Boys track and field: Sam Houston, Alamo Heights decide trophy winner via Rock, Paper, Scissors

Members of Alamo Heights and Sam Houston boys track teams pose with District 27/28-5A team trophy Thursday night at Rutledge Stadium. (Courtesy photo).

Sam Houston and Alamo Heights each scored 110 points in the boys team standings and were declared co-champions of the District 27/28-5A area meet held Friday at Rutledge Stadium.

However, only one could take home the team trophy. Instead of a coin flip, which is usually the custom in similar circumstances, the schools decided the matter with a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors between Sam Houston’s Jonathan Challenger and Alamo Heights’ Brendon McClinton. Challenger, one of the area’s top athletes, apparently needs to shore up his RPS game. He lost and Alamo Heights got to take home the hardware.

“It was done right in the middle of the field,” Alamo Heights coach Randy Osborne said. “It was awesome to see the kids get along like this and the reaction.”

All is not lost for the Hurricanes. Another trophy is being ordered and will be delivered to the school at later date.

“It was great unity and sportsmanship showed by the athletes and teams,” Sam Houston coach Gregg Desmarais said.

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