Blair's Homecoming football game has been postponed to November 4 and the dance will be held November 2. The pep rally scheduled for October 11 will be held on November 1.
In a schoolwide announcement on the afternoon of Oct 11, Principal Phillip Gainous said, "as of now, the Homecoming game is rescheduled for November 1 [and] as of now the Homecoming dance is rescheduled for November 2." The homecoming game had to rescheduled to the next Monday because of the rules having to do with the number of practices between games. Gainous also said that the pep rally planned for that day had to be canceled due to rowdy behavior by a mob of students at the end of lunch. He expressed hope that the rally could be rescheduled but did not give a date at the time.
Blair will play Magruder High School for Homecoming instead of original opponent Paint Branch. The Paint Branch game was played on Monday, Oct 14 as a regular game.
The game against Paint Branch, originally scheduled for Friday Oct 11 at 6:30 p.m., was postponed several times in response to a shooting at a northern Virginia gas station (see related story, Shootings continue to disrupt schools).
Additional reporting by Nora Toiv, Cori Cohen, Jared Sagoff, Robin Hernandez and Kevin Fang.
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