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Ward 7 “Clash of the Titans” – Friendship Collegiate vs. H.D. Woodson

By DCSAA, 09/16/16, 1:30PM EDT


By Mark Giannotto; WASHINGTON POST

H.D. Woodson football Coach Greg Fuller first asked senior Charles Peeler about the prospect of facing Friendship Collegiate this season last June, and the initial response was incredulous.

“C’mon coach,” Peeler said. Of course, he wanted to face the Northeast Washington charter school that sits less than two miles from Woodson’s campus.

For the past decade, these two neighborhood rivals had set the standard for high school football in the District. But they rarely played one another. Since 2009, the Knights and Warriors have split four meetings — the most recent being the 2013 D.C. State Athletic Association Class AA championship game, when the Warriors emerged with a 25-8 win.