KARI GOTTFRIED 9/2/2016
For all loyal Spartans, we know that the school year doesn’t really start when classes do. No, school is officially rung in when the Spartan football team kicks off at their first game of the year, the Friday before class start.
This year’s game was “Beach” themed, and CHS students went above and beyond expectations, one student wearing a life jacket (or PFD, as Anna Kern says). The student section of CHS was easily identified by their leis and raucous cheers.
The drumline (headed by junior Annie Lanker) brought pep to the game, adding to the atmosphere with catchy rythyms. “Dragon” is performed at touchdowns and interceptions, of which there were many for the Spartans. At halftime CHS was beating North Eugene 33-0.
The cheerleaders were gathering spirit as well, with a cheerful color shout to start them off. The cheerleading squad has gained many new faces this year, from all grades, but all work together very well. Many new cheerleaders have been doing cheer for years, with private teams, and the practice was certainly evident when the lifts were performed without a hitch.
A wonderful halftime performance, courtesy of the CHS Dance
The Spartans finished with a triumphant 52-33, after the Highlanders bounced back and tried to recover from a crushing first half.