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Who Owns the Highway

Boys Basketball is answering the question

Tatiana Calhoun Martinez, Sports Editor

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Mount Vernon and West Potomac are known rivals, always fighting for the title of “who owns the highway.”

The Mount Vernon Varsity Boys Basketball team came very close to a win against West Potomac on January 16th, 2018. It was a sad, but intense 3 point loss for Mount Vernon: the final score: 74-77. Crowds came out in droves to watch the two rivals battle it out on the court, considering it

one of the most important games of the season.

The week leading up to the game, the Mount Vernon Hype Squad was selling a ‘We Own the Highway” shirt for $5 along with a free ticket. This created controversy all over twitter. Students from West Potomac and Hayfield were not happy to hear that MVHS was staking their claim, and a twitter controversy was born.

 

West Potomac basketball player, Shannon Harris, retweeted the MVHS Hype Squad’s picture of the We Own the Highway shirts on twitter and tweeted out, “Do these come in blue?” This  created a twitter feud and students began to argue over who really owns the highway. It was said that whichever team won the basketball game would “own the highway” but in this case the game was too close for either to claim ownership.

Since Mount Vernon lost by 3 points, the next game against West Po, which will occur on February 2, 2018, will be very tense. West Potomac is preparing their hype squad to come more prepared, copying Mount Vernon, with “We Own the Highway” t-shirts on sale for 10 dollars.

 

The Mount Vernon basketball coaches have been preparing their basketball team to play better than ever against West Potomac.

 

Mount Vernon student, Sophia Castillo, stated “Our boys are making progress from where they started in the beginning of the season, so they have a big chance of winning.” 

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