"First and 17" was a weekly documentary series by The Washington Post. It followed Woodbridge, Va. defensive end Da'Shawn Hand, the top high school football recruit in the country, and his teammates as they navigated the 2013 season. The series earned a regional Emmy for Sports Feature and a judges' recognition for documentary project of the year from Pictures of the Year International. I edited all 14 episodes of the series. You can view episodes from the series at firstand17.com.


Over the past 33 years, Georgetown and Syracuse have been one of the most contentious rivalries in college basketball, but as Syracuse prepares to leave the Big East conference for the ACC, former players, coaches, journalists and alumni recall the history of the rivalry.