Oak Bluffs School stages “world cup”

Tim Wallis (3rd grade) puts his knee to good use trying to get by Kyle Ribeiro (4th grade). Jeremy Regan supports the play.
Photo by Ralph Stewart

Tim Wallis (3rd grade) puts his knee to good use trying to get by Kyle Ribeiro (4th grade). Jeremy Regan supports the play.

The impact of last year’s World Cup was felt by soccer fans and players around the planet. So it was no surprise when second-graders at the Oak Bluffs School decided to stage a “world cup” of their own.

After defeating the third grade last year, the current third-grade class thought they could top their elders, now fourth-graders, once again. They were so confident that some of their classmates created an actual cup with the help of the art department. The fourth grade prevailed, however, in a tight match, 2-1.