Turkey Bowl 2011: Dunbar High defeats Coolidge High 33-21
The Dunbar High School Crimson Tide have been crowned champions of high school football in D.C. after a 33-21 victory over the Coolidge High School Colts in the 2011 Turkey Bowl.
The Colts were down by 20 with less than 7 minutes left in the game before scoring a touchdown and converting on the two-point conversion to cut Dunbar's lead to 12 with 4:44 left.
Coolidge then recovered an onside kick, but had a 4th and 11 pass intercepted by Dunbar to seal the victory for the Crimson Tide.
Mayor Vincent Gray, a Dunbar grad, attended the game, but says that he was rooting for both teams.
It was a landmark game for Coolidge head coach Natalie Randolph, who gained national attention last season when she became the first female high school football coach in America.
In just two years, and one year removed from a five-loss season, she took the Colts to an 8-2 record and the city championship.