Gilman ended their historic season with a 35-28 win over rivals McDonogh, sealing their 11th MIAA A title since 2000. Gilman also ended a two-year skid against the Eagles, which made this victory even more sweeter for the Greyhounds.
The Gilman-McDonogh rivalry is the second oldest in the state of Maryland, behind only City-Poly, which played had it's 127th game in the rivalry. 3,000 extra seats was added to John McDonogh Stadium bringing the max capacity to 8,000.
The game was nothing short of a classic, Gilman coming back from down 14 points, two rushing touchdowns in the second half from Antonio Dupree and Dorian Maddox, a dominant showing from Ellison Jordan - who was playing with a MCL Sprain - and the rest of the defensive line, finally stopping the Eagles on two late drives to end the game.
The passion in this rivalry reached a new level. I've been to some Gilman-McDonogh games in the past, but I don't think one will be more memorable than this one.