With it being the beginning of the school year everyone at McMahon can't wait for this game under the lights on Jack Casagrande Field versus one of our biggest rivals, Norwalk High. With the excitement of the game approaching and pressure hanging on the boys, they rely on the hope that there will be a huge turnout.
On Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter you would see everyone amped up and making sure everyone would be there for the big rival game. Every student both at McMahon and Norwalk High were re-tweeting making sure that everyone would be at McMahon this Friday night. The McMahon Senators were hoping having the game at their home field would benefit not only the players but the turnout of the fans.
“You're used to it more, and more people show up, more fans show up, its just more hype for the players, the players get more amped up.” said Parker Grey, McMahon Junior.
The turnout of the McMahon student section this Friday was beyond what was expected. The bleachers were packed despite the temperature dropping. The amount of people, both students and parents that showed up to cheer on the players for a possible advancement to states was for sure a sight to see. Every McMahon senator dressed up in red, white, and blue, and every Norwalk bear dressed up in bright neon colors.
“I think seeing all the people that show up shows how much they care about the rivalry… after watching the game it definitely showed that McMahon had more school spirit seeing how many people showed up compared to Norwalk High,” said Marco Ceci, Junior from Norwalk High,
Both Student sections had a big turn out, one more than the other, but besides that, both sections had the players amped up as well as keeping the audience entertained. With McMahon Seniors, Jalen Mullins, Jason Thornly, Bryanna Perez, and John Gatt leading chants to hype up the crowd, to Norwalk High Bears playing music on speakers, the crowd was excited to see the turn out of the game and to see which school would win the rivalry boys soccer game this year.
“I went to McMahon so its kinda what the McMahon spirit is, it's nice to see the Pride Continue on,” said McMahon parent, Harry Mallios, who seemed filled with joy to see all the students still showing such school spirit at big rival games.