NFL players Josh Morgan and Byron Leftwich are still getting behind the teams from H.D. Woodson

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No. 1 Paul VI defeated No. 7 Coolidge 70-64, No. 5 H.D. Woodson defeated No. 2 Good Counsel 64-54. Coleman Johnson was named player of the game for Paul VI and Breonn Hughey received player of the game honors for H.D. Woodson.

No. 1 Paul VI defeated No. 7 Coolidge 70-64, No. 5 H.D. Woodson defeated No. 2 Good Counsel 64-54. Coleman Johnson was named player of the game for Paul VI and Breonn Hughey received player of the game honors for H.D. Woodson.

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“Whenever I’m home, I come support my Warriors,” said Morgan, who displayed his red cell phone as evidence of his H.D. Woodson pride.

Senior guard Rahni Bell said she recognized Morgan, who also attended Eastern, when he walked into the locker room.

“He said he’s always repping H.D. wherever he is and he’s glad that we [won the City Title], too,” Bell said.

Graduate Byron Leftwich, an NFL quarterback who spends his offseason in the District, played pickup basketball with the Warriors last week.

“It’s like family,” Bell said. “It’s good to know they support you.”

Charter schools included?

As the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference squared off in the Abe Pollin City Title Games, the city’s new statewide athletic director said he is working to include the growing public charter schools in a championship basketball game next season.

Clark Ray, who has been on the newly created job as the statewide director of athletics at District’s Office of the State Superintendent for two months, said his office would try to schedule a city-wide championship game that would also include the city’s public charter schools.

Earlier this month, Friendship Collegiate, the boys’ and girls’ winner of the Washington Charter School Athletic Association, met with DCIAA winners H.D. Woodson and Coolidge and city officials to discuss the possibility of scheduling a game.

While they didn’t agree to play this winter, Ray said there is still a possibility the game could be played in the future. He said his office would be flexible with what shape it would take.

“You’ve gotta find ways to expand at a state level and even regional level,” Ray said.

Morman excels in Richmond

After moving to Coolidge from Meadowbrook, a public school in Richmond, junior guard DeShaun Morman has seen his recruiting stock skyrocket this season.

At first, the 6-foot-3 Morman held only an offer from Massachusetts. After a strong second half of the season, he now boasts offers from George Washington, Seton Hall, UNLV and Virginia Commonwealth, Coolidge Coach Vaughn Jones said.

More on the City Title Games:

Boys: Paul VI edges Coolidge

Girls: H.D. Woodson stifles Good Counsel

Replay the City Title Games

Photos from Paul VI’s championship

Photos from Woodson’s title win

City Title Game results, year-by-year

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