Saturday, October 6, 2012
The Wildcats overcame a 14-point deficit and surged to a 66-34 win over the defending state champions.
In the waning seconds of the first half on Friday night, the Arundel High Wildcats trailied the Old Mill Patriots, but had one last chance to score. They turned to a play that they had practiced nearly everyday—a classic hook and ladder. Wideout Tyler Young took a quick pass from Jack Gordon and then lateraled the ball to Dillon Tighe, who scampered in for the go-ahead score. The Wildcats (6-0) went into halftime up 32-27 and never looked back, smashing the defending state champions 66-34. "I think that kind of changed the momentum of the game a little bit," Arundel head coach Chuck Markiewicz said. "We've had it in our playbook for a long time, but just haven't had a chance to use it." Despite trailing for most of the first half, …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Chad McCormick was named the Baltimore Ravens coach of the week after Old Mill stayed undefeated with a win over Meade.
The Baltimore Ravens honored the head coach of the Old Mill High football team this week, after the team topped Meade to remain undefeated. Chad McCormick earned the honor as the Patriots went to 5-0 following a 28-18 win Friday. The defending state champions have won 19 consecutive games. “A lot of that comes from a great tradition we’ve built here,” McCormick said in a press release from the Ravens. “It started with the former head coaches I worked under, Mike Marcus and Damian Ferragamo, and we have the tradition and expectation to be successful every year.” McCormick is now eligible to be named the Ravens High School Coach of the Year, to be awarded at the Ravens-Broncos game on Dec. 16. McCormick also got a $2,000 donation to the …
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
Rob Chesson scored a 2-point conversion in overtime to win the state title, 36-35. Check back later for the full story and highlights!
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 over time that capped a dramatic come-from-behind 36-35 win for Old Mill in the 2011 4A state championship game at M&T Bank Stadium. After Quince Orchard scored in the first overtime -- a Billy Plante to Tyrell Williams pass from 7 yards out -- Old Mill quickly answered with a touchdown of its own. That's when first-year Old Mill coach Chad McCormick made a gutsy call -- the only call he could make, he revealed after the game. And …
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.