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Football: Motivated Cardozo Is Bucking Its Reputation

By DCSAA, 10/04/16, 2:15PM EDT


By Mark Giannotto; WASHINGTON POST

Junior Tre’quan Nelson watched the Cardozo football team from afar last season after transferring into the Columbia Heights school, and it didn’t take long to pick up on how the rest of the city viewed the Clerks. There had been one winning season since 2004 and they won just three games the past three years combined, including a 1-9 mark in 2015 that included a forfeit to start the season for not having enough players on the roster.

So it came as no surprise to Nelson when, “a lot of people thought we were going to be some trash this year,” he said this weekend.