When the month of January came, it was that time of year again for the NFL playoffs. The NFL regular season is seventeen weeks, making the playoffs so special because teams work so hard for so long for very little spots. This past year the BL community was extra excited to see the Ravens back in the playoffs, and Lamar Jackson’s first playoff appearance.
Last year, the Boys’ Latin basketball team had a crushing defeat in overtime against John Carroll in the A Conference championship. This year, the Lakers are out for revenge and are well on their way to getting it with a 23-3 overall record and an 9-0 conference record.
Over the last two years, a group of upper school students has traveled to Sandy Point State Park on a Thursday in late January to participate in the Polar Bear Plunge. The Polar Bear Plunge is a public event that allows people to “take the plunge”, diving into the near-freezing Chesapeake Bay in order to raise money for the Special Olympics.
BL students are expected to embody the school motto everyday in everything they do, both on and off the field. “If you think about it it’s Esse Quam Videri. That’s what this is about. It’s not about athletics its just the classroom in the afternoon.” Stated Thomas.
Fall at Boys’ Latin means a few different things: Halloween, the Bull Roast, and the St. Paul’s game. There has been a huge rivalry between the Lakers and Crusaders for decades and the game has become a big tradition between the two schools.