HAGERSTOWN -- Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II wore his neutrality on his sleeves Monday as he talked up Friday's North-South high school football game.
He had on a specially created football jersey that had South Hagerstown High School's green on the front and shoulders, and North Hagerstown High School's red on the back and biceps.
"Go Hubs. Go Rebels," Bruchey said at a televised press conference at Hagerstown City Hall.
The jersey was the handiwork of Jen Kram, who works in the city's Community Affairs office.
Kram said it took her about four hours to separate the parts of the North and South jerseys, then combine them.
With Bruchey fashioning the latest in nonpartisanship, the coaches and principals from both schools took turns playing up the game, while remaining respectful toward their opponents.