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Dunbar and Fort Hill, two high school football programs which have combined for 23 MPSSAA state championships, have announced that they will meet in the regular season in each of the next two seasons.

Dunbar, which has a MPSSAA record 13 state championships, including three straight in Class 2A/1A, will host the Sentinels in Week 2 of the 2024 season at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

The Poets will then travel to Cumberland to face Fort Hill, the winner of 10 state crowns including three straight in Class 1A, at Greenway Avenue Stadium in 2025.

Since 2021 the Poets and Sentinels have combined to post a 77-1 record.

The last time the two programs met was in the 2017 1A state championship game at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, which Dunbar won, 30-26.

Dunbar leads the all-time series 4-1, including a 3-1 edge in state finals. The other contest came in the 2010 1A state semifinals.