Tajuan Hall, a running back and linebacker expected to be a key member of Oakland Mills' defending county champion football team, is no longer in school.
Oakland Mills principal Marshall Peterson said that based on a grade report for a summer school session that Hall took at Walbrook High this summer Hall has graduated.
Hall took two sessions at Walbrook, each worth a half-credit in physical education, and the second session gave him enough credits to graduate.
"He said he only took one session, but we got a grade report this week for the second session," Peterson said Friday morning. "I shook his hand yesterday and congratulated him on graduating."
Hall had been working out with the football team since the beginning of practice. He was an All-County linebacker last season and made 81 tackles, had seven quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries. He was considered the team's hardest hitter.
Hall also ran 27 times for 159 yards last season and was expected to be a potential 1,000-yard rusher.
Wilde Lake adds Bladensburg
When Wilde Lake athletic director Carol Satterwhite received a letter from Frankfort (W.Va.) High School dated Aug. 22 and saying that its football team would not be coming to Maryland to play the Wildecats, alarm bells went off.
L How do you schedule a new opponent that close to the season?
But Satterwhite recalled from an athletic director's conference last April that Bladensburg had an open date, and luckily for the Wildecats, it hadn't filled it.
So on Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. at River Hill, the Wildecats will play Bladensburg (6-4 overall, 6-2 league), a Class 3A school that finished second in Prince George's County last season and allowed only 84 points.
"They are usually pretty strong, so like us people don't want to schedule them," Satterwhite said.
High school contracts are usually two-year deals with a home and away game.
But because of the addition of two new county high schools next season, Wilde Lake would not have had room on its schedule to play at Frankfort next season.
Frankfort did offer to play Wilde Lake if the Wildecats had traveled there this season.
"This is the first game we ever had canceled in the 24 years I've
been the athletic director," Satterwhite said.
Brock Yetso, a Parade All-America goalkeeper and the Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Soccer Player of the Year last season for the state champion Centennial Eagles, injured his knee during an exhibition game for the University of Virginia and is expected to be out for two weeks.
Yetso strained the medial collateral ligament during an Aug. 26 victory against Richmond.
Virginia (22-3-1) opens its regular season today against UNLV, as the Cavaliers shoot for their fifth straight national championship.
Mueller No. 3 at ND
Alex Mueller, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound Ellicott City lineman who ,, played for Gilman last season, is listed as the No. 3 right guard on the Notre Dame football roster.
Mueller, a scholarship winner, is playing behind fifth-year senior Ryan Leahy and sophomore Luke Petitgoute.
Parrish a redshirt?
DaLawn Parrish, a high school All-America at Howard last season, is listed as the third-string cornerback on the Wake Forest football roster.
But Deacons coach Jim Caldwell has said he wants to redshirt as many freshmen as possible, so Parrish may not play this season.
The Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches will conduct its second annual Prospects Camp at Atholton High School Sept. 17.
A 10 a.m. session is for seniors and the 2 p.m. session for juniors. Players will be tested in various skills of interest to college coaches and will take part in drills to showcase their skills.
College coaches have been invited to attend.
A data book will be published after the camp with information about each participant and it will be made available to college and pro scouts.
For more information, call Terry Coleman at Glenelg High School (410) 313-5528 or (410) 795-6471.