Redskins fans gathered at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro on Wednesday to pay their respects to superfan Zema Williams, more widely known as Chief Zee, who passed away last week at age 75. Appropriately, several fans set up Redskins flags in the parking lot before Williams’s funeral as they would on a Redskins game day.Williams was a fixture at Redskins games and tailgates for nearly 40 years. He first wore his burgundy-and-gold faux Indian headdress as Chief Zee on Oct. 2, 1978, a Redskins win over the Cowboys on “Monday Night Football” at RFK Stadium.
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Redskins fans arriving for Chief Zee's funeral setting up a tailgate of sorts at the church in honor of the Superfan pic.twitter.com/GDek9iQ13c
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Former Redskins receiver Santana Moss, who would meet Williams for the first time at another Redskins-Cowboys “Monday Night Football” game 27 years later, was among those who sent flowers for the funeral.
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The Prince George’s County Council held a public hearing April 12 at the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro for the purpose of approving and adopting Council Resolution 16-2016 for the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Action Plan (AAP).
CR-16-2016 is a resolution introduced late last month concerning DHCD’s AAP, a comprehensive strategy that describes actions, activities and programs that will take place during FY 2017 to address priority needs and specific objectives identified in the FY 2016-2020 consolidated plan adopted in 2015. The consolidated plan is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a prerequisite for consideration of the funding applications plan for federal entitlements including the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grants and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs funds, according to an agenda item summary sheet from the council’s office.
Most of the testimonies at the hearing came from students and representatives from First Generation College Bound Inc., urging the ... http://www.somdnews.com/enquirer_gazette/news/local/first-generation-college-bound-program-members-seek-continued-funding/article_c97e7bbf-9a7c-5b07-9412-704a77be0c67.html
Maryland 2A state champions as part of Wise’s first night home game.
Billed as the “Battle of Upper Marlboro” by players, coaches and fans alike, the two schools haven’t met since the season opener in 2013, when Wise came away with a 20-14 victory. Since then, Douglass has lost to just one team (Gwynn Park), including last year’s 14-0 run.
“People have been talking about this matchup since the first time we played. When is the rematch going to happen?” Douglass quarterback Devin Butler said. “Douglass and Wise players, we know who we’re about to play because most of us played back in boys and girls club together, so it’s just a battle of Upper Marlboro and both schools think they’re better than the other school. Both schools want to be the king of Upper Marlboro and it’s just time to show who the king really is.”
Both teams should feature fearsome defenses, with Wise cornerbacks Myles Wolfolk (Virginia Tech) and Damon Hayes (Rutgers) going head-to-head with Butler, a Maryland defensive back commit, and a Douglass defensive line led by Division-I prospect Marcus Bowman.
The Eagles won’t look much different schematically than a year ago — why change what worked so well? — and will try to pound the ball with a triple-option offense. Wise is trying to implement a more balanced approach on offense with quarterback Jabari Laws, although tailback C.J. Rainey remains one of the area’s top returning rushers.
But this game means so much more than what will take place on the field. The new turf and lights at Wise could represent a turning point for Prince George’s County football, where subpar fields and Saturday afternoon kickoffs ...