Defense dominates as Patriots top Rams, 13-3, in Super Bowl LIII

The New England Patriots captured their sixth championship in the past 17 years with a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta Feb. 3.

Maryland’s Super Bowl players competed in different high school landscape

Most of the four Maryland high school products playing in Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots were in school less than a decade ago, but were competing in a high school football landscape that looks much different than today’s.

John Johnson put hoop dreams aside to go from Northwestern High to Super Bowl

John Johnson, once a standout on the basketball court at Prince George’s County’s Northwestern High School, has become a rising star at safety for the Los Angeles Rams entering Super Bowl LIII.

Rams LB Micah Kiser’s football IQ dates back to time at Gilman

Long before Micah Kiser and the Rams earned a trip to Super Bowl LIII, his advanced grasp of the mental side of the game was on display at Gilman School in Baltimore.

Patriots’ rookie JC Jackson, undrafted out of Maryland, now a starter

ATLANTA — About a week into New England Patriots training camp last summer, 10th-year pro Jason McCourty had a question for rookie cornerback JC Jackson. “How did you not get drafted?” It was a mystery Jackson had likely given plenty…

Former Good Counsel standout Blake Countess is ‘Swiss Army knife’ of Rams’ special teams

Blake Countess hit some bumps in the road after a standout career at Good Counsel High School, but he’s found a home on the Rams’ vaunted special teams units and is an unsung hero of the team’s run to Super Bowl LIII.