Welcome to the AFRO’s weekly sports wrap-up.

 The Matchup Wrap-up:

Oct.29 was a good day for the Bowie Bulldogs as they knocked out the visiting DuVal Tigers 31-22 in an in-league faceoff. With the win, the Bulldogs advance to a 4-5 record and will travel to Bladensburg to take on the Mustangs in a Prince George’s County 4A game on Nov. 5.  The mustangs just lost to the Wise Pumas 60-0, so no doubt they will be hungry for a victory as they come into the match 3-6. As for the Tigers, DuVal drops to 6-3 after their loss and will next travel to take on the Oxon Hill Clippers also on Nov. 5. The Clippers 9-0 are coming off their recent 33-18 win over the Friendly Patriots and look to continue their streak.

Christopher Rhodes, of Wise High School is the Player of the Week (Courtesy Photo)

Christopher Rhodes, of Wise High School is the Player of the Week (Courtesy Photo)

Player(s) of the Week:

The Player of the Week for Prince George’s County is Christopher Rhodes of Wise High School.  Rhodes is a junior middle linebacker and fullback for the Pumas. He is also one of the top defenders in the county 4A region. While not having the most tackles, Rhodes has an impressive number of 53, while also leading the region in sacks with eight. Rhodes is a standout reason why Wise remains one of, if not, the top teams in the region. To see more from Chris and the Pumas be sure to watch them take on the Suitland Rams, Nov. 5.

 The Games to Come:

The next big game to see will be the Flowers Jaguars faceoff against the Laurel Spartans on Nov. 5. Flowers enters the matchup with 5-4 on a three-win streak, while Laurel enters the match 1-8, on a three-loss streak. Flowers is definitely looking to win to secure the best possible chances for playoffs while Laurel is looking for a win and possibly to spoil the Jaguars’ chances.