There was talk about Loudon County being the home of Class AA Girls Basketball with both Freedom and Loudon County claiming the State Championships this week in Richmond. But there was another set of book end titles captured down at the Siegel Center as Region B claimed both of the Class A Girls Crowns.
The two schools are separated by a number of issues besides the ones that you need a Garmin to figure out. 160 miles of Old Dominion countryside separate the Shenandoah District (Gap) and Bull Run District (Mason) campuses but that is just the beginning. Buffalo Gap is small town America where everyone knows everyone and a traffic jam might be ten cars on the same stretch of scenic VA-42. In fact the busiest the community gets is when those pesky Red Pride folks make their way to Swoope.
George Mason is located in the hustle and bustle of the Greater Metropolitan Washington D.C area. Bruce Alger just found the line I was looking for - if George Mason is Espresso then Gap is decaf. Big City/Small Town at its finest but today these two schools share a very special bond in that they both earned the right to be called Class A State Champions!!!
Region B take pride in the efforts of your Titles...