On Oct. 4, the Manvel Maverick football team emerged victorious from the Battle of Highway 6 with a score of 37-13.

The Battle was drawn on over the course of a week, beginning with a luncheon on Oct. 2, during which representatives exchanged lighthearted banter, ate, and conducted an auction to raise funds for the athletic departments of both schools. Friday’s events began with a pep rally in the gym, attended by a very special guest. Olympic gold medalist DeeDee Trotter took the mic to give the Mavericks an uplifting pep talk. Finally, students and faculty packed the visitor stands at Alvin Memorial Stadium to watch The Battle unfold. Manvel led 37-3 at halftime, and managed to hold back Alvin throughout the second half, leading to the final victorious score of 37-13.

Story by: Karla Leyja

Photos by: Karla Leyja

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