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August 27, 2015


Frostburg, Maryland - The Mountain Ridge Miners' took to the field this past Friday evening at Mountain Ridge High School against Clear Spring. 

The Blazers were the first of two teams that will come to Frostburg to take on Mountain Ridge in scrimmages. 

It started out very ominously for Mountain Ridge and its fans. On the very first play of the scrimmage, from the MR 10 yard line, the quarterback for Clear Spring faked a hand off and took the ball off left tackle and scampered into the end zone for the touchdown. 

That did not damper the Mountain Ridge defense however. They held the Blazers out of the end zone for the following four plays and only gave up one more score on the night.

The Miner offense looked like a well oiled machine early. They were able to score on 3 of four plays from the 10 yard line on the Clear Spring defense. 

Following the 5 play from the 10 yard line experiment the teams then took to starting at their own 30 yard line and trying to drive the ball down the field in game conditions. 

Clear Spring was able to score on one of their drives from the 30 using big plays but was unable to sustain any drives on the Miners defense.

Mountain Ridge was able to score on two of three drives that started from their 30. Both drives were mainly done through the ground game which was good to see. They did use one big pass play in one of those drives to pick up a big chunk of yardage.

The Mountain Ridge passing game looked pretty good for being the first scrimmage of the season. Nice timing routes mixed in with some deep throws that were converted.

Mountain Ridge was able to pick up one fumble and also intercepted one of Clear Springs passing attempts.

Clear Spring on the other side did force and recover two Mountain Ridge fumbles. This has been a huge problem for the Miners' in the past three seasons. Hopefully we see them clean that up before the season.

If one were to keep score in a scrimmage, one would see that Mountain Ridge won 35-14.

Overall, other than the fumble issues, Mountain Ridge looked a lot better than than in previous year scrimmages.

They have one more scrimmage set for Thursday, August 27 at home against Boonsboro. Come out and support the Miners' in their last tune up for the 2015 campaign.





Frostburg, MD - The 2015 edition of the Mountain Ridge Miner football team will complete their first full weekend of preseason practice on Sunday.

This past Wednesday was the first date that Maryland Public Schools could practice for the 2015 fall sports season.

Mountain Ridge will get nine full days of practice in before they hit the field against someone other then themselves. 

That will take place this upcoming Friday night, August 21, at Miners' Stadium in Frostburg, when they welcome the Clear Spring Blazers to town for a scrimmage. It is scheduled to start at 6pm. It will be the first time fans will have the oppourtunity to see what the 2015 Miners' could be.

After that scrimmage, Mountain Ridge will have 5 more days of practice before ending the preseason scrimmage schedule, Thursday, August 27, against the Boonsboro Warriors. This scrimmage will take place at Miners' Stadium as well. It will also start at 6pm.

As we said when we released the 2015 scrimmage schedule, you do not have to leave the town of Frostburg to see the Miners' in practice, nor do you have to for either one of their scrimmages. So come out and support your Miners.




Frostburg, MD -  Mountain Ridge announced their 2015 scrimmage schedule earlier this afternoon and their was good news for all us Miner fans. 

And that good news is that both preseason scrimmages will take place in Frostburg at Miners' Stadium. This means you will not have to leave town in order to see them in action. 

They will welcome the Clear Spring Blazers to Frostburg on Friday, August 21st to get everything started. The scrimmage is set to begin at 6pm. This will be the first time in my memory that these two teams will hook up in school history.

Most of us are know the name Clear Spring and are familiar with where they are located in Washington County. Some may not know the history of the Blazers football program however. They are not unlike another Washington County team in Hancock in the terms of what they have to play with. Hancock is much more populated town but has 300+ less students enrolled then does Clear Spring. These two schools are the two smallest in the State of Maryland West of Frederick.   

Mountain Ridge will then welcome a familiar foe in the Boonsboro Warriors to town on Thursday, August 27th. While these two teams have only met once when it counted, back in the 2011 1a West Semifinal, they have been squaring off in the preseason scrimmage schedule frequently over the past several years. This scrimmage too is set to begin at 6pm and is the last chance for both teams to work on things before the regular season opener.







