Many players from our area take their skills to play in college, some even to the pros. These kids are the same kids that you grew up with and more likely than not dominated your high school team. Some will forget about these guys, but others ask, “Where are they now?” We have the answers.
Meantime, former O’Connell standout Kendall Marshall’s star continues to rise at North Carolina. Marshall, a former All-Met, recorded 13 assists Saturday against Appalachian State in a 97-82 win. He followed that up Monday with seven assists in a 99-49 win over Nicholls State as the No. 5 Tar Heels improved to 10-2. Marshall is second in the nation with 10.2 assists per game.
In the NFL, the Miami Dolphins continued to thrive Sunday despite coaching turmoil and an 0-7 start, and their recent resurgence is due in no small part to a pair of players with D.C. ties. Miami, which fired coach Tony Sparano earlier in the week and installed Todd Bowles (a former Redskins safety) as interim coach, had its way with Buffalo in a 30-23 win to improve to 5-9. Onetime DeMatha standout Cameron Wake was an absolute force, recording seven tackles (6 solo), a sack, and two tackles for losses. Teammate Vontae Davis, no stranger to this space, had five tackles (4 solo) and two interceptions in the win.
Redskins defensive back Josh Wilson, another former DeMatha star, also had a strong game in Washington’s 23-10 upset of the New York Giants. Last week, Wilson recorded four solo tackles and had an interception in the end zone. This past Sunday, Josh had four solo tackles and another interception
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