Amid turmoil and confusion, our dire students struggled to find ways to keep their Homecoming dreams alive. First, being interrupted by Covid, these students felt defiant. Eager to return to a sense of normalcy, the students rushed to school, genuinely excited to be there for the first time this school year. With the occasional whine and grumble, the students accepted that their future at school would require masks. Talking muffled and stuffy breath, students kept a single focus in their hearts. If only we can have our Homecoming dance… that’s all we need.
“We come out on the field. We come ready to play, and we all huddle up in the middle in the end zone. Alright! I go in the middle, and I say, ‘Let me hear my line!’ (yelling) ‘Let me hear my line!’ (yelling) ‘Let me hear that skill, man!’ (yelling) ‘I said let me hear that skill!’ (yelling) ‘Let me hear my eagles in the team scream!’ (screaming) ‘1-2-3 EAGLES!’ And that’s how we do it Maple Mountain.” -James Warren, Defensive Lineman