A good thing about the 2021-22 high-school sports year is there have been some good switches of local teams moving to different districts.
The Marshall Statesmen and Wakefield Warriors from the National District of the past half-dozen years or so, have moved to the Liberty District. That means natural neighborhood rivalries will resume again between Marshall and the McLean Highlanders and the Langley Saxons and Marshall, along with Wakefield rejoining Arlington rivals Washington-Liberty and Yorktown in the Liberty.
What that means is many of those rivalries that have not always occurred in recent seasons, are back on in all sports between the many teams this school year and going forward, hopefully.
Marshall and Wakefield never should have been separated from those rivals in the first place.
Now that a wrong has been righted, let those rivalries resume, and we’ll see what happens.
– Dave Facinoli