The Dunbar Poets’ Baltimore City Division I matchup versus Frederick Douglass High ended just as fast as started as the Poets easily cruised to a 46-8 win on Oct. 14, at Poly Western Field.

The Poets’ combined their typical ferocious defense with a consistent running game to dominate their opponent, leading 30-8 at halftime. Douglass scored its lone touchdown of the game on a 74-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Oliver to Hamal Campbell. But they wouldn’t get near the end zone again, as the Poets defense strapped down for the remainder of the game.

Dunbar scored its first points of the game on an onside kick-off attempt returned 50 yards for a touchdown by Wilbur Young Jr. The Poets then began to pour on points as its defense scored a touchdown on a forced fumble returned 38 yards for a touchdown by Coleman Blackston. The Poets also intercepted four passes in the game, including a pick returned for a touchdown by Young Jr. in the third quarter.

On offense, Dunbar stuck to its running game, scoring three touchdowns on the ground, two short runs scored by Paki Brown and a 31-yard touchdown scramper by Domain Willett Jr. that pushed Dunbar up to the eventual final score, 46-8, late in the game.

“We’ve got work to do to get to where we want to be,” said Dunbar coach Lawrence Smith. “But we’ll keep fighting the only way we know how to.”

Dunbar advances to 6-1 and will take on Baltimore City’s No. 1 ranked Poly (7-0 overall) on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

Here are other Baltimore city high school scores from the weekend:

Poly beat Southwestern, 34-7
Carver Vo-Tech edged Edmondson-Westside, 14-12
City College beat Digital Harbor, 13-6


Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor