Students Take On Teachers, Hunger
By STAFF REPORTS
Mar 8, 2013, 21:05
A J.E.J. Moore Middle School basketball player attempts a free throw during the school’s fourth-annual Teachers vs. Students Game on Thursday in Disputanta (photo by Jacob Vaughan).
DISPUTANTA – The J.E.J. Moore Middle School staff claimed a 53-37 victory over the school’s boys and girls basketball players on Thursday in Disputanta, but the real winner was the Prince George Food Pantry.
Attendees of the school’s fourth-annual Teachers vs. Students Game donated more than 540 non-perishable food items to the group at last count.
The Royals trailed 45-23 after three quarters but outscored their elder adversaries 14-8 in the final frame. The last-ditch rally fell short, however, and the teachers held on for their fourth consecutive victory.
“We don’t take it easy on them,” said William Humphrey, who played for the staff team. “They don’t learn anything if you take it easy on them.”
Sixth-grader Mike Dolberry cited the sizable height discrepancy as a reason for the defeat. The fleet-footed guard vowed to take the teachers to school next time the two squads meet.
“I’m speechless,” Dolberry said with a laugh. “I’m going to get them back. We’ll get them next year.”