James Johnson (football)

Varsity football notebook: Forest Park making a name for itself on defense and eyeing playoff berth

Varsity football notebook: Forest Park making a name for itself on defense and eyeing playoff berth

Forest Park’s football team, like the rest of the school community, has been in transition for a couple of years, but that hasn’t affected the Foresters game.

They opened the season 4-0 and have the stingiest defense in the Baltimore area despite being in temporary accommodations for the second straight year while a new Forest Park High School is built. After shutting out their first three opponents, they gave up one touchdown in Friday’s 20-8 win over Carver. The Foresters have scored more than 16 times as many points as their opponents — 132.

Last fall, Forest Park played football under the Northwestern Wildcats banner after the two schools, sharing the Northwestern...

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