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Montgomery County By The Numbers

Updated: August 9, 2009, 6:39 PM ET
By Sheldon Shealer | ESPNRISE.com

4A DIVISION

BETHESDA-CC

Nickname: Barons

Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 1995, Class 2A state semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1995, Class 2A state semifinalist
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 1 (1-1)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 20, Week 10, 1995
Highest State Poll Ranking: 18, Weeks 7-8, 1995
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 4
Coach: Rich Noland, first season

GAITHERSBURG

Nickname: Trojans
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2006, Class 4A West region runner-up
Highest Playoff Finish: 1986 (AA), 1992 (4A), 2000 (4A), state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 13 (18-10)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 15, Week 6, 2007
Highest State Poll Ranking: 1, Week 2, 1993
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 144
Coach: Kreg Kephart, nine seasons (64-34)

MAGRUDER

Nickname: Colonels
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2007, Class 4A West region semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1984 (B), 1986 (A), state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 5 (8-3)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 22, Week 3, 2002
Highest State Poll Ranking: 6, Week 5, 1992
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 13
Coach: Shawn Prather, first season

MONTGOMERY BLAIR

Nickname: Blazers
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: None
Highest Playoff Finish: None
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 0 (0-0)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: None
Highest State Poll Ranking: None
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: None
Coach: Jeff Seals, four seasons (13-27)

NORTHWEST

Nickname: Jaguars
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2008, Class 4A West region semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 2004, Class 3A state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 7 (7-6)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 23, Preseason, 2007
Highest State Poll Ranking: 2, Weeks 7-8, 2004
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 60
Coach: Mark Maradei, first season at Northwest; three seasons overall (17-13)

PAINT BRANCH

Nickname: Panthers
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2000, Class 3A state quarterfinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1975, Class B state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 6 (3-5)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 21, Week 4, 2002
Highest State Poll Ranking: 7, Week 7, 2000
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 27
Coach: Mike Nesmith, two seasons (13-7)

RICHARD MONTGOMERY

Nickname: Rockets
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2005, Class 4A West region semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1981, Class A state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 5 (3-4)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 25, Week 8, 2002
Highest State Poll Ranking: 10, Final Poll, 2001
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 13
Coach: Jeremy Lott, one season (1-9)

SHERWOOD

Nickname: Warriors
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2008, Class 4A state champion
Highest Playoff Finish: 1995 (4A), 1996 (4A), 2008 (4A), state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 14 (24-11)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 3, Final Poll, 2008
Highest State Poll Ranking: 1, Preseason-Week 9, 1996
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 141
Coach: Pat Cilento, first season

SPRINGBROOK

Nickname: Blue Devils
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2003, Class 4A West region semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1979 (AA), 1980 (AA), 1981 (AA), 1985 (AA), 1988 (4A), 1989 (4A), state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 11 (21-6)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 18, Week 4, 1999
Highest State Poll Ranking: 1, Weeks 5-10, 1990
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 30
Coach: Rob Wendel, one season (6-4)

THOMAS WOOTTON

Nickname: Patriots
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2008, Class 4A West region semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1994, Class 4A state runner-up
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 5 (2-5)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 14, Week 10, 1991
Highest State Poll Ranking: 3, Weeks 7-8, 1991
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 10
Coach: Greg Malling, four seasons (16-25)

WALT WHITMAN

Nickname: Vikings
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2007, Class 4A West region semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1978, Class AA state runner-up
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 4 (1-4)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 24, Week 6, 2004
Highest State Poll Ranking: 12, Week 10, 2003
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 29
Coach: Jim Kuhn, two seasons (15-16)

WALTER JOHNSON

Nickname: Wildcats
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: None
Highest Playoff Finish: None
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 0 (0-0)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: None
Highest State Poll Ranking: None
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: None
Coach: TBA

WINSTON CHURCHILL

Nickname: Bulldogs
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2004, Class 4A West region runner-up
Highest Playoff Finish: 1976 (AA), 1977 (AA), state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 11 (15-9)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 23, Week 6, 2008
Highest State Poll Ranking: 3, Week2 8-10, 1993; Week 10, 1995
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 38
Coach: Joe Allen, first season at Churchill; two seasons overall (4-16)

