Super Bowl arrives early at Grace Lutheran School
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.