Honoring the Damascus High School Swarmin’ Hornetsby Representative John K. Delaney
Posted on 2015-12-09
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Mr. DELANEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the Damascus High
School Swarmin' Hornets for capturing the 2015 Maryland Class 3A State
Football Championship last week in Baltimore. The victory by Damascus
capped a perfect 14-0 season and is the school's eighth state
championship. I'd like to congratulate the Swarmin' Hornets, Coach Eric
Wallich and his staff, and everyone associated with the team who made
this championship season possible.
The Swarmin' Hornets defeated Dundalk 55-14, a dominating victory that included a record-setting performance by running back Jake Funk, who broke the state mark for touchdowns in a championship game. The team also set the state record for the most points scored in a season. As the Washington Post headline made clear, the Swarmin' Hornets left ``no doubt'' that they were the best team in the state.
Importantly, the team reached these heights after facing adversity and heartbreak. Last season, the team was defeated in the championship game, but rebounded with an even stronger performance in 2015. That experience--working together for months to persevere and accomplish a goal even after a painful setback--will inform and inspire the young people who compose this team for years to come.
The Damascus community is extremely proud of their team and their achievement, excellence and perseverance should be permanently reflected in the official record of the House of Representatives.