November 21, 2012 |
Turkey Bowl Anacostia at Dunbar Thursday, 11 a.m. at Eastern High School At stake: The DCIAA city championship and a berth in the inaugural DCSAA championship on Dec. 1 at Howard University. Watch for: The quarterback matchup between Dunbar's Lamel Matthews and Anacostia's Dequan Turner . Both have lively arms that can stretch the field, but both took over their respective semifinals with their feet. Matthews rushed for 62 yards to compliment his 100 yards passing and a touchdown, while Turner ran for 51 yards (including a 21-yard touchdown run in the first half against Wilson )
October 26, 2012 |
After Wilson's bus was late to arrive at Cardozo High for a neutral site showdown with Dunbar on Friday night, the team frantically filed into the stadium and began gearing up on the sideline. Bags and equipment were scattered across the track. It wasn't until 15 minutes before kickoff that the entire Wilson roster was on the field warming up, and by that point, their opponent had been running pregame drills for more than an hour. But the Tigers were fashionably late in more ways than one in their final regular season game, including an 80-yard kickoff return from Travon Parker in the final minutes that saved Wilson in a thrilling 20-13 win. "I seen a hole, and I squirted through," said Parker of his game-winning return.
November 24, 2011 |
Standing at midfield on Eastern High's football field on Thursday afternoon, Dunbar junior defensive back Carlos Atkinson couldn't believe what was happening. The Crimson Tide had every reason not to be here, yet it was celebrating another Turkey Bowl victory. A fired head coach . A forfeited game . The loss of ineligible players . Though much of the adversity was of its own making, the Crimson Tide overcame it. Further fueled by the attention bestowed on its opponent, Coolidge and Coach Natalie Randolph , Dunbar turned to a strong rushing attack and an opportunistic defense to beat the Colts, 33-21, for its 10th D.C. Interscholasic Athletic Association football title.
September 25, 2011 |
"You still want me to sing?" asks Dunbar junior Monique Garey, 16, as she walks quickly toward the press box. It's less than five minutes before kickoff and Garey, the school's usual national anthem singer has just gotten to the field. Up in the press box, there was a backup recording ready to play just in case. "You're the national anthem lady," joked the announcer as the two headed toward the ramp up to the press box. Last year,...
September 11, 2013 |
H.D. Woodson quarterback Rashad Cooper has thrown for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 more in his first two games this season, which he admits is a sign of the times more than anything else. As a sophomore last season, Cooper rushed for more yards (149) under center than passing (140) in limited time as the Warriors backup, and his speed was starting to earn Cooper a reputation as a player who enjoyed the scramble. "I'm trying to be more of a quarterback first, throw the ball more.
May 24, 2012 |
London Freeland dropped the hammer while anchoring Dunbar on the 4x400-meter relay — the sophomore turned a five-second deficit into nearly a two-second victory — and then spent the next half hour paying for it at the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association championships Thursday at Spingarn. The victory came with a heavy price tag. Freeland vomited a few times before being carried to a table beneath a medical tent and having an athletic trainer rub an ice pack across her neck and shoulders for the next 30 minutes.
November 4, 2011 |
As he lined up in the backfield, ready to take the handoff for a two-point conversion on the last play of overtime, Dunbar running back Olu Izegwire insisted later he wasn't scared. The adrenaline was pumping. The DCIAA West title was on the line. Izegwire took the handoff, followed his teammate Curlee Walker and then bounced to the right sideline and into the end zone for the winning score in a thrilling 43-42 win over Coolidge in Northwest Washington on Friday night.
October 5, 2012 |
All the pieces were in place for Davon Fuller 's big night. The Dunbar senior defensive back had his family in the stands at Cardozo for Friday's game against Coolidge , a rematch of last year's Turkey Bowl. Mayor Vincent Gray was pacing the track. It was the Crimson Tide's homecoming — and at halftime, Fuller would be crowned king. But as he dropped back into coverage midway through the second quarter, all Fuller could think about were the interceptions he had dropped in recent weeks.
September 23, 2011 |
In his one month of crash-course training, quarterback Roman Williams said he knew of DeMatha's offensive calls and was familiar with the three different wristbands of plays. But after throwing two touchdown passes and guiding the 14th-ranked Stags to a come-from-behind, 27-19 nonleague victory at Dunbar in Northwest Washington on Friday night, Williams needed some extra guidance from an assistant coach to get his teammates to line up in a victory, kneel-down formation.
December 10, 2012
First Team Offense QB Lamel Matthews, Dunbar RB Jeremy Dixon, Wilson RB Malonta Patterson, Dunbar RB Kenyon Bundy, Wilson WR Michael Smith, Dunbar WR Delonte Matthews, Dunbar WR Torrance Ford, Coolidge WR Devonte Wilson, Bell TE Hazle Crawford, Dunbar OL Terrance Duffy, Dunbar OL Darius Brown, Dunbar OL Adriel Miller, Wilson OL Jovon Haines, Wilson OL Cory Payne, Wilson K Clinton Mbah,...