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Georgetown Prep‘s a private school that has an indoor track and golf course on campus and overall athletic facilities so fabulous that professional teams rent ’em. Friendship Collegiate Academy‘s a public charter school with no home football field and a place where the athletes are forced to use a storage bin as a locker room.

But that’s why they play the games! (No, that cliche doesn’t really make sense here, but I love it so much I’m gonna use it anyway!) Friendship came from behind to beat Georgetown Prep 22-16, in a game played Friday at the country club with teachers in North Bethesda.

The win keeps Friendship undefeated, with all three wins coming in games that weren’t decided until the last possession. This time, the Knights took the lead by scoring on a fourth-down pass halfway through the fourth quarter and held on.

There’s been some character growth among the Knights: Friendship is learning to kick. The Knights converted the team’s first extra points of the season after the first two touchdowns against the Little Hoyas.

Friendship takes this week off, but the season-long soap opera featuring The Nation’s Best Team That Uses a Storage Bin as a Locker Room will pick up on Sept. 23 with a game in Chicago against St. Leo.

Keep the dial right here as we follow the Knights all fall, or at least for as long as they make us look good for jumping on the Friendship bandwagon!