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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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