Upcoming Games/Practices

Friday,  Aug 28
Graham (VA) @ Bluefield Beavers TBA Aberdeen High School in Aberdeen, MD
St. Mary's Ryken Knights @ Archbishop Spalding Cavaliers TBA Archbishop Spalding High in Severn, MD
Calvert Hall Cardinals @ Gonzaga (DC) TBA AT HOME TEAM'S SCHOOL LOCATION
McDonogh Eagles @ Bishop O'Connell (VA) TBA AT HOME TEAM'S SCHOOL LOCATION
Mount Saint Joseph Gaels @ Cardinal Mooney (OH) TBA AT HOME TEAM'S SCHOOL LOCATION
Paden City Wildcats @ Salineville Southern (OH) TBA AT HOME TEAM'S SCHOOL LOCATION
St. Vincent Pallotti Panthers @ Paul VI (VA) TBA AT HOME TEAM'S SCHOOL LOCATION
Gilmer County Titans @ Calhoun County Red Devils TBA Calhoun County High School in Mt. Zion, WV
Buckeye Trail (OH) @ Cameron Dragons TBA Cameron High School in Cameron, WV
Sissonville Indians @ Chapmanville Tigers TBA Champmanville Regional High in Championville, WV
Valley Fayette Greyhounds @ Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees TBA Clay Battelle High School in Blacksville, WV
South Harrison Hawks @ Doodridge County Bulldogs TBA Doodridge County High School in West Union, WV
Page County (VA) @ East Hardy Cougars TBA East Hardy High School in Baker, WV
Robert C Byrd War Eagles @ Fairmont Senior Polar Bears TBA Fairmont Senior High School in Fairmont, WV
Clay County Panthers @ Fayetteville Pirates TBA Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, WV
Saint Edward (OH) @ Gilman Greyhounds TBA Gilman School in Baltimore, MD
Philip Barbour Colts @ Grafton Bearcats TBA Grafton High School in Grafton, WV
Montcalm Generals @ Hannan Wildcats TBA Hannan High School in Ashton, WV
Scott Skyhawks @ Herbert Hoover Huskies TBA Herbert Hoover High School in Clendenin, WV
Winfield Dragons @ Hurricane Redskins TBA Hurricane High School in Hurricane, WV
Millbrook (VA) @ Jefferson Cougars TBA Jefferson High School in Shannondoah Junction, WV
Loyola Blakefield Dons @ John Carroll Patriots TBA John Carroll School in Bel Air, MD
East Fairmont Bees @ Liberty Harrison Mountaineers TBA Liberty Harrison High School in Clarksburg, WV
Braxton County Eagles @ Lincoln Cougars TBA Lincoln County High School in Hamlin, WV
Bishop Donahue Bishops @ Madonna Blue Dons TBA Madona High School in Weirton, WV
Shadyside (OH) @ Magnolia Blue Eagles TBA Magnolia High School in New Martinsville, WV
Logan Wildcats @ Man Hillbillies TBA Man Senior High School in Man, WV
HD Woodson (DC) @ Martinsburg Bulldogs TBA Martinsburg High School in Martinsburg, WV
Van Senior Bulldogs @ Meadow Bridge Wildcats TBA Meadow Bridge High School in Meadow Bridge, WV
Independence Patriots @ Midland Trail Patriots TBA Midland Trail High School in Hico, WV
Wyoming East Warriors @ Mingo Central Cavaliers TBA Mingo Central High School in Delbarton, WV
Frankfort Falcons @ Moorefield Yellow Jackets TBA Moorefield High School in Moorefield, WV
Anacostia (DC) @ Morgantown Mohigans TBA Morgantown High School in Morgantown, WV
Greenbrier West Cavaliers @ Nicholas County Grizzlies TBA Nicholas County High School in Summersville, WV
Poca "The Dots" @ Nitro Wildcats TBA Nitro High School in Nitro, WV
Beallaire St. Johns (OH) @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish TBA Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg, WV
Weir Red Raiders @ Oak Glen Golden Bears TBA Oak Glenn High School in New Cumberland, WV
Lewis County Minuteman @ Oak Hill Red Devils TBA Oak Hill High School in Oak Hill, WV
Buffalo Bisons @ Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders TBA Parkersburg South High School in Parkersburg, WV
Keyser Golden Tornado @ Petersburg Vikings TBA Petersburg High School in Petersburg, WV
Lincoln County Panthers @ Point Pleasant Black Knights TBA Point Pleasant High School in Point Pleasant, WV
Shady Spring Tigers @ Princeton Tigers TBA Princeton High School in Princeton, WV
Parkersburg South Patriots @ Ripley Vikings TBA Ripley High School in Ripley, WV
Saint Mary's Blue Devils @ Ritchie County Rebels TBA Ritchie County High School in Elenboro, WV
Mount View Golden Knights @ Riverview Raiders TBA Riverview High School in Bradshaw, WV
Wirt County Tigers @ Roane County Raiders TBA Roane County High School in Spencer, WV
Frederick County Christian Eagles @ St. Johns Catholic Vikings TBA Saint John's Catholic Prep in Buckeystown, MD
Maryland Christian Saints @ Severn Admirals TBA Severn School in Severna Park, MD
Saint Albans Red Dragons @ South Charleston Black Eagles TBA South Charleston HS in South Charleston, WV
Musselman Appleman @ Spring Mills Cardinals TBA Spring Mills High School in Martinsburg, WV
Annapolis Area Christian Eagles @ Saint Mary's Saints TBA St. Mary's High in Annapolis, MD
Pikeview Panthers @ Summers County Bobcats TBA Summers County High School in Hinton, WV
Tucker County Mountain Lions @ Pocahontus County Warriors TBA Tucker County High School in Hambleton, WV
Sherman Tide @ Tug Valley Panthers TBA Tug Valley High School in Williamson, WV
Pendleton County Wildcats @ Tygarts Valley Bulldogs TBA Tygarts Valley High School in Mill Creek, WV
Williamstown Yellow Jackets @ Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights TBA Tyler Consolidated High School in Sisterville, WV
John Marshall Monarchs @ University Hawks TBA University High School in Morgantown, WV
Ravenswood Red Devils @ Wahama White Falcons TBA Wahama Senior High School in Mason, WV
Hedgesville Eagles @ Washington Patriots TBA Washington High School in Charles Town, WV
Tolsia Rebels @ Wayne Pioneers TBA Wayne High School in Wayne, WV
Richwood Lumber Jacks @ Webster County Highlanders TBA Webster County High School in Upperglade, WV
Liberty Raleigh Raiders @ Westside Renegades TBA Westside High School in Clear Fork, WV
James Monroe Mavericks @ Greenbrier East Spartans TBA Greenbrier East High School in Lewisburg, WV
Preston Knights @ Hampshire Trojans TBA Hampshire High School in Romney, WV
Huntington Highlanders @ Brooke Bruins TBA Brooke High School in Wellsburg, WV
Bridgeport Indians @ Buchhannon-Upshur Buccaneers TBA Buckhannon Upshur High School in Buckhannon, WV
North Marion Huskies @ Elkins Tigers TBA Elkins High School in Elkins, WV
George Washington Patriots @ Parkersburg Big Reds TBA Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, WV
Cabell Midland Knights @ Spring Valley Timberwolves TBA Spring Valley High School in Huntington, WV

For a complete schedule listing, click here!