Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Here's an extended look at the hysteria and elation following Old Mill's last-minute victory over Quince Orchard.
The Old Mill Patriots are the 2011 Class 4A State Champions after they scored a last-second two-point conversion to beat Quince Orchard in overtime. Led by head coach Chad McCormick and star running back Rob Chesson, the boys in red and blue shined in one of the greatest high school sporting events I've ever witnessed. To further celebrate their victory, I've comprised an extended video package capturing the moments of jubilation and joy following the game-winning play that didn't make it into the original highlight video. Congratulations once again to Old Mill and their dedicated players and coaches!
Saturday, December 3, 2011
With the game on the line, head coach Chad McCormick put the ball in Rob Chesson's hands for a two-point conversion to win it all.
BALTIMORE — His 49 touchdowns this season set a single-season Maryland record and yet the Quince Orchard Cougars had kept him out of the end zone all night, becoming the first team this season to do so. But Rob Chesson would probably trade all 49 of those touchdowns for the two-point conversion he scored in overtime Friday night, capping a dramatic come-from-behind 36-35 win for Old Mill in the 2011 4A state championship game at M&T Bank Stadium. "Coach McCormick put his trust in me and I thank the coaches for putting the ball in my hands and giving me the opportunity," Chesson said of the game-winning score. After Quince Orchard scored in the first overtime—a Billy Plante to Tyrell Williams pass from 7 yards out—Old Mill quickly answered…
Friday, December 2, 2011
The Old Mill Patriots could win the title for the second time in three years with a victory Friday night at M&T Bank Stadium.
If the Old Mill Patriots want to bring home their second state championship in three years, they'll have to go through No. 2 ranked Quince Orchard. After blowing by South River, outlasting North Point and running through Catonsville, the boys in red and blue are poised for an epic showdown. I'll be at M&T Bank Stadium covering the game so be sure to follow Severn Patch on Twitter and Facebook for instant updates. If you don't have a Twitter account, you can still get up-to-the-minute game coverage by checking out our Twitter page online. Anchored by a steadfast defense and the explosive moves of running back Rob Chesson, the Patriots have all the ingredients to bring the title home. But the question is, do you think Old Mill can pull it…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The second half of our conversation with sports writers, discussing the keys to victory ahead of the state championship game Friday night.
Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part Q&A about the Quince Orchard-Old Mill game. Part I was posted this morning on both North Potomac-Darnestown and Severn Patch. North Potomac-Darnestown Patch contributor Matt Papuchis and Severn Patch editor Jonathan Moynihan have covered Quince Orchard and Old Mill, respectively, throughout the season. They continue to preview Friday night’s Maryland 4A Division state title game between the No. 2 and No. 3-ranked schools in the state, according to The Washington Post. Patch: In a state title game, you're bound to see some potential collegiate scholarship players on each sideline. Who are the big time prospects to watch for each team? Jonathan Moynihan: Rob Chesson is obviously the big one …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
A "before and after" look at one of Old Mill football's captains ahead of the big game Friday night.
Weighing about 201 pounds and standing 6 feet tall, Terrance Brownlee is an intimidating force. Usually seen marauding near the line of scrimmage, the linebacker from Old Mill High School is preparing to fulfill his dream of winning a state championship ring this Friday as he and the Patriots take on Quince Orchard High in the 4A Maryland State Championship at M&T Bank Stadium. Old Mill won the state championship in 2009, but Brownlee was a sophomore playing for Annapolis High. The linebacker transferred to Old Mill his junior year, but still laments that some of his teammates have a ring and he doesn't. That's something he hopes to remedy Friday night. As one of the Patriots' captains, Brownlee has made the most of his senior year, …