Three-time defending champion is once again the team to beat in the city.
The Knights lost a spot in the 2010 Turkey Bowl because of an ineligible player, but they are 37-17 over the past five seasons.
Trainers bring back 15 experienced players for new Coach Antonio Price.
H.D. Woodson returns only five starters from last season’s DCIAA championship team, but still has a smothering defense that allowed just less than eight points per game to DCIAA opponents last season. Returnees include senior CB Kenny Crawley (Tennessee recruit) and senior DB John Walker, a transfer from Carroll and also a division I-A recruit. . . . . Ballou lost key talent from last year’s DCIAA East championship team, but new Coach Ed Shields, a 1995 graduate, will turn to senior WR Dontray Crawford (6-foot-4, 200 pounds) to lead an inexperienced team. . . . McKinley is led by a trio of capable senior pass catchers: TE Terrell Reid and WRs Spencer Brown and Denacco Young. . . . Spingarn (3-6) will return one of the city’s best passers, senior John Terry (1,642 yards, 14 TDs. . . .. Anacostia (1-9) is looking for its first winning season since 1997.