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Glenelg senior Wande Owens caps career as Howard County football Offensive Player of Year

Glenelg senior Wande Owens caps career as Howard County football Offensive Player of Year

Before “Wande was Wande,” Sam Alsheimer remembers a time when his Glenelg teammate Wande Owens wasn’t the best player on the field. It’s almost impossible to imagine now, he says, but Howard County’s all-time leading rusher was the No. 2 running back behind Marriotts Ridge’s Robinson Davis when they played for the same Warhawks team in middle school.

“No offense to Wande and he would probably say the same thing, but back then Robinson was way better,” said Alsheimer, “which is crazy. He was good but he wasn’t a standout.”

Gladiators coach Butch Schaffer has known Owens since he was 5 or 6 years old and has seen him steadily develop into the league’s most dangerous player on...

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