The Washington Times - December 15, 2008, 03:00PM

A little note for some football-starved Maryland fans, as well as those who giddily look forward to winning on Signing Day more than on Saturday (or, in the case of the Humanitarian Bowl, on Tuesday).

The Crab Bowl —- a high school all-star game featuring 90 in-state players —- will be played Saturday at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium in what is apparently the  state’s first football all-star game in four years.


(This would be an appropriate time to insert a joke about how an August scrimmage at Penn State in 2006 is the closest there’s been to such a thing since 2004. )

In any case, those with a more forward-thinking approach might be intrigued to see which players committed to Maryland will be playing in this game, which is split into a D.C. team (Montgomery, Prince George’s and southern Maryland) and a Baltimore team (everybody else):


DB Eric Franklin (Curley)
TE Dave Stinebaugh (Perry Hall)


TB Caleb Porzel (Good Counsel)
LB/TE Isaiah Ross (Eleanor Roosevelt)
LB/TE Marcus Whitfield (Northwest)
LB Lorne Goree (Charles Flowers)
T Pete DeSouza (DeMatha)
DE DeOnte Arnette (Forestville)

Defensive back Travis Hawkins of Quince Orchard is also on the D.C. team, but is injured and will not play.

—- Patrick Stevens