Junior receiver Brandan Lisenby and the West Potomac football team defeated T.C. Williams 42-18 on Oct. 24.
Photo by Richard Maple
A snowstorm caused Fairfax County Public Schools to cancel classes and athletic events for more than a week. Some areas received more than 20 inches of snow during the weekend, according to the National Weather Service, creating a break from competition for local high school athletes.
West Potomac junior football/basketball player Brandan Lisenby shared his storm experience via email.
Q: How did the amount of snowfall in your neighborhood compare to what you thought would fall?
A: It was way more than I had expected; by far the most I’ve ever seen. At one point I went outside and the snow was up to my hips.
Q: What, if any, preparations did you and your family make for the storm?
A: The day before it started snowing hard, me and my mom went shopping and stocked up on food, flashlights and batteries to last us about a week.
Q: What did you do to pass the time during the storm?
A: I watched some NBA games and completed extra credit that a few of my teachers had assigned me.
Q: Did you play in the snow? If so, what did you do?
A: Yes, I played in the snow. I had a few snowball fights with my brother and friends and went sledding.
Q: Were you able to exercise/practice during the storm? If so, what did you do?
A: Yes, me and a couple of my friends/teammates went to some gyms and rec centers to shoot around and lift weights.
Q: The West Potomac boys' basketball team has won five straight. Are you concerned the team's success will be disrupted by the storm?
A: No, I believe that we have a talented team that is capable of coming off this storm ready to play and win.
Q: Are you interested in playing college basketball or football? How's that process going for you?
A: I would love to play either in college and the process is going pretty well for me. I’ve joined a few Web sites to help me with exposure and to get my name out there.