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Paul Shu was a running back on the first GW High football team in 1935. A standout at VMI, Shu was a 10th round NFL draft pick in 1940 and elected into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.

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Glory Days in Alexandria

ASC celebrates Old Oaken Bucket rivalry.

From George Washington High School’s opening in 1935 until 1968, Thanksgiving mornings were synonymous with the pinnacle matchup of Virginia high school football. Residents and visitors braved plummeting temperatures and postponed culinary preparations to attend the grand spectacle of talent and grit known as the Old Oaken Bucket rivalry between GW and Arlington’s Washington-Lee High School.

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