Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins fans: Where is the line?

Video: The Baltimore Ravens practiced Wednesday as they continue preparations to square off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVIII in New Orleans. Baltimore will arrive in the Big Easy on Monday.

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By Dan Steinberg, Published: January 28

The line between Ravens and Redskins territory, if such a thing existed, might run directly through the halls of Reservoir High, a Howard County school located just west of Interstate 95 about halfway between downtown Baltimore and Washington.

It would run between the offices of school resource officer Jason Hall — a founding member of the school's Redskins Fan Club, whose walls are plastered with Redskins memorabilia — and assistant athletic director Josh Sullivan, a Ravens fan since the franchise arrived in Baltimore in 1996. Between freshman Sydney Lanham, whose grandfather attended Redskins games at Griffith Stadium, and her friend and North Laurel neighbor Alex Hedgren, whose mother recently wore purple on 17 straight days in honor of the Ravens.

And it might snake right through the Fulton school's gymnasium, where Ann Rager and Jamie Davis — friends and neighbors in the southeastern nook of Howard County for more than 15 years — recently discussed the passion that divides their 20723 zip code.

"I grew up a Redskins fan, and I've always been a Redskins fan," said Rager, 50.

"I was thinking about getting a Ravens tattoo this week," interjected Davis, 49.