Debut of Bayhawks’ grandstand spoiled
Kenwood was the perfect opponent for Chesapeake to host in its first football game in front of the new grandstand that was installed over the summer; a neighborhood rival located barely 10 minutes up Back River Neck/Stemmers Run roads.
The outcome, from the Bayhawks point of view, wasn’t as perfect as the Bluebirds posted a 16-0 victory.
Kincaid Dennis scored both Kenwood touchdowns on runs of 20 and seven yards.
“Our goal was to spoil their first game in front of their new grandstand,” Kenwood coach Derrick Krumholtz said.
Chesapeake has controlled access to its football field, but did not charge admission to the game as it was played in a steady rain — a rain that had begun earlier that morning.
“If someone wants to come out in the rain and watch high school football, I figured we wouldn’t charge them admission today,” Chesapeake athletic director Rod McMillion said.
The game did attract a pretty sizable crowd. It was the first meeting between Kenwood and Chesapeake since 2014 (a 13-12 Kenwood win).
The Bluebirds, 3-6 last sea- son, hope the win is the start of a successful season.
“We have 17 seniors, and everyone has bought in,” Krumholtz said. “We’re look- ing to open some eyes in the Baltimore County Division I.
The Sun said we were going to win two games this season. We’ll see if we can prove them wrong.”
Krumholtz said the Bluebirds are physically strong, after spending “a ton of time” in the weight room this summer.
Kenwood hosts Western Tech on Friday at 6 p.m. Then the schedule gets tougher, with a home game against Hereford and a road game against Class 3A state runner-up Franklin.
Chesapeake, 5-5 last year, plays at New Town on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Bayhawks hurt themselves with turnovers against Kenwood.
“Our defense is fast and aggressive, but we need to do a little better job of playing assignment football,” Krumholtz said. “We do that, we’ll be tough.”
Saturday’s football game against Kenwood marked the debut of Chesapeake’s grandstand that was installed last summer.
Kenwood’s Kincaid Dennis scored both touchdowns as the Bluebirds beat Chesapeake 16-0.