Student column: Plenty of Tiger pride on display this yearThis year Farmington’s fan section at the football games has hit an all-time best; every Friday night the stands are packed full of people all decked out in the week’s chosen theme. Even at away games our fan section is comparable with the home team’s. It’s a no brainer that Farmington has tons of Tiger spirit!
By: Marissa Opp, The Farmington Independent
This year Farmington’s fan section at the football games has hit an all-time best; every Friday night the stands are packed full of people all decked out in the week’s chosen theme. Even at away games our fan section is comparable with the home team’s. It’s a no brainer that Farmington has tons of Tiger spirit!
Our team this season is making it very easy to be proud to be a Tiger; in their first four games they won each and every game -- including New Prague’s homecoming game. They are making amazing plays -- there was 88-yard touchdown run the first game of the season -- and the team doesn’t give up. They keep it positive. They are putting all those two-a-day practices to good use, and it’s definitely affected how much the school has gotten into the games. Everyone seems to be going to the games; there are the usual super fans but this year more and more underclassmen are going as well. (This is so great because someday they’ll have to be the super fans leading the fan section. Learn young!) Even though I’m not in the fan section, I’m down on the field cheering the boys on. I can tell that our winning streak has been uniting our school more than previous years.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m no sports pro but even I’m addicted this year! The games are just so exciting and after every win you get on a winning-high! Every game the cheering gets louder and crazier. The girls and I on the cheer team call the day after a game a “cheer hangover.” Our voices are gone, we hurt, and are 100 percent exhausted. The “cheer hangover” is the sign of a good game the night before, and even though sometimes it’s uncomfortable, I always kind of secretly enjoy my “cheer hangover.” (Ooops, I guess it’s not a secret anymore!)
Do you go to the football games to support your home team? You definitely should! As I’ve been saying this whole article — the games are a ton of fun! You don’t even need to be a student of Farmington to go. The games are fun for parents, alumni and community members as well. Here’s the schedule for the rest of the season:
Oct. 5, Tigers vs. Chanhassen at Chanhassen High School
Oct. 12, Tigers vs. Holy Angels at Tiger Stadium
Oct. 17, Tigers vs. Shakopee at Shakopee High School
I’m speaking on the behalf of the football team, the cheerleading squad, and the entire school body when I say I hope to see you at the next game! Come show your tiger spirit!
Marissa Opp is a student at Farmington High School. Her column appears every other week.