Athletes Of The Week


October 03, 2007


Kristen Malloy



Dunbar, football

Junior Tavon Austin, whose position on the Dunbar roster is listed as "athlete," led No. 4 Dunbar to a 56-6 rout of then-No. 11 City in the second Bob Wade Classic on Friday. Austin, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound running back-defensive back who was offered a scholarship to Maryland last spring, ran for 102 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries. His three scores came in the first half on a pair of 2-yard runs and a 20-yarder, as the Poets (4-0) took a 34-0 lead at halftime. The three touchdowns gave him nine in four games and 62 in his career. In the second quarter, Austin dashed 45 yards and was hit by a City defender before he lateraled the ball to Keon Redhead, who took it the final 15 yards for a 60-yard touchdown. Austin, The Sun's Offensive Player of the Year when he ran for 1,701 yards and 32 touchdowns last season, was also in on several tackles against City, had a 44-yard interception return that set up a touchdown and recovered a fumble to set up another.

Others considered: Paul Brown, Sparrows Point, football; Michael Campanaro, River Hill, football; Nick Elko, Arundel, football; Terrence West, Northwestern, football.

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