NORTH BETHESDA – Some of Montgomery County’s top rising seniors were in attendance last week at the Maryland Crab Bowl tryouts at Georgetown Prep.
“We’re going to travel the state and find people,” said Tony Kennedy, who runs the Crab Bowl, an annual all-star game that provides a showcase for the state’s top senior high school football players.
The list of standouts competing for a spot on the Team Washington roster included Good Counsel quarterback Travis Nannen along with his counterpart from Einstein, Jason Clingman.
“As far as numbers there weren’t great numbers,” said Clarksburg and Team Washington head coach Larry Hurd Jr., “but there was a lot of talented kids out on the field that did some really nice things.”
Carlos Arias (Einstein), Arnold Ebiketie (Einstein), Brian Walker (Clarksburg), Brady Daniel (Good Counsel) also showed up along with Seneca Valley’s Aaron Gaither and Darius Golston.
However, Hurd said he was very impressed with the performance of Einstein wide receiver Christian Greaves who earned second team All-Sentinel honors as a sophomore at Northwood.
“He is an absolute player,” said Hurd. “I saw it last year, he got hurt midway through the year but he stood out big-time tonight.”
After transferring to Einstein last year, Greaves had his junior season cut short due to injury and wants to make the best of his senior campaign at the Kensington public school.
“I want to be the best receiver in Montgomery County,” said Greaves.
Hurd has assembled an all-star coaching staff that features many of the county’s top helmsman including Mike Neubeiser (Northwest), Andrew Fields (Blair), Dave Murray (Poolesville), DeShawn Anderson (Blake), Kreg Kephart (Gaithersburg) and Chris Pope (Bethesda-Chevy Chase).
Mike Bonavia, a longtime coach in the county, and Quince Orchard assistant T.J. Changuris are also part of Hurd’s Crab Bowl staff.