It is no secret that Christian Brothers has an unwavering amount of school spirit. With our own array of creative cheers and the mighty Falcon Force squad, CB brings hype to all the football games. But how does CB’s spirit match up to that of other high schools? Talon and KBFTs Isabella Frazier attended three […]
It is no secret that Christian Brothers has an unwavering amount of school spirit. With our own array of creative cheers and the mighty Falcon Force squad, CB brings hype to all the football games. But how does CB’s spirit match up to that of other high schools? Talon and KBFTs Isabella Frazier attended three football games in one short night to see how each school portrays school spirit in their own sui generis way.
We kicked off the night at the Franklin football game held at Jesuit, and despite the sweltering heat and small turnout, the cheer team carried enough Wildcat pride to compensate for the empty spots in the bleachers. We spoke with a very welcoming Franklin student, Parker Sikora, about what makes Franklin’s cheering section special. She noted that the diversity at Franklin contributes to their game day traditions.
“My favorite part is when they play music during the breaks and everyone comes together and gets hyped,” she said.
Then we sat down with Franklin fan Devon V., who clued us in on how Franklin brings school spirit to every game.
“We make sure people know who we are and always bring the Wildcat pride,” he said. Devon added that his favorite cheer is the Wildcat victory song that Franklin sings at the end of every home win.
After the Franklin game, we hightailed it to Hughes Stadium where we attended the C.K. McClatchy football game. It’s an understatement to say that the CKM Lions brought the hype; the bleachers were packed and the student section was roaring. Even the colossal walls that surround Hughes Stadium struggled to hinder the sounds from the stentorian crowd.
McClatchy students Gabriel Shepherd and Jacob Cortes explained how diversity and brotherhood shape the unified and vivacious CKM cheering section.
Gabriel says “ McClatchy is a one big family” and pointed to the crowd. Jacob laughed and added that the diversity at McClatchy makes it easy for everyone to have a good time. We also chatted with McClatchy junior Luke Ellington, who shed some light on special CKM traditions.
“McClatchy puts the school band front in center on the field. Everyone is really talented so it is great to not only watch football, but watch [the band] too,”. The junior added, “We put baby powder on our hands and throw it up and it makes a big white cloud. That is one of the best parts of the student section”.
We wrapped up the night talking with a group we know very well: the CB Falcons. Even though it was an away game, CB students, faculty, and families huddled around the field attentively supporting the football boys.
We spoke to varsity football player, Myles Wayne (’20), who explained his appreciation for Falcon Force and their dedication to bringing hype to all the football games.
“I like the Falcon Force because they come to every game and support the team. I think more [CB students] should show up and support the team too”.
After the game, we caught up with Hunter Dierlam (‘20) who explained the vibe commonly found at CB football games, “The best thing about the CB cheering section is the wonderful environment.”
Through unique traditions and special cheers, each school portrays school spirit in their own unique way. However, the undeniable brotherhood at CB makes it truly the place to be. So let’s continue to show support for our CB sports teams by bringing hype to all the games and making CB’s cheering section even better!