Spirit Weekend Triumph: EHS Claims Third Straight Win Over Woodberry
On Saturday, November 10, the scene for one of the nation’s oldest continuous high school gridiron rivalries was nearly football perfect, with chilly temperatures and an estimated 4,000 on hand in the Hummel Bowl.
The Maroon made the day even more special, with an exciting 20-16 triumph that marks Episcopal’s third straight win in the historic annual series, following last year’s 25-21 victory and a 21-7 triumph in 2017.
Episcopal set the tone for the game in the very first minute. James Greene ’21 intercepted a Tiger pass on Woodberry’s second play from scrimmage and made a 25-yard return. Bear Matheson ’20 then sliced nine yards through the Tiger defense for the game’s first score.
The Maroon’s dominance didn’t stop there. The Tigers mustered just nine yards rushing and a total of 134 yards of offense – four fewer than Matheson alone earned on the ground for Episcopal. Quarterback Emmet Morehead ’21 ran for two scores and racked up 180 yards passing, connecting with eight different receivers. Two special-teams miscues led to nine of Woodberry’s 16 points, but when the Tigers threatened in the closing minute of the game, Jamall Mensah ’20 knocked away their last-chance end-zone toss.
The victory proved a fitting conclusion to a Spirit Weekend that brought the EHS community together on campus for a variety of events. The weekend opened with a Veterans Day chapel service with speaker Henry Stoever '84, a Marine veteran who now leads the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
The EHS performing department hosted a special double feature: “Happily Ever After,” a Disney-themed dance performance, and “Lost Girls,” the fall one-act play. And that night, the traditional bonfire was followed by the annual Spirit of the High School Dinner, with alumni and their families reconnecting and getting ready for The Game.
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More than 300 EHS students fanned out across Washington on Wednesday for the School’s first Portrait of a Graduate Expedition Day, an exploration of the metro area as well as the personal qualities of intellectual and moral courage that are integral to the Episcopal's mission.
As part of a relatively new campus Thanksgiving tradition, some 150 students, faculty, and staff wrote short notes of gratitude to individuals in the Episcopal community who make a significant difference in their lives.
Episcopal athletes and coaches gathered on November 20 to celebrate the fall season and honor the achievements and commitment of individual teams and players. Coaches presented a slate of almost 30 individual awards across eight fall sports.