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Forestville gets most from small roster; Bowie to face Eleanor Roosevelt

Forestville (4-0, 2-0 Prince George’s 3A/2A/1A) last allowed an opponent to score on Sept. 13, a touchdown in the waning seconds of a 48-6 win over Crossland (1-3, 1-2 PG 3A/2A/1A). Over the Knights’ last eight quarters, they’ve forced a fumble, blocked a punt, and intercepted two passes while recording 14 sacks and 15 tackles for loss.

For a team with a 26-man roster, the Knights defense is loaded with shutdown talent all over the field. Iowa-bound defensive back Marcel Joly plays behind a linebacking corps of senior Claude Clark and juniors Larry Powell and Marcel Toran — a trio that’s accounted for 54 solo tackles. All that in support of a defensive line stacked with seniors Robert McBride (7.5 sacks) and Karon Dunbar (6.5 sacks).

Forestville will try to keep the scoreless streak alive against Central (1-4, 0-2 PG 3A/2A/1A) Saturday at 3 p.m. . . .

Bowie (1-3, 1-2 Prince George’s 4A) and Eleanor Roosevelt (2-2, 2-1 PG 4A) meet Saturday in a matchup of teams for whom the record doesn’t tell the whole story. Raiders’ coach Tom Green's squad bounced back from an 0-2 start with two dominating wins over the past two weeks: Roosevelt outscored High Point (2-2, 1-2 PG4A) and Oxon Hill (2-0, 1-2 PG4A) by a combined score of 82-6.

Host B.J. Koubaroulis runs through the top plays from the weekend of football in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia. (Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)
Wootton wide receiver Trevon Diggs chose to attend public school instead of following in his brother Stefon's footsteps at powerhouse Good Counsel. (Nathan Bickell for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

Bowie — a team Green called “the best 0-3 team I’ve ever seen” — got its first win of the year, a 34-7 win over Wise — last week.

Chelsea Janes covers the Nationals for The Washington Post.
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