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Week 5: Toyota Game Night Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- It was another exciting night of high school football throughout the District, Maryland and Virginia.

Tonight's Toyota Game of the Week brought us to Silver Spring, Maryland for Montgomery County's annual Battle of the Boulevard. Northwood welcomed a winless Blair squad and the teams from opposite ends of University Boulevard duked it out on the field to see who would be named the victor in this heated rivalry game. In the end, the Gladiators topped the Blazers, 42-0, recovering from last year's 16-8 loss to Blair.  

Northwood is now 3-2 and will look to continue their winning streak next week against Kennedy while Blair (0-5) will welcome Springbrook and keep fighting for their first W of the season.

Check out the results of our other marquee games:

-Dunbar blew past Ballou, 53-13

-Whitman toppled BCC, 35-0

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Battle Of The Blvd. Wins Game Of The Week

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA) -- Blair at Northwood is the Toyota Game of the Week! Tune in tonight at 11:15 to catch all the action from this showdown in Silver Spring as the Blazers and the Gladiators will once again face-off to be University Boulevard's top squad.

Last year, Blair defeated Northwood, 16-8 in this huge Montgomery County rivalry game.  Who do you think will earn bragging rights after tonight's match-up? Let us know on Twitter @hssnetdc, #BattleoftheBlvd.

We'll also have highlights from:

 -Lee at Oakton (Vienna, Va.) 

-Annandale at West Potomac (Alexandria, Va.)

Schools to Participate in Annual Del Ray Festival this Weekend

Schools to Participate in Annual Del Ray Festival this Weekend

From Alexandria City Public Schools:


John Adams Elementary School students will perform in concert and George Washington Middle School Campus students will lead an art project at Art on the Avenue, the annual Del Ray festival taking place this Saturday, Oct. 1, along Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria.

The John Adams Orff Ensemble will perform on the Children's Stage from 12:50 to 1:20 p.m. The group will play pieces composed by Carl Orff as well as African and American folk music. The students use percussion instruments that have pitch, such as the xylophone, and percussion that has no pitch, such as drums.

Tax Preparer Indicted For $3.4 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

ALEXANDRIA, VA. (WUSA) -- Osvaldo A. Mercado, 53, of Gainesville, Va., was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday for defrauding Virginia banks of nearly $3.4 million in fraudulent loans.

Mercado was indicted on conspiracy, six counts of bank fraud, two counts of mail fraud, and two counts of fraud in connection with identification documents, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia.

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Occasionally Cake Donates More than $500 of Cupcakes Sales to Football Program

Occasionally Cake Donates More than $500 of Cupcakes Sales to Football Program


Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. sold more than $500 worth of mini-cupcakes at a recent Mount Vernon High School football game to benefit the building of a turf field for Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, Va. The turf field fund was initiated by the late, Jeff Todd, former owner of Roy Rogers in Alexandria, Va. and active Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce member. The future turf field was dedicated to Jeff Todd for his efforts in raising monies for the Mount Vernon High School football program. Occasionally Cake is noted for their flavor-of-the-day cupcakes, and unique variety. Call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

 Mount Vernon High School has raised approximately $30,000 for the turf field.

1600's Ship Replica Visiting Alexandria First Week of October

From Deborah Padgett:


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed, a re-creation of one of the three vessels that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607, will be in Alexandria during the first week of October. Docked at the Alexandria City Marina, the ship will host public tours and school field trips October 4-9.  The Godspeed can be seen sailing in the Potomac River at midday October 3. 


Michelle Obama Shops At Washington-Area Target

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attention Target shoppers: You could have been standing in line with Michelle Obama.

The first lady, hard to recognize in a baseball cap and sunglasses, shopped Thursday at a Target store in Alexandria, Va., just outside Washington.

Casually dressed Secret Service agents arrived about a half-hour before Mrs. Obama, who walked in through the main entrance with an assistant. She spent 30 to 40 minutes shopping, pushing her own cart. She apparently was recognized only by the cashier who rang up her purchases.

Since coming to the White House, Mrs. Obama has lamented missing out on what she calls "normal stuff," like Target runs.

She isn't the first first lady to try to go out unrecognized. Hillary Rodham Clinton went for walks wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses, too.