The Washington Football Team’s Charitable Foundation recently announced that Charles Herbert Flowers High School Head Coach Dameon Powell was named the team’s High School Coach of the Week.
The High School Coach of the Week program is a league-wide initiative to recognize area high school football coaches who continuously demonstrate hard work, dedication to their football programs, the health and safety of their players, and who make a difference in their communities. Powell received the honor during the week of Oct. 2.
Entering his second season as head coach at Springdale, Md.-based Flowers High School, the former Lanham, Md.-based DuVal High School head coach has slowly made his mark after leading the Jaguars to the 2016 playoffs in his first year with the team and is currently 6-0 this season.
“Coach Powell has a knack for developing young men. He is a great motivator and gets them really pumped up and excited to play the game of football,” said Flowers Athletic Director Carlyle Rose.
Flowers remains undefeated after shutting out Largo High School 27-0 on Oct. 7. So far, the Jaguars have outscored their opponents 156-43 including two signature wins against Eleanor Roosevelt High School (5-1) and Gwynn Park High School (4-1).
“It feels great that all of our hard work from this offseason and practice is paying off,” Powell said. “Our coaching staff has done an excellent job of preparing our guys for each game. I feel like the guys have bought into the system and what the coaches are telling them.”
With sophomore quarterback Julius Duvall performing at a high level in his first season as a starter, with junior running back Mekhi Williams on pace for another 1,000-yard season, and a dominant defensive unit, Flowers is a team to watch.
“He [Coach Powell] does a good job of following up and staying in touch with the kids as they move on to the next steps in life,” Rose said. “He can motivate them to excel not only on the football field but also in the classroom and beyond.
Each coach chosen throughout the high school football season receives a $2,000 donation from the Washington Football Team’s Charitable Foundation to their football program and a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Washington Head Coach Jay Gruden, Washington President Bruce Allen, and Senior Vice President of Player Personnel Doug Williams.
The Jaguars are hoping to keep their win streak alive against Fort Washington-based Friendly High School on Oct. 13 as Flowers is recognized as a top contender in the 4A division for a state championship football title.