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Football: Ballou’s Young Talent Is Blossoming

By DCSAA, 09/27/16, 1:00PM EDT


By Mark Giannotto; WASHINGTON POST

Ballou sophomore linebacker Tarajah Ruffin has the luxury of perspective now, with the Knights’ football team off to a 3-0 start after a chaotic offseason. But he won’t soon forget how close this all came to falling apart.

It was just last May that Coach Jason Lane found out he had been suspended for two years by the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association for using ineligible players. The uncertainty that followed left an entire roster wondering how to respond.