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Football playoffs begin this weekend for Wise, Douglass, Friendly


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Photo by Daniel Kucin. Bowie State red-shirt freshman linebacker Antoine Young recorded a Bulldogs' single-game tackling record with 21 tackles against Elizabeth City State University.

Photo by Daniel Kucin. Bowie State red-shirt freshman linebacker Antoine Young recorded a Bulldogs' single-game tackling record with 21 tackles against Elizabeth City State University.

Published on: Thursday, November 08, 2012

By Daniel Kucin

The last week of the regular season did not disappoint, and it had every indication that the playoffs will be an exciting ride this year.

Wise secures undefeated record

Wise finishes the season undefeated (10-0) after a huge win against Bladensburg, 32-8, Saturday. Senior running back Franklin Porter rushed for 101 yards, and Miles Humphrey had 11 tackles and three sacks. The Pumas will face the Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders this Saturday in the first round of the playoffs.

No playoffs for victorious Wildcats

Despite having to forfeit their first two games of the season, the Northwestern Wildcats wanted to finish the season with their heads held high and victorious. Bowie could not fend off the Wildcats Saturday, losing by six points, 26-20. Darius Victor had another monster game, rushing for 211 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Victor’s performance this season statistically was epic, rushing for 1,797 yards, 26 touchdowns, and averaging over nine yards a carry. Unfortunately, Northwestern’s playoff dreams were crushed after a tough start to the season.

Douglass defeats Friendly on way to playoffs

Despite a valiant effort, Friendly finished off the regular season with an 8-0 loss against the Douglass Eagles. The Patriots kept this game close and only allowed one touchdown against Douglass’s potent offense. William Johnson had 10 tackles, and Devohn Johnson finished the game with seven tackles and one sack. The Patriots ended the regular season at 6-4 and will face Huntingtown Friday in the playoffs. Douglass also advances to the first round of the playoffs Saturday against the Patuxent Panthers (8-2).

Surrattsville splits wins-losses

Surrattsville (5-5) looks to improve its team next year with a core group of young and talented players after losing the season finale 36-0 to Gwynn Park.

One point keeps Bowie State out of CIAA championship

Bowie State University suffered a devastating one-point loss against Elizabeth City State University. The Bulldogs missed their chance at championship glory this year with their opponent now representing the Northern division for the CIAA championship. However, Bowie State put together a great year with a good mesh of young talent and experience to build off of coming into next season. Red-shirt freshman linebacker Antoine Young recorded a Bulldogs’ single-game tackling record with 21 and forced a fumble as well. Laurel native Curtis Pumphrey also had a great game recording 11 tackles in the 14-13 loss.

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