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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray tosses the coin before the game as Anacostia High School faces Dunbar High School for the 43nd Annual DCIAA Turkey Bowl Varsity Football Championship at Eastern High School in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. This game, played between two District high school football teams is rich in tradition and always played on Thanksgiving Day, however this year's contest had a slight change in the last few days leading up to the game when Woodrow WIlson High School was disqualified because one the team's players was found to have been a resident of Maryland. Anacostia High School was chosen as an alternative. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Carol Barber raises her pom pom as she cheers on her son Laquan Barber as Anacostia High School faces Dunbar High School for the 43nd Annual DCIAA Turkey Bowl Varsity Football Championship at Eastern High School in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. This game, played between two District high school football teams is rich in tradition and always played on Thanksgiving Day, however this year's contest had a slight change in the last few days leading up to the game when Woodrow WIlson High School was disqualified because one the team's players was found to have been a resident of Maryland. Anacostia High School was chosen as an alternative. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Anacostia High School's Yusuf Jones (5) bows his head during the playing of the National Anthem as they face Dunbar High School for the 43nd Annual DCIAA Turkey Bowl Varsity Football Championship at Eastern High School in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. This game, played between two District high school football teams is rich in tradition and always played on Thanksgiving Day, however this year's contest had a slight change in the last few days leading up to the game when Woodrow WIlson High School was disqualified because one the team's players was found to have been a resident of Maryland. Anacostia High School was chosen as an alternative. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray tosses the coin before the game as Anacostia High School faces Dunbar High School for the 43nd Annual DCIAA Turkey Bowl Varsity Football Championship at Eastern High School in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Among those listening to Kaya Henderson and Mayor Vincent C. Gray at Monday’s luncheon at the Verizon Center is Anacostia High School’s Markel Woods (left, in dark suit). (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

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Illustration: Anacostia High School by John Camejo for The Washington Times