.
The Blair boys' varsity basketball team (5-2) beat the Springbrook Blue Devils (5-2) for the first time in a decade, 40-39, as senior guard Trey Wainwright sank two free throws with 3.1 seconds left in the game.
It looked like Northwood (0-2) might have a chance against Blair as they scored first, taking a 2-0 lead over the Blazers. That only lasted for a minute however as Blair (2-0) went on to dominate the rest of the game en route to a 56-20 thrashing of their archrivals.
Down 39-38 in the fourth quarter, the Blazers (1-0) were just on the cusp of breaking through against Gaithersburg (0-1).
The Blair varsity football team (2-6) lost to the Blake Bengals (5-3) by a score of 29-0 on Friday night. The game play was nearly as sloppy as the conditions as eight Blazer turnovers led to their defeat on the rainy night.
The Blair varsity football team (1-4) defeated the Northwood Gladiators (1-5) by a score of 13-8 on Saturday. This was their first win in nearly two years.
The varsity football team (0-2) experienced a crushing defeat at the hands of one of the elite teams in the area: the Quince Orchard Cougars (2-0), who dominated in all facets of the game.
The Blair varsity football team lost their season opener to Bethesda-Chevy Chase (BCC) by a score of 13-2 on Friday.
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