1A titles are not impressive to most, sure they won a lot of them but they ran over the bad teams in the City league and were tested many time sin the 1A playoffs and championship games by other small 1A teams. Friendship is not a 1A team, they are a team that has no rules as far as getting kids to play. Friendship has been in the upper echelon of privates for a few years now. Dunbar has not beat any team of significance outside of the city league. If they have please remind me. Dunbar has always been a very undisciplined team and they are playing them first game which makes it even worse. Outside of Bmore/Metro area, Dunbar is not feared or much respected in football. They are looked at as a good, athletic team that rolls inferior competition. I think Friendship wins by 3tds at least. Again, just my opinion.
No problem with having an opinion. That's what this forum is all about. But you would be very wrong to think 1A titles ( plural ) is not impressive. Every every every other 1A team in MD would just love to have half the titles Dunbar has won. If Dunbar ran over bad city league teams to win all those titles then they merely played who were placed before them. But it's really no different than all the title winners in all the other classifications over the years. The vast majority of all title winners played mediocre or bad league teams on the way to title greatness for them and that includes your current crop of champions or stellar teams from Middletown, River Hill, Wise, Old Mill, Fort Hill, and whomever you wish to name. Most of the title winners over history were challenged once or perhaps twice and certainly not much more than three times in any given season when they won titles. That's the nature of football in Maryland. Look back and you will find most champions played half or more of the season against teams with an even or just over an even or actual losing season.
And you would be wrong again if you think Friendship doesn't have any rules as far as getting players. They are a DC charter school who fall under DCIAA charter school rules. But more important is the rule of the street meaning that just because you have a fairly good football team does not mean every player would care to go into the arm pits of hell in southeast DC to attend Friendship. The school, it's environment, and it's resources would be enough to turn off many many many a talented player. Friendship just greatly benefitted by a good coach and so many other DC schools being in such horrible shape with most DC schools not able or barely able to field teams. Just glance at the educational posture of DC schools that would include Friendship and think of the great advantages your kid would have in attending Friendship.
Regarding what school outside of the city league Dunbar has beaten and your desire to be reminded, I ask you what other team in Maryland at any classification over many decades has beaten any other team of great significance? It's easy to look at Dunbar to say what they haven't done but step back and ask those same questions of everyone else and you just may find Dunbar is no different than any of your other better or record setting programs including Urbana, Seneca Valley etc etc etc.
OLI, it's you who just don't respect Dunbar football for your personal reasons but I'll venture to say that damn near every competitive public team in Maryland wouldn't mind having a game on their schedule against Dunbar while most could care less if Fort Hill, Middletown, Franklin, or Northwest came a calling for a game and those are your current champions. Add to it Douglass-Bmore, Patuxent, Linganore, and Suitland, your champion runner-ups, and your other competitive teams would still prefer a match with Dunbar. I Call That A Hell Of A Lot Of Respect.