3A DIVISION

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Nickname: Titans
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 1998, Class 2A state quarterfinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1998, Class 2A state quarterfinalist
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 1 (0-1)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 18, Week 4, 2000
Highest State Poll Ranking: 18, Weeks 3-4, 2000
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 3
Coach: Mike Bonavia, two seasons (8-12); 13 seasons overall (65-67)

BLAKE

Nickname: Bengals
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: None
Highest Playoff Finish: None
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 0 (0-0)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: None
Highest State Poll Ranking: None
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: None
Coach: Tony Nazzaro, seven seasons at Blake (21-48); 10 seasons overall (35-64)

CLARKSBURG

Nickname: Coyotes
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2008, Class 2A West region semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 2007, Class 2A state semifinalist
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 2 (2-2)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 14, Week 10, 2008
Highest State Poll Ranking: 14, Week 10, 2008
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 19
Coach: Larry Hurd, three seasons at Clarksburg(25-8); seven seasons overall (56-12)

DAMASCUS

Nickname: Hornets
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2008, Class 3A West region semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1981 (B), 1992 (2A), 1993 (2A), 1996 (3A), 2003 (4A), 2005 (4A), 2007 (3A), state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 18 (31-11)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 21, Week 8, 2008
Highest State Poll Ranking: 2, Final Poll, 2005
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 165
Coach: Eric Wallich, one season at Damascus (7-4); three seasons overall (16-14)

JOHN F. KENNEDY

Nickname: Cavaliers
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2007, Class 3A West region semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1977 (B), 1984 (A), state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 5 (5-3)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 18, Final Poll, 2007
Highest State Poll Ranking: 18, Final Poll, 2007
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 4
Coach: Randolph Warren, one season at Kennedy (2-8); five seasons overall (13-38)

NORTHWOOD

Nickname: Gladiators
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 1982, Class A state runner-up
Highest Playoff Finish: 1974 (A), 1982 (A), state runner-up
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 3 (2-3)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: None
Highest State Poll Ranking: None
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: None
Coach: Dennis Harris, three seasons (9-21)
Note: The new Northwood, which resumed football in 2006, is considered a continuation of the previous Northwood High School that existed in the same building.

QUINCE ORCHARD

Nickname: Cougars
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2008, Class 4A West region runner-up
Highest Playoff Finish: 1991 (4A), 2007 (4A), state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 7 (10-5)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 8, Final Poll, 2008
Highest State Poll Ranking: 1, Preseason-Week 6, 2008
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 81
Coach: Dave Mencarini, five seasons (52-6)

SENECA VALLEY

Nickname: Eagles
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2008, Class 3A state semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1976 (B), 1977 (A), 1979 (A), 1980 (A), 1987 (AA), 1992 (3A), 1993 (3A), 1994 (3A), 1997 (3A), 1998 (4A), 1999 (4A), 2002 (3A), state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 25 (41-13)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 9, Final Poll, 2008
Highest State Poll Ranking: 1, 44 times, 1992-1997, 1999
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 206
Coach: Fred Kim, five seasons (48-11)

WATKINS MILL

Nickname: Wolverines
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 1999, Class 4A state quarterfinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1993, Class 4A state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 3 (3-2)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 24, Week 8, 2002
Highest State Poll Ranking: 2, Final Poll, 1993
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 35
Coach: Joe Rydzewski, one season (2-8)

2A DIVISION

POOLESVILLE

Nickname: Falcons
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2005, Class 1A South region runner-up
Highest Playoff Finish: 1983, Class C state runner-up
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 10 (5-10)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 22, Week 7, 2005
Highest State Poll Ranking: 22, Week 7, 2005, and Week 7, 2003
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 9
Coach: Steve Orsini, three seasons at Poolesville (6-23); nine seasons overall (28-61)

ROCKVILLE

Nickname: Rams
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2007, Class 2A West region runner-up
Highest Playoff Finish: 1997, Class 2A, state quarterfinalist
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 2 (0-2)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: None
Highest State Poll Ranking: None
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: None
Coach: Kevin Bernot, first season

WHEATON

Nickname: Knights
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 1996, Class 2A state champion
Highest Playoff Finish: 1996, Class 2A state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 4 (7-3)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 14, Preseason, 2001
Highest State Poll Ranking: 5, Final Poll, 1994, and Weeks 3-7, 1997
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 18
Coach: Tommy Neal, three seasons (8-22)