Just a few quick links while I sulk in the wake of yet another disappointing (albeit unsurprising) Thanksgiving loss for my beloved Detroit Lions ...
• Tavon Wilson and his H.D. Woodson team hoped to bring home a D.C. Turkey Bowl championship yesterday, and they were in decent position to do so. According to The Washington Post, the turning point for Woodson was when Dunbar defensive back Jharron Armstrong correctly predicted that Wilson -- who had six catches -- was the target on a slant pass late in the game.
"I had a feeling they'd go to their big-time player," Armstrong said. "I thought they'd try something inside. I sat there and waited for it."
As Wilson approached, so did the ball. Armstrong stepped in front of Wilson, picked off the pass and raced untouched 41 yards for the clinching touchdown as Dunbar won the 38th Turkey Bowl, 20-9, yesterday before an estimated 6,000 at Eastern High School.
Campanaro, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound junior who plays tailback, defensive back and occasionally lines up at quarterback, has scored 28 touchdowns in 11 games this season via the run, pass and punt return. His 28 scores rank second in the Washington area (Surrattsville senior Davin Meggett has 32), and he has rushed for 1,438 yards as the Hawks have dismantled the opposition, 474-14.
The Sun's Glenn Graham takes a closer look at Campanaro's recruiting picture.
Campanaro, who has a 3.0 grade point average, has received scholarship offers from Wake Forest, North Carolina, Northwestern and Akron. Other schools showing interest include Maryland, Boston College, Connecticut, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh.
Another player still interested in Penn State is Gaithersburg, Md., three-star defensive tackle Zach Kerr. Kerr lists Penn State, Illinois, Minnesota, Maryland and Rutgers as possible destinations.
Two basketball links
Since we last saw Kim at this same event last year, he has clearly transformed to American culture both on and off of the court. Last November, we saw a timid (but talented) youngster who was afraid to shoot the ball and seemed completely uncomfortable out on the court with his peers. Fast forward one year later and you have a player leading his team in scoring, demanding the ball offensively and telling opponents "block that sh*t" after rejecting their shots out of bounds.
Outlook: Stu Vetter says it may be his most talented team. Junior 6-6 F Terrell Vinson (14.5, 11.0) has been starting since he was a freshman and teams with two other juniors, 6-7 F Tristan Spurlock (14.1 ppg) and 6-7 F Isaiah Armwood (14.3 ppg).