The pregame prediction by both teams indicated a high scoring game as the Baltimore City College Black Knights (7-2) and the No. 11 Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Engineers (8-1) had been posting impressive offensive numbers throughout the 2009 season. However, the 121st installment of the City-Poly annual match up was more about turnovers, defense and the exhilaration of a well-fought overtime victory.
Duane Graham is a linebacker, fullback, and four-year football letterman for the Poly Engineers. In spite of an early season injury preventing him from playing, Duane has remained a positive role model by serving as an active member in his church youth ministry and a leader in his community. He carries a 3.4 GPA and plans to study civil engineering in college. His parents are Duane Graham and Amanda Simpkins. Air Force Staff Sergeant Rose Marie Ching and Colonel John Feather presented his award.
Joshua N. Lee is a two-year varsity football letterman for Baltimore City, and this season he has started at running back as well as safety. Josh has a 85.3 GPA and has maintained an excellent academic record in a very difficult curriculum. He is also a member of the Baltimore City College Anti-Defamation League. Joining him were his parents, Melvin and Tonya, and Air Force Master Sergeant Christopher Clar. Colonel John Feather presented the award.