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November 30, 2009

Weekend wrap — Moore powers Wise

Thanks in large part to Rahsaan Moore, Wise will play for the Class 4A state championship this week.

The Maryland fullback commitment rushed for 93 yards on 17 carries, setting up the Pumas' matchup against Old Mill for the title.

Moore set up the game's opening score with a 33-yard run, then scored on two short plunges as seventh-ranked Wise beat visiting Thomas Johnson, 24-8, in a Maryland 4A semifinal before 1,500 in Upper Marlboro.

Click here for highlights of Wise's win.

• UM defensive back recruit Jeremiah Wilson ran wild in Handley's playoff win Saturday.

Jeremiah Wilson ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns, and host Handley forced three Park View turnovers in a 33-7 victory in the Virginia AA Region II Divison 3 final on Saturday.

• Terps defensive end commitment Ian Evans made a big play at tight end to help Hammonton beat St. Joseph, 16-14, in the South Jersey Group III final.

Later in the second quarter, Nick Crescenzo threw a 61-yard scoring pass to Ian Evans to put Hammonton up, 13-7, before the break.

• Maryland defensive back pledge Mario Rowson made one big play in Lake Taylor's 20-19 overtime loss to Phoebus in the Virginia Eastern District final.

Lake Taylor's Mario Rowson hauls in 57-yard pass completion early which led to a rushing touchdown early in the third quarter against Phoebus on Friday.

• UM quarterback pledge Devin Burns played his final high school game Friday night, as his Carver High squad fell to Flowery Branch, 35-33, in the Georgia Class AAA quarterfinals.

Jump ahead to 2:45 on the video player for highlights of Carver's defeat.

Basketball recruiting

• St. Benedict Prep (N.J.) big man Gil Biruta has committed to Rutgers.

A versatile forward who played on Lithuania's junior national team, Biruta already has a relationship with Rutgers sophomore Gregory Echenique, who also played at St. Benedict under coach Dan Hurley. He was recruited by Maryland and some mid-majors, including Harvard.

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About Matt Bracken

Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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