Su­per Bowl ar­rives early at Grace Lutheran School

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The mid­dle-school stu­dents at Grace Lutheran School in La Plata played their yearly game of in­tra­mu­ral football, which they call the GLS Su­per Bowl, on Fri­day, Nov. 4.

Two teams were formed from the six­ththrough eighth-graders with each team named af­ter one of the school col­ors: blue ver­sus yel­low. The rest of the school’s stu­dents cheered on the mid­dle school­ers. The even-num­bered classes cheered for blue, and odd-num­bered classes sup­ported gold.

Stu­dents dis­played their school spirit by wear­ing their team’s color which in­cluded coloring their hair and wear­ing face paint. The game was close and com­pet­i­tive, but the yel­low team fell be­hind and the blue team ended up get­ting the win.

It was a great day of fun and fel­low­ship for the Grace com­mu­nity, and all were proud of the ath­leti­cism — and, more im- por­tantly, sports­man­ship — dis­played by ath­letes on both teams.

Paula Jones, the eighth grade home­room teacher, headed up this year’s fes­tiv­i­ties, along with phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion teacher Lau­ren Watt. Par­ent vol­un­teer Billy Bur­roughs ran the sound board so the kids could cheer to mu­sic and feel like they were at an ac­tual arena game. The play-by-play was given by Sean Speer.

The Su­per Bowl is a long held tra­di­tion at Grace Lutheran, and one of the land­mark events for the eighth grade grad­u­at­ing class.

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