MoCo players help Washington team notch its sixth win in ninth Crab Bowl 9-3
BOWIE – Montgomery County was well-represented Sunday in the 2016 Maryland Crab Bowl on the Bowie State University gridiron.
Although the game was a defensive battle for the better part of four quarters, the Washington team emerged victorious thanks to a short touchdown run from DeMatha quarterback Beau English.
Tied at 3 in the final minute, English, an Air Force recruit, scored on a 5-yard run with 28.1 seconds left to help lift the Washington team to a 9-3 victory over Baltimore.
“It was a roll-out pass, I was looking for my receiver,” said English, “but I decided I saw some grass and just took it, took it in myself so I was real excited to get it done for my team and get the win.”
During the 2016 campaign, English helped lead DeMatha to a perfect 12-0 record that was capped by the program’s fourth consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship.
On Sunday, English capped his high school career by leading Team Washington to a victory over Baltimore in the ninth annual event.
“This is a prestigious game, I’m really happy to be a part of it so I’m just glad I got out of here with a win with my teammates,” said English.
The victory marked Washington’s sixth win in the series; they now hold a 6-3 advantage over Baltimore.
The Team Washington coaching staff included head coach Larry Hurd Jr. (Clarksburg) along with assistants Andrew Fields (Blair), DeShawn Anderson (Blake), Joe Hooks (Bullis), Josh Volpe (Blair), Bryon Marshall (Blake), Jason Lomax (Springbrook), Mike Bonavia (Einstein) and Chris Pope (Bethesda-Chevy Chase).
Meanwhile, the Washington roster featured Montgomery County’s finest senior student-athletes including Wesley McCormick (Northwest), Desmond Colby (Blair), Brian Walker (Clarksburg), Ponce DeLeon (Blair), Jason Clingman (Einstein) Adrian Feliz-Platt (Seneca Valley), Travis Levy (Sherwood), Markus Vinson (Damascus), Ty Mason (Blake), Darius Golston (Seneca Valley), Devin Darrington (Bullis), Arnold Ebiketie (Einstein), Aiden Brown (Bullis), Cole Cheripko (Northwest), Idris Patterson (Avalon), Loic Nya (Springbrook), Chris Greaves (Einstein), Clifford Carter (Blair), Derrick Tangelo (Bullis), Damani Neal (Bullis) and Axel Nyembwe (Avalon).
Tangelo, a Duke recruit, said he was honored to be selected to participate in the Maryland Crab Bowl.
“It means a lot to me and it’s very humbling,” said Tangelo. “Playing with the best talent around just gives me another chance to get better.”
The Baltimore team featured former Avalon quarterback Isaiah Robinson. The St. Frances senior on Sunday announced his verbal commitment to the University of Rhode Island via his Twitter account.
“I am truly blessed to pursue my dream of playing football at the D1 collegiate level,” Robinson said in a statement.