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JV Game Roundup

Got a good glimpse of Maryland’s future at the JV game today. I watched the entire thing in College Park. The opponent was a tough-as-nails Charlotte-based North Carolina Tech Preparatory Christian Academy squad that, I believe, had won every game it played this season. Tech gave it everything it had and then some, but Maryland won, 20-7, and I don’t think it was that close.

“These kids are out here all the time getting the heck beat out of them with nothing to look forward to,” Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen said of his team. “I think now they have a taste of it, they all will want to play in the next one.”

Maryland quarterback Jamarr Robinson scored a touchdown early. He had three straight runs and barreled over everyone. Running back Morgan Green looked very good for Maryland. He scored a touchdown on about a 18-yard run, spinning around a defender en route to the end zone. Webb Dulin caught a handful of balls. Nick Wallace made two field goals of 20-22 yards. I also liked Tech QB Clint Sharpe-Granger, but that’s beside the point.

“I thought this was good experience for Morgan,” Friedgen said. “He had a chance to play in a game situation. The guy that impressed me was Rashad Henry. His problem is you could just hand him the ball all the time and he would be in pretty good shape. He has to do pass pickups and things like that. But he can run.”

Among the highlights: James Franklin sprinting down the sideline as if it were the BCS title game signaling for a timeout at the end of the second quarter. Jeremy Navarre was on the sideline hollering encouragement throughout to the JV squad. Most of the prominent player on the “Varsity” team were there rooting on their teammates. A lot of parents were on hand.

It was fun. Maryland will have another one the bye week before the Virginia Tech game. Maryland won’t practice until Wednesday this week. Tomorrow we will look at how the coordinators have performed so far. See ya, and thanks for all the e-mails and comments.

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 6, 2008; 9:22 PM ET
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Nice post. I didn't realize Maryland still had a JV team. It's interesting that some of the players on the current roster are also playing on the JV team.

Posted by: Charles | October 7, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

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