News Release: Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School Celebrates First State Football Title

News Release: Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School Celebrates First State Football Title

December 3, 2012
For Immediate Release
Office of Communications

The Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School Puma varsity football team capped a perfect (14-0) season by defeating Quince Orchard 12-7 in the State 4A Championship. “The players told me they were never going to let me down,” said Coach DaLawn Parrish. “Our preparation and hard work earned us the championship. A win like this brings the community and school together, so it’s a special time.”


Student athletes on the football team have a GPA of 3.5 or better and want to be known as more than just athletes. “This a special group of players,” said Carletta Marrow, Principal “They obviously perform on the football field, but they also perform in the classroom. Our quarterback has a 4.0 GPA – I can’t say enough good things about these young men.”

In honor of their perfect season, the Pumas held a pep rally to honor their championship team. County Executive Rushern Baker and the wife of the late Dr. Henry Wise will joined in the celebration.

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Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.