As the sun came up on Day 2, Red held a very slim lead, with Gray hoping to carry the momentum forward from last night’s dramatic finish.
It seemed that the Cubs would jump-start the day for Gray as hoped when they cruised in Game 1 of three Basketball games, led by Austin K and Isaac G. But when Red took Game 2, the full point was on the line in the third. Led by the hot shooting Ben K, Red prevailed.
Red also won Tiger Hockey, with one game again being decided in the final seconds. The two teams scored three times in the final three minutes, with Charlie K netting the game winner with 7 seconds left to win it 3-2.
Victories in Stars Tennis and one of the Sophomore Football games (Sam W had 2 late TDs) further widened the spread.
However, things started to turn when the Gray Seniors edged the Red in Golf, beginning a run of 3 straight results in favor of Gray.
The second Soph Football game also went their way in a back-and-forth affair 76-70, with Reese and Ethan H doing it on both sides of the ball.
News of Gray’s Junior Waterfront win spread fast, and the score tightened even further. Of particular note (and well-timed with the Olympics) were the performances of two of our all-time best swimmers, Owen D and Jack G , who bested their own standing Trickey records, setting new Skylemar best-ever times in Freestyle and Breaststroke respectively.
Then one of the longest Bocce matches in years, witnessed by an enthusiastic crowd of spectators ready for the impending lunchbreak, came down to the final few throws of the deciding game -- Max Ros won it for Red to stop the Gray run.
Lunchtime, then the first Songs and Cheers practice to begin preparing for Tuesday’s night’s “battle” on the Gerhard Stage, and a little more rest before the afternoon activities began. Red had withstood the Gray challenge, and continued to hold Gray at bay.
Afternoon victories in Cubs Lacrosse, Sophomore Baseball, Junior Hoops, and Senior Football opened the lead a bit more.
Owen M, Drew G, Levi K, and Nick S shined in Lax. Hudson’s 3-run homer keyed Red’s diamond win. Alex B, Hadyn and Noah were hoops shooting stars, and Ben Ash’s 4 TDs highlighted the gridiron win.
The Stars fought to a very tough, well-played 1-1 tie in Soccer at the Hejduk, and the Gray Juniors kept their team within striking distance with another significant victory in Waterfront (Gray’s 4th straight Trickey win). Andrew B joined the aforementioned record-setters with another all-time Trickey performance for Gray in the Butterfly, while Jace (Red) set the ski standard for this year’s War with the highest score yet.
Some great wins, heartbreaking losses, and overall outstanding team play with and against the greatest friends one could ever ask for…. Stay tuned as we move toward the halfway point tomorrow.