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A battle steeped in honors

Bloomingdale High's football field looked like a prewar zone.

Teams walked in as united fronts, with swag that would've made Jay-Z tremble. Some in custom purple shirts jogged intensely around the track.

Other teams huddled close at the rear of the track, arms linked, mumbling strategies, breaking out in loud choruses. A more muscular group of kids decked out in bandanas and war-painted faces bounded onto the field, all anticipating the starting instruction: "Let the games commence!"

Bloomingdale High's National Honor Society staged a Capture the Flag tournament as a fundraiser for the organization. It was a sizeable turnout, with 36 eight-member teams registering and playing. Spectators gathered on the sidelines and bleachers on a chilly, breezy Saturday afternoon that turned into an even chillier evening as the tournament continued until 9 p.m.

Flags were pulled, thrown and won; clean T-shirts turned to grime and face paint was sweated off, leaving the Grizzly Bear Dog Party team as champions. Second and third places went to Team Bro and Money Grows. Prizes included a large trophy for first place, cookie cakes, gift cards and medallions. The society raised more than $1,400, and proceeds after expenses will be used to restore the Honors Tree area in front of the school.

Sarah Avery, Times correspondent

A battle steeped in honors 12/16/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 16, 2010 3:30am]
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