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McDonogh Football to honor the late Jordan McNair in home opener Friday

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McDonogh Football to honor the late Jordan McNair in home opener Friday

Jordan McNair was supposed to spend this week preparing for Maryland football's road game against the Bowling Green Falcons for what would have been the second game of his sophomore season. 

Instead, his family prepares to celebrate their son's 19 years of life at his alma mater's Friday night home opener football game. 

McDonogh Football announced it will be honoring their late offensive lineman during a 7 p.m. pregame ceremony at John McDonogh Stadium in Owings Mills, Md. 

Maryland honored McNair in its own way Sept. 1 on the first offensive play of the game against No. 23 Texas. 

The team went on to upset the Longhorns for the second time in as many years. 

Interim head coach Matt Canada's team plans to pay tribute to McNair all season long in what has already become one of the most controversial seasons in program history. 

 

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Maryland-bound Mitchell twins lead Woodrow Wilson to DCIAA championship

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Maryland-bound Mitchell twins lead Woodrow Wilson to DCIAA championship

For a third straight year, Woodrow Wilson High School took home the DCIAA title in boys basketball with its 92-48 thrashing of Roosevelt. 

Head coach Angelo Hernandez received double-digit scoring contributions from five players, including a team-high 17 from Darren Buchanan. 

The Maryland-bound Mitchell twins -- Makhi and Mahkel -- continued their efficient return to D.C. hoops with 13 points each. Makhi finished with a stat line of 13 points, 15 rebounds, and five assists. 

They're set to join Mark Turgeon's 2019 roster after a high school journey which started at Bishop McNamara (Forestville) and went on to the famed Montverde Academy (Florida) for a short stint with current Duke star RJ Barrett before returning to their D.C. roots for a final hoorah at Wilson. 

Up next for the Tigers? The state tournament. 

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Maryland Terrapins nab DeMatha safety Nick Cross from Florida State

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Maryland Terrapins nab DeMatha safety Nick Cross from Florida State

Terps head coach Mike Lockley’s "DMV to UMD" movement keeps growing stronger: DeMatha Catholic High School safety Nick Cross decommitted from Florida State to sign with the Terps, the school announced on Tuesday.

Cross, a four-star recruit, clocked a 40 in 4.48 seconds.

He verbally committed to the Seminoles in September and had offers from 34 schools, including Notre Dame, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State. He officially visited Florida State, Florida, Auburn,  Alabama and Penn State, and unofficially toured Georgia Tech. 

Locksley was Cross’ main recruiter at Alabama when he officially visited in June back when Locksley was still the Tide’s offensive coordinator. He was a familiar face with an established relationship when Cross came to College Park, just a few miles down Route 1 from DeMatha. 

247Sports ranked Cross the nation’s fourth best safety and No. 50 recruit overall. 

The All-American is joining 10 DeMatha alumni returning to Locksley’s team. All were coached by DeMatha head coach Elijah Brooks who just became Maryland’s running backs coach.

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