DAMASCUS, Md. (WDVM) – Damascus High School officially moved into the era of Josh Klotz last season, with Klotz taking over the program after a successful stay with Richard Montgomery.
The spring season was an up and down for the Swarmin ‘Hornets, being kicked out of Sherwood but beating Northwest by two games in the season finale.
“We didn’t have the full offense last year,” said Damascus junior linebacker and tight end Dillon Dunathan. “But this year we have more than just desire, we basically have our full offensive and it will just be a lot different than last year.”
This fall, Klotz and his company are looking forward to returning to normal on Friday evening in Damascus and returning to the winning tradition of the program, which won four championships and a total of eleven championships between 2015 and 2019.
“It’s been two years since we had a season and you don’t know any returning starters from this team in the 2019 State Championship,” said Klotz. “So a lot of new faces that I think will cause a lot of excitement and have learned from all the guys who came from before and are really excited to go out there and prove themselves and do their thing.”
Damascus will open its season at the Northwest on Friday, reminiscent of last spring’s game.
“They know that we as a team pick them all up,” said Martin Mills, Damascus senior quarterback. “This summer we had summer workouts. Was at Klotz pretty much every day this summer and everything starts to click and everything starts to develop as a whole. So we hope we do well this season. “
Damascus vs. Northwest will be WDVM Sports Connection high school football game of the week. Tune in to Sports Connection for coverage on Friday at 6:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.