Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Mudimbi had several options but ultimately chose to go north.
Blair senior standout Assani Mudimbi has verbally committed to play college football at the University of Rhode Island, and plans to make his pledge official on the Feb. 2, which is National Signing Day. Mudimbi, who rushed for 865 yards on 178 carries and scored nine touchdowns last season, chose Rhode Island over Virginia Military Institute and Virginia Union among others. Mudimbi heads to a football program led by head coach Joe Trainer that finished 5-6 overall and 4-4 in league play last season. Mudimbi made his official visit to Rhode Island on Jan. 22. He and the coaches spent time that day getting acquainted. “I liked the school when I went on the visit,” said Mudimbi. “The head coach is a real nice guy.” Mudimbi, who carries a …
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The Blazers started slowly, but ended their season respectably.
The Blair football team, which finished 4-6 this season, concluded the 2010 campaign on a positive note as they earned a victory last Friday in the fourth annual Battle of the Boulevard rivalry game with neighborhood foe Northwood. The win marked the Blazers third consecutive victory, not bad for a team that began the season with losses in three of its first four games, and also lost four in a row in the middle of the year. The season was highlighted by Blair's dramatic come-from-behind victory over Wheaton on Sept. 15, a 43-42 win that gave the Silver Spring school its first victory of the 2010 campaign. "To come out here and be down the first half and fight back the second half is a big win for us," Blair senior wide receiver Caleb…
Saturday, November 6, 2010
The Blazers won their last three games of the season, including the Battle of the Boulevard on Friday.
The atmosphere on Friday night at David J. Kappa Stadium was electric. Fans from the home Northwood High School and the visiting Montgomery Blair High School flocked to the game to cheer on their respective schools. The two high schools are less than a mile from one another, separated by only a stretch of University Boulevard. The night was highlighted by a special appearance from Larry Michael, a 1974 Northwood graduate and current voice of the Washington Redskins. Michael performed the opening coin toss in honor of senior night. Prior to Friday's fourth annual "Battle of the Boulevard," as the rivalry has come to be known, Northwood senior student-athletes were honored on the field with their families. For one senior, Tristan Pomeroy, …
Friday, November 5, 2010
The Gladiators and Blazers will face each other in the last game of the season tonight.
For most of the year, Blair and Northwood's players and coaches have maintained great relationships. Many of the players from both schools grew up together and still live in the same neighborhoods. The coaches, meanwhile, talk regularly and often bump into each other at clinics throughout the year. On Friday however, none of that will matter when the two teams square off in the fourth installment of the "Battle of the Boulevard," an annual meeting between the bitter, albeit for one day, rivals. The game will start at Northwood at 6:30 p.m. The two schools are separated by barely more than a mile on Silver Spring's University Boulevard, hence the title given to the game. "All of the [relationships] will definitely get put on hold," Blazers …
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The Blazers won 38-8 on Friday
The Blazers of Montgomery Blair High School have not had a successful season by the standard definition of the word. However, judging by the post-game celebration at the 20-yard line following their 38-8 Senior Night victory over visiting Richard Montgomery on Friday evening, you would never know that to be the case. Blair entered the game with an unimpressive 2-6 record. They won their homecoming game last week over Walter Johnson after dropping four straight contests. The losses they have amassed this season though, were generally not blowouts. It may be an exaggeration to call them competitive, but the Blazers certainly should not be put in the same category as teams like Kennedy or Blake. While losing was certainly the norm for Blair …
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The Barons fell to 1-6 on Friday night in Bethesda.
The Blair High School football team traveled to Bethesda on Friday evening to play the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons. According to Blair Coach Jeff Seals, it was the multitude of mistakes that his team made that handed B-CC the win. Check out all the action below. To keep up with local sports, visit www.twitter.com/patchsportsmd.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
The Blazers lost to Sherwood on Friday night.
After a dreadful first half in which the Blazers couldn't get anything going offensively, the Blair football team came out of the locker room and mounted a pair of sustained scoring drives. Unfortunately for the Blazers, the damage had already been done, as Sherwood built a 28-0 halftime lead and cruised to 41-13 victory in its Homecoming game on Friday. "We made a lot of mistakes in the first half and they made a lot of plays," Blair coach Jeffrey Seals said after the game. "I can't take anything away from them. They made the plays and we didn't make the plays on defense or offense." Assani Mudimbi carried the ball 20 times for 94 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Blazers, who fell to 1-5 on the season. Sherwood (6-0) struck quickly, …
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Springbrook is now 8-3 after winning last week's home game against Montgomery Blair High School.
In a defensive battle between 4A East division rivals, Springbrook High rallied from a three-point halftime deficit to remain unbeaten with an 8-3 home victory over Blair Friday in Silver Spring. The Blue Devils improved to 4-0 heading into next weekend's showdown with 3A state title contender Damascus. Meanwhile, Blair dropped to 1-3 after earning their first win of the season in last week's come-from-behind victory over Wheaton. Blair head coach Jeff Seals called the loss "very frustrating" and said, "We made our own mistakes." The Blair defense, who gave up 42 points against Wheaton, held the Blue Devils scoreless in the first half. "They're a big, physical team and they took it to us," said Springbrook head coach Rob Wendel. "They hit …
Saturday, September 25, 2010
The Blazers couldn't earn their second victory despite playing solid defense on Friday.
In a defensive battle between 4A East division rivals, Springbrook rallied from a three-point halftime deficit to remain unbeaten with an 8-3 home victory over Blair on Friday. The Blue Devils, who improved to 4-0, now head into next weekend's showdown with 3A state title contender Damascus. Meanwhile, Blair dropped to 1-3 after earning their first win of the season in last week's come-from-behind victory over Wheaton. Blair head coach Jeff Seals called the loss "very frustrating" and noted that "we made our own mistakes." Errors aside, the Blair defense, who gave up 42 points against Wheaton, held the Blue Devils scoreless in the first half. "They're a big, physical team and they took it to us," said Springbrook Coach Rob Wendel. "They …