At many high schools, 4-foot-11, 93-pound sophomore Jawahn Preston wouldn’t be playing varsity football. But at Spingarn High in the District, which struggles to fill a varsity roster, he plays running back.
Jawahn Preston, a 4-foot-11, 93-pound sophomore who plays running back for Spingarn, adjusts his jersey at the start of practice on September 29, 2011. Last season he had five carries; this year he has one. Jonathan Newton/WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo