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Up-tempo, spread offenses are a staple of high school football in the D.C. area.
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Football Top 20: DeMatha, Wise lead 2017’s first ranking of D.C. area’s best teams

St. John’s, Damascus, Gonzaga and Friendship Collegiate all crack the top 10.

In three years, Marshall’s Clara Ford went from JV player to Division I prospect

Plus, recruiting updates on some of the D.C. area's top basketball prospects.

Versatile Landon defender Jalen Williams has a UNC offer, and more are likely on the way

Plus, more football recruiting news from around the D.C. area.

DeMatha, Wise, St. John's and Damascus are all breaking in new starting signal-callers as they seek conference and state championships.

Which players will end the year as the best in D.C., Maryland and Virginia?

St. John’s, Damascus, Gonzaga and Friendship Collegiate all crack the top 10.

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High school football notebook: The D.C. area’s top contenders are all starting new QBs

DeMatha, Wise, St. John's and Damascus are all breaking in new starting signal-callers as they seek conference and state championships.

A look at the D.C. area’s top senior basketball players heading into the school year

While a handful of area seniors have made their college decisions, many notable 2018 players are still on the board.

After Charlottesville violence, U-Va. coaches have to convince recruits their town is safe

Cavaliers Coach Bronco Mendenhall says he has been in contact with recruits since Saturday's deadly rally.

While a handful of area seniors have made their college decisions, many notable 2018 players are still on the board.

Up-tempo, spread offenses are a staple of high school football in the D.C. area.

High school football participation is down nearly 5 percent over the last decade, causing schools in many parts of the country to give up their teams.

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Howard County school cites “lack of sufficient players and concern for student safety” for move, two weeks before the scheduled season opener.

Former St. Albans and U-Va. pitcher Danny Hultzen is seeking to return to the mound next year after two shoulder surgeries.

Cavaliers Coach Bronco Mendenhall says he has been in contact with recruits since Saturday's deadly rally.

Plus, recruiting updates on some of the D.C. area's top basketball prospects.

Plus, more football recruiting news from around the D.C. area.

After an undefeated sophomore season and a rocky junior campaign, Boyd is heading to Woodstock, Virginia for a fresh start.

Plus other key commitments from around the D.C. area.

Fired by Riverdale Baptist earlier this year, Caldwell will be overseeing a first-year program at New Hope that has already recruited some high-level talent.

Plus, recruiting updates for the region's top football targets.

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