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Football: National Collegiate Gets Over The Hump

By DCSAA, 09/12/16, 1:30PM EDT


By Mark Giannotto; WASHINGTON POST

First-year National Collegiate football Coach Malcolm Hilliard looked down the sideline Friday after being scored on for the first time this season, saw senior quarterback D’Erricko Riggins and realized, “I love this guy.”

The Panthers had out-scored their opponents, 98-0, in the opening two games of his tenure, but now they were facing the defending D.C. Public Charter School Athletic Association champions. This was a team National Collegiate had never beaten since starting its football team three years ago. Hilliard half-expected to see drooped helmets considering past years’ film showed the Southeast Washington charter school had a tendency to “give away games.”