Hey y’all! I have to admit, last Friday was a pretty upsetting day. It was tough to come up short against Stratford, but you can bet I am still extremely proud to be a Bearcat. This football season has definitely been one to remember. Between making history as the first District Champion (and undefeated) team at Hawley and also coming home with a blowout win the first round of playoffs to become Bi-District Champs, I’d say we have a lot to be proud of. Our guys have done an outstanding job, and cheering for them this season really was an honor. Sometimes I think about all of the effort that goes into high school football-the hours upon hours of practice for the boys and coaches, the boys basically sacrificing their bodies the whole season, planning pep rallies every week, hauling everybody from game to game, fans and players giving up their Friday nights for almost three months-and I wonder, is football season really worth all this trouble? And honestly, I believe it is. Football really is an amazing game. It teaches heart, perseverance, and character. It unites us as a community. It creates endless memories for us students. So many people have been dedicating so much time and effort to these Friday night lights, and I don’t think we would have it any other way. It’s always sad for cheer season (or the football portion of cheer) to come to an end, too. I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself without having to prepare for a pep rally and game this next Friday. It’s a little bit of a relief, but definitely more so a bummer. Cheering really is an incredible experience, and there are so many things that I love about it. I love supporting our guys, I love giving hugs to sweet elementary kids every week at the pep rally, and I love dressing up and having so much school spirit. The thing that I love most, however, is my teammates. I absolutely love supporting our Bearcats with them on Friday nights. We get the job done on the sidelines, but we also just have a good time with each other. I’ll never forget these crazy fun memories that we’ve created and what it felt like to experience these great times with my girls. They made me laugh so hard, and maybe even made me come close to peeing my pants with laughter a couple times throughout the season hahaha. Even if they jeopardized my bladder, I was so thankful to have them by my side this year. I think I speak for all cheerleaders in the fact that it can be way more stressful than people realize, and we’ve all about lost our minds by the end of the season, but I wouldn’t change it. Through the good times and the hard times, football season brings everyone closer and creates town pride unlike anything else, with an encouraging "we believe" kind of atmosphere. Friday nights are going to seem a little empty after this week, but it’s a bittersweet feeling. Until next year, Bearcats.
Quote of the week: “When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” - Shannon L. Alder
Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed week!