After the long winter, the zoners needed some excitement. The teams were divided into four groups. Each group matched up 16 squads according to their rank. The rules were simple. The squad with the most kills wins. Brackets were filled out. Food rations were wagered. “March Madness” was in full swing.
In the first round, the 12th squad upset the 5th and the 17th shut out the 22nd.
Fun was had by both the Corps and the Zone residents.
The fun didn’t last.
Just like March’s of the past, the tourney was full of surprises. The biggest surprise came when, during the Elite Eight round, the 67th squad failed to return to Hancock.
Instead of Vandross singing “One Shining Moment” at the conclusion of the tourney, it ended with “On Eagle’s Wings” at their memorial service.