Coach Tal Bayer built D.C.’s all-black Pride rugby high school team into a national powerhouse which graduates nearly all of its players. Saying goodbye was a painful, season-long process.
Perry Street Prep is one of the only all-black rugby teams in the nation. Before each game, the Pride team forms a circle and sings "Lift Every Voice," the black national anthem. Then Jihad Khabir leads them in a chant before they break the huddle.Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post