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NFL Draft virtually broadcasts top picks

Joe Burrow, the LSU quarterback who led his team to a National Championship, was drafted first overall by the Cincinatti Bengals in the 2020 NFL Draft.

By Allison Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2020

Due to social distancing and Coronavirus, the 2020 National Football League (NFL) Draft was broadcasted on TV, but was executed via Facetime calls from team coaches to the players being drafted. The first round of picks started on April 23rd, the second and third rounds on April 24th and the fourth th...

Free football games will increase school spirit

The sun sets during WCHS home opener football game vs Walter Johnson on Friday, September 6, 2019. It costs $3 for students to attend the game

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

October 27, 2019

On Friday nights, there are many different activities for WCHS students to go to -- shop at the mall, watch a movie, hang out with friends and attend school events. Also, WCHS students can go to football games every Friday in the fall, either at home or away.  But, not all students go to games. S...

Fall sports in review

Fall sports in review

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

December 17, 2018

Boys Soccer (8-5-1) Coach Arnold Tarzy’s squad impressed once again this season, but could not get past an obstacle that the team has not been able to overcome in the past couple of years-- the sectional semi-finals. The team finished 10-5, a disappointment by WCHS standards. However, three of...

MCPS football programs take hit due to injuries

Photo courtesy of Max Mantz.

By Jackson Resnick, Social Media Editor

March 13, 2018

High school football is a staple of American culture. It is a classic way for teenagers to hang out together while cheering loud and proud for their football team and their school. This cultural mammoth has lived on to this day, but has recently experienced a drop-off in participation. Now, however,...

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Rubino

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

January 10, 2018

CHS wouldn’t be the same without students who try to cram as many sports as they can into their already-busy schedules. But how to appropriate their time isn’t the only factor playing into the decision to play multiple sports; students often pay the price.   For many aspiring athletes, there are many f...

Football Head Coach Steps Down

Former Head Football Coach Albert Song steps down after two seasons with the Bulldogs.

By Kyle Emery, Sports Editor

January 9, 2017

After a year of hard work and commitment to the team, CHS football Head Coach Albert Song has decided to resign from his position. Song officially announced on Jan 3 that he will not be partaking in the head leadership role for the upcoming 2016-2017, due to personal family matters. “Coach S...

Running Back Andrew Zuckerman Commits to Tulane

Running back and Churchill rushing yards-leader Andrew Zuckerman will play football at Tulane next fall.

By Ben Dross, Production Editor

March 23, 2016

  Senior Andrew Zuckerman has committed to play college football at Tulane in the upcoming fall season. Zuckerman enjoyed a fantastic career playing for Churchill. He ran for 1,867 yards this season and set the school record for career rushing yards with a total of 2,952. He was the main offensive...

Teacher Coaches Have Double the Responsibility

English teacher and football head coach Albert Song gives the team a pep talk before a game.

By Max Kandel, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

A football player hears the all too familiar "Ready, Set, Go!" from his teacher and instantly realizes he's not at football practice. But when the student is in English class and his teacher happens to be his coach, it’s a different story. Teachers coaches have the extra responsibility of managing...

NFL Star Returns to CHS Football Field, Presents ‘Golden Football’

By Nathan Deychman, Sports Editor

January 4, 2016

In commemoration of Super Bowl 50, any player or coach who participated in a Super Bowl has the honor of presenting a golden football to his high school. Brian Holloway attended CHS from 1972-1976 and played in Super Bowl XX (20) as a member of the New England Patriots. Holloway came back to CHS on...

Athletes Shouldn’t Be Fined for Show of Support

Breast cancer awareness accessories, like this wristband, cannot be worn outside of the designated Breast Cancer Awareness month of October.

By Nathan Gertler, Online Sports Editor

November 24, 2015

In the real world, supporting breast cancer and domestic violence awareness is seen as honorable.  However, in the NFL, such actions are fine-worthy. Starting Nov. 1, the NFL will actually penalize a player for showing support of breast cancer awareness.  In the month of October, the NFL granted...

Athlete of the Month

Zuckerman broke the school record for most rushing yards in a season.

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

November 24, 2015

2,875. This number represents the previous CHS career rushing yards record held by Mark Mason. This record stood for over 20 years until senior Andrew Zuckerman finished this football season with 1,863 yards, pushing his career total to 2,952. Zuckerman was a workhorse for the Bulldogs all year. Despite...

Catching Up with CHS’ Athletic Alumni

Kate Reese is now playing soccer for Loyola University.

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

October 29, 2015

Last year’s CHS senior class excelled in almost every sport, and the Observer would like to highlight several CHS athletes that have continued their excellence at the collegiate level.   Lucy Srour (XC): Srour graduated last year and was a top runner for the cross-country team. She is...

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