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The Battle of North Capitol brings the city together

Scenes from the Inaugural Battle of North Capitol Football Game and the new Dunbar High School Athletic Complex
Scenes from the Inaugural Battle of North Capitol Football Game and the new Dunbar High School Athletic Complex Photo by Professor Metze

Tonight Dunbar High School gave a capacity audience an exciting and well played inaugural performance in The Battle of North Capitol as the students served their city with great training and discipline in the brand new Dunbar High School Athletic Complex on 101 N Street, NW.

The Battle of North Capitol brings the city together
The Battle of North Capitol brings the city togetherPhoto by Professor Metze

The 22-20 victory with the equally good sportsmanship of McKinley Tech High School showcased the finest prep behavior as the young people took part in an event that brought unity to the city. There was not a dull moment in the contest.

Mayor Vincent Gray joined other city leaders and community leaders in opening the new gridiron stadium for the first activity that took place at 6 p.m. today. There is no question that Dunbar High School has the newest facility in the nation and one of the finest.

“As Mayor of the District of Columbia, it is my pleasure to extend greetings and congratulations to Dunbar Senior High School on the occasion of this ribbon cutting ceremony for the new stadium and athletic field. I am pleased to welcome this new facility to our city which will offer community pride. Dunbar’s first football game of this season-“Battle for the North Capitol Street Corridor” against McKinley Senior High School, is an annual event and healthy competition between these two rivals,” Gray said.

The students, parents, and community supporters enjoyed an event that had excellent student behavior both on and off the field. Both teams gave an exciting performance; however, in the end Dunbar High School became the first high school time in the history of the District of Columbia to win the Battle of North Capitol competition.

The students, faculty, and staff of Dunbar High School served the city well with a splendid performance.

Next up: A Beautiful Beautification Day.