Fans should stay with team until end
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I would like to say how much I have enjoyed the Andalusia High School football season.
The guys are working hard and doing a great job. I would also like to say how disappointed I was in the fans this past Friday night. Yes, they showed up, but they didn’t show out. Even the cheerleaders were lazy. There were times when they had to be prodded to get a cheer started, just as Jim Walker had to prod the fans to get up on their feet and cheer to help our players when we were struggling to get a first down.
It was a tough game, but that’s exactly when the players need us the most. When we’re behind is not a time to give up. I’