BMHS PrideTime Reporter
Inside the gym of Wilton High School on a February night, the Bear pack gathered for their face off with Trumbull High School in Boys Basketball for the FCIAC semi-finals. However, you would still find multiple Senators amongst the bear pack in an attempt to cheer on NHS in their tournament run. “I thought the Norwalk team deserved to be supported as much as possible and I wanted to be part of the history if they made the championship,” said McMahon Senior Nik Wilson. Wilson continued saying, “I don’t think the rivalry has gone away, and personally, I have a lot of friends at both schools, but when you play against them there are no friends on the field.”
“Everyone got along so well I never even noticed McMahon students in the student section, we were all just having fun,” said Bear pack leader Joey Somma (‘18). If the roles were reversed, I would absolutely go to a McMahon game but not drop plans for it like I would for NHS.”
However, as expected, not everyone was on board with BMHS cheering on NHS. McMahon Junior, Pete Young, had some words to say about the merger: “People don’t understand the meaning of rivalry because I hate those people and I don’t want to sit with them in a student section or root for them, I’d rather see them lose.” Pete was not shy to share his opinion openly as he also tweeted about the situation. When asked about his ties to the hockey games, where both McMahon and Norwalk students play, he said, “I go to a bunch of hockey games but that’s because I have some boys from McMahon there. Any other event...you will not catch me there.”
Many wonder how this will affect the future of McMahon/Norwalk athletics, only time will tell.