After dropping its first five games, H.D. Woodson and senior quarterback Edward McGee have hit their stride. McGee has led the Warriors to five straight wins, culminating with Friday's 50-6 victory over Spingarn that earned them the top seed in the East Division for the upcoming DCIAA playoffs.
McGee completed 19 of 23 passes for 373 yards and a school-record five touchdown passes as the Warriors (5-5, 4-0) captured their second consecutive division title. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound McGee leads the DCIAA with 131 completions on 221 passes for 2,126 yards and 18 touchdowns, with only seven interceptions.
"He's really matured and proven to be a valuable leader for us," Warriors Coach Greg Fuller said. "He worked hard to improve his skills in the offseason and it's paying off in improved accuracy."
Dunbar junior Nathan Bussey is second with 88 completions for 1,716 yards and 21 touchdowns.
McGee, who has thrown for more than 300 yards three times this season, has shown a penchant for connecting with senior wide receiver Donnell Graves and junior tight end Tony Coleman. Against Spingarn, McGee found Graves for touchdown passes of 70 and 20 yards. He then completed a 50-yard strike to Coleman as the Warriors took a 21-0 lead.
-- Judith Evans