Gwynn Park junior Jay Adams misfired on five of his first six passes in Saturday’s football game against rival Douglass , unleashing several throws so errant early on that a Yellow Jacket assistant angrily asked the quarterback why he seemed intent on aiming all his deep balls out of bounds.
Adams eventually found his rhythm, answering any questions about the Gwynn Park offense in a 39-16 win in Brandywine. The quarterback bounced back from the slow start to finish 9 of 17 passing for 154 yards with two touchdowns and no turnovers as the Yellow Jackets rolled past last season’s Maryland 2A runner-up.
“If you look back on the history of Gwynn Park, we’re known for smash-mouth football,” said Adams, who is in his second season as the team’s starter. “It’s pretty good to know that teams are going to play you that way. . . . When you can get the passing game in sync with the run game, you can win the chess game.”