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Rivalry Week Comes Early

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Rivalry, defined by Google dictionary as “competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field.” To the athletes playing and other student fans, however, it is so much more.  Last week the LCA Eagles played Lexington Catholic three times as these two schools battled on the football field and soccer field. This rivalry means so much, to not just the players, but to many of the students and parent at the school as well. Junior Jennsyn Thomas speculates that the history of the rivalry may have something to do with the similarities between the schools. “It is kind of a given because we are both private, religious schools in the same town, the school is close in proximity,“ she says.  Those new to LCA learn about the rivalry quickly and often adopt it as their own.  Junior Kaleb Bolton, says, “I didn’t know anything about it until I came here, and then students talk about it and you just start to not like Catholic either. We don’t like them and they don’t like us.” Others are able to remain immune.  English Teacher Mrs. Coliss finds the rivalry “petty.”

While the Eagles went 0-3 through these games, their hard work was evident on the field at all times. The boys’ soccer team lost 3-6, the girls’ soccer team lost 0-4, and our football team lost 13-54. This may have not been the best week for the Eagles, but there will be many more match-ups to come this year and the next against the cross-town rivals.

About the Writer
Ben Philpot, Staff Writer

Ben Philpot is a junior who has attended LCA for three years after moving to Lexington from London, Kentucky, where he attended North Laurel Middle School. Ben enjoys hiking, running, and mountain biking. Ben plays on the golf team and the tennis team.  He also plays basketball with a church league.  He would like to travel the world one day.

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