The first annual Clash of the Titans Classic football game, sponsored by Coolidge alumni, was won by Theodore Roosevelt, 27-14, last Saturday before more than 1,000 fans.
The trophy, donated by alumnus Fletcher Tinsley, will alternate between the winners each year. Should a school win three consecutive years, that trophy will be retired at the respective school.
In attendance at the event were former players and coaches, including Coolidge's Stan King, an eight-letter man in 1946-47; Coolidge's Mike Butler, a former defensive end with the Green Bay Packers, and one-time coach Phil Gainous, now the principal at Blair.
Selected as players of the game were Coolidge quarterback Daymon Anderson and Roosevelt defensive end Terrance McCorley.
Several of the area's highly ranked teams have lost key players because of injuries this season, but all have been able to continue their winning ways because of depth.
Second-ranked Courtland, which has won 27 of its last 28 games and is 8-0 this season, lost the services of All-Met defensive end/running back Tim Canada.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior suffered a broken ankle three weeks ago and is out for the season. Teammate Todd Cook, an All-Met guard, hurt his knee in practice last week and could miss the next few games. Cornerback Dewey Jackson sprained an ankle and is also out indefinitely.
Annandale, a contender for the Virginia AAA Potomac District title, lost its leading scorer and top defensive back, Ray Crittenden.
The senior, who transferred from Jefferson this year, suffered a seperated shoulder for a second straight year and is expected to be out for the remainder of the season. Crittenden had scored four touchdowns and kicked two field goals before his injury in the fourth game of the year.
Coach Bob Hardage said there is a slim chance Crittenden, also an outstanding basketball player, could do some place-kicking at the end of the season.
T.C. Williams lost quarterback Troy Bailey the second week of the season when the senior broke his leg during practice.
Archbishop Carroll lost the services of quarterback Orin Solomon, who sprained his back three games ago. Marvin Graves has stepped in and thrown three touchdown passes and scored once.
Ballou's boys basketball team is seeking December opponents. If interested, contact Coach Ernest Bowman at the school . . . Fes Academy of Brooklyn, N.Y., is seeking a boys basketball opponent for either Dec. 9 or 11. The team is scheduled to play at Spingarn on the 10th. If interested, contact Fes athletic director Joe Jeffries-El at 718-346-5090 . . . Anacostia is seeking boys basketball games on Dec. 4, 8 or 11. If interested, contact Coach Tom Hargrove at 767-7040 . . . Poolesville is seeking a fourth team to participate in its Christmas Holiday boys basketball tournament Dec. 29-30. The other teams are Brunswick and Catoctin . . . St. John's is seeking a varsity wrestling coach. If interested, contact athletic director John Ricca at the school . . . Riverdale Baptist is looking for teams interested in playing in an invitational baseball tournament May 6-7. Contact Coach Terry Terrill at the school.