Defeating the Drought

The football team huddled up and got hype before the game began against Central Catholic on Friday. The team cheers before every game to get excited, a tradition that has been going on for quite some time. “I listen to hype music, bang on the lockers, jump up and down and say chants”, says Lamont Johnson about getting hype before the game.

After scoring 35 in the first half and shutting out Central Catholic, the Devils knew this was their game.
This past Friday, September 29, the football team visited Lafayette Central Catholic for one of the biggest games of the season. Hundreds of fans piled into LaRocca Field to view the showdown. The Devils did not disappoint. After a two year losing streak, the team was hungry for a victory. Not only did they come out with a win, but they shut out Central Catholic 49-0.

The night was still young when West Side fans began showing up to tailgate before the game. Students played games, made posters, and enjoyed the food while waiting for the game to begin. “My favorite part of the tailgate was Mrs. Mann’s clutch caramel brownies”, said Abby Hummels, 12. “The most fun part is getting hype after a really great play or during cheers.” In honor of tradition, the HellHole went all out in their all black outfits, while Central Catholic sported all white.

Seniors showed their RDP at the football game Friday against Central Catholic. Students wore all black while cheering during the 49-0 win. “I liked the blackout theme, but my favorite theme is definitely neon.” says Hannah Kidwell, 11.

Early in the game, the Devils showed their prominence on the field. Sage Hood, 11, was feeling hot the whole game, coming in with 5 total touchdowns for the Devils, all of which occurred in the first half. “It felt good,” said Hood, “Scoring is always fun, but winning as a team is the real prize of it all”.
Overall, the win for the Devils was a solid one, but is not the end of challenges for the devils. “A lot of people see us having an easy time getting out of our sectional,”says Spencer Blankmen, 10. ” We have to ignore that and be prepared for anything honestly. Teams will definitely get tougher down the road and we are mentally and physically prepared for that.”

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