Sunday, February 26, 2012
Record-breaking running back Rob Chesson, a senior at Old Mill High, is among the two best players in the county.
Old Mill High School senior Rob Chesson will be among the two Anne Arundel County students honored at the 2011 Maryland All-State Football Banquet on Sunday afternoon. Chesson, along with Broadneck High School kicker Adam Greene, will attend the banquet in Glen Burnie to receive special recognition for their achievements, and will even get All-State jackets to commemorate the occasion. Chesson set a state record for rushing touchdowns in a season with 49 and scored on a two-point conversion to win the state championship game for Old Mill over Quince Orchard in December. On Feb. 1, he announced his intent to attend Towson University on a full athletic scholarship. The all-star banquet will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at Michael's Eighth Avenue in…
Monday, December 19, 2011
I sat down with Rob Chesson to learn about the young man behind all the headlines.
After scoring the game-winning play to give Old Mill its second Class 4A Football State Championship in three years, Rob Chesson's next school day was a little different than usual. "I started having people come up to me I didn't even know," Chesson said. "They were all amazing, really supportive—but in my mind I was like, 'Who are you?'" I've heard from many students that you can attend the school for four years and still meet someone for the first time on graduation day. Although Old Mill High School has around 2,000 students, Chesson said he might have met them all in the days following his remarkable state championship-winning run. Following the state championship game on Dec. 2, Chesson said he received more than 200 Facebook friend …
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…
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Running back Rob Chesson scored seven touchdowns on 22 carries and racked up 306 yards, while breaking the school record for yards in a season and the state record for rushing touchdowns in a season.
The Old Mill Patriots are headed to the Maryland 4A State Finals on the back of their electric runner, Rob Chesson, and a stout defense that has allowed only 34 points in the playoffs. Against Catonsville High School, it was business as usual. Different opponent, same outcome. Chesson rolled up 306 yards rushing and scored all seven of Old Mill’s touchdowns as Catonsville fell behind early in the first quarter and never could keep pace, falling 49-20. The Patriots (13-0) held the Comets to season-lows in points and total rushing yards. Catonsville, who averaged 362 yards on the ground in its previous two playoff games, could only muster 171 yards on 35 carries Friday night. “Catonsville has a ton of speed and our kids showed a lot of …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Old Mill rode on the shoulders of running back Rob Chesson who set school and county records for rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.
Rob Chesson was in full "beast mode" Friday night, as he and the Old Mill Patriots pummeled the Catonvsille Comets, 49-20. Check back soon, we'll have the full story plus exclusive video highlights and reactions from the players.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Senior Rob Chesson rushed 34 times for 241 yards and three scores as Old Mill defeated North Point, 28-7, to claim the Maryland class 4A East region championship.
The Old Mill football team isn't used to playing close games this season, but with plenty of playoff experience, the Patriots know how to handle the pressure. Plus, having Rob Chesson doesn't hurt either. Up by one touchdown entering the fourth quarter of the Maryland class 4A East region final against North Point High School, Old Mill turned once again to their star running back. Chesson broke off a 49-yard score to catapult the Patriots into the state semifinals. "If things get tight, Rob Chesson is our go-to guy," Old Mill head coach Chad McCormick said. Chesson, who finished with 241 yards and three touchdowns, scored on runs of one, three and 49 yards. Fullback Seth Holbrook rumbled in for a 14-yard touchdown late to help seal the …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Check out this video breakdown of the game and why Old Mill's varsity football team is now headed to the regional semifinals against North Point High School.
Standout players Rob Chesson and Torrie Wagner both set new school records in rushing touchdowns and interceptions for a single season.
Friday, November 4, 2011
With just one week left to play before the state playoffs begin, Patch.com brings you its week 10 public school football power poll.
1.) Old Mill (9-0) Now just one game against South River stands between Old Mill and a perfect regular season. The Patriots held off a pesky Glen Burnie squad in Week Nine with a 21-0 triumph. Old Mill led only 7-0 at half before scoring two second-half touchdowns to pull away. The Patriot defense has allowed a county-best 5.77 points per game this year. Last week: 1 2.) Arundel (8-1) Arundel continues to stay right on the heels of the Patriots, winning their week 9 match up with Chesapeake, 40-0. Cooper Hibbs and Jack Gordon split time at quarterback and combined for five touchdowns passes in the win. The shutout is the second time the Wildcat defense has blanked an opponent. Arundel hosts Southern High to wrap up the regular season. LW: …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Our top 5 teams are the same, but the order has changed after week 8 action. There are two weeks left before state playoffs begin. Where does your school rank?
1.) Old Mill (8-0) The Patriots are on a mission for an undefeated campaign and so far they've given little reason to think a perfect regular season is out of the question. Running back Rob Chesson delivered another five touchdown performance as Old Mill ran past Southern, 42-12. A week 10 match up with South River looms for the Patriots, but they must first deal with Glen Burnie this week. Last Week: 1 2.) Arundel (7-1) Arundel's high-flying offense didn't exactly light up the stat book against Severna Park, but the Wildcat defense pitched in a solid effort for a 21-13 win last week. Cooper Hibbs threw touchdown passes of 51 and 33 yards, to Tyler Young and Romeo Harris respectively in the win. Arundel travels to Chesapeake in week 9. LW…