Paul Laurence Dunbar High School of Baltimore, Md. advanced to a 2-1 overall record and second place in the Baltimore City Division I standings after shutting out divisional rival City College, 27-0, Friday night on Sept. 14 at Poly Tech Field in Baltimore, Md.

Dunbar’s win marked the second straight division shutout victory after getting blown out against non-divisional opponent Calvert Hall in the season opening I-95 Football Classic. Dunbar blasted Southwestern, 32-0, on Sept. 8.

Dunbar earned this week’s shutout by dominating City College in three of four quarters. After a slow start for both teams in the first quarter, Dunbar turned up the intensity on offense and defense, outscoring City College, 21-0, in the second quarter alone.

Junior running back Coleman Blackston scored the first points of the game with a short touchdown run. A few plays later, Dunbar defensive back Dominic Miller intercepted a City College pass and ran it back to midfield; the interception led to a 15-yard touchdown run by junior DaQuan Haynes.

Later in the third quarter, Dunbar pushed the lead to 21-0 after Carlos Gadskins ran back a punt 60 yards for a touchdown; Dunbar scored the last touchdown of the game with only six minutes left in the fourth quarter to finalize the score at 27-0.

“We played aggressive and disciplined football and that’s what it’s going to take to win each and every game if we want to get to where we want to be at the end of the year,” said Dunbar head coach Lawrence Smith. “If we work hard enough, it’ll always pay off.”

Dunbar (2-1 overall) will next face Mervo (1-2 overall) on Sept. 22 at 6 p.m., while City College (1-2 overall) will take on Carver Vo-Tech (0-3 overall record) on Sept. 21 at 3:45 p.m.

Here are other Baltimore City High School football scores from the weekend:
– Reginald Lewis crushes Forest Park, 48-8
– Poly beats Digital Harbor, 35-12
– W.E.B. Du Bois beats Lake Clifton 14-0
– Edmonson Westside beats Douglas, 14-6

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor