It wasn't about wining or losing Monday night for the City College High School Knights. It was about playing for their captain Ryan Glasgow III who was shot and killed Saturday.
BALTIMORE, Md. (WMAR) - It wasn't about winning or losing Monday night for the City College High School Knights. It was about playing for their captain Ray Glasgow III who was shot and killed Saturday.
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Police said Glasgow wasn't targeted and this was a case of mistaken identity.
Tears, hugs, and cheers. That was the scene at Monday's lacrosse championship game between City College and Mervo high schools.
"That was my family and people in the city just like to take peoples' lives for no reason," said Dasia Webb, Glasgow's cousin.
At the lacrosse game where he should've been leading his team as its captain, Glasgow's father stood in his place, wearing his jersey.
"He was a good boy he did everything, he worked for what he wanted he did what he had to do and it's not fair that he's gone," said cousin, Ramiya Holmes.
Even if you were a Mervo fan, Monday night, you were rooting for City. Even its own players did.
"Even though I'm wearing Mervo, it was all for City, I had to play for them, I had to play for that loss," said Mervo lacrosse player, Charles Pitt.
The loss could be felt by everyone, with every goal, with every missed opportunity.
"His presence when we're down, when we need a push, when we need that leader on the sideline, on the field, who's going to ignite the team, Ray is that guy," said Glasgow's coach, Anthony Ryan.
The Knights lost 9-7 but the Knights season is not over. They have the playoffs to look forward to.
Ryan and the team said they're ready and will be playing for Ray.
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