The lads at Boys' Latin have been telling anyone who will listen this spring that there is more than one great lacrosse team in the Maryland Scholastic Association, and they'll get one last chance to prove it.
Coach Bob Shriver's Lakers, who have performed in the shadow of top-ranked St. Paul's this season, will try to avenge their lone loss in Friday's A Conference championship game at 5 p.m. at UMBC against the Crusaders.
No. 2 Boys' Latin (18-1) crushed No. 3 Severn, 12-4, in yesterday's semifinals, a performance that had Admirals coach Rob White questioning the Lakers' underdog status.
"Boys' Latin is just as good as St. Paul's," White said. "That's a good matchup."
St. Paul's took the regular-season meeting, 7-6, the most goals allowed by Boys' Latin this season.
"Today was definitely our best game of the season," said senior attackman Kevin Bryan, who had one goal and two assists. "We've been coming together all year. St. Paul's deserves to be No. 1, and it's up to us to grab it away from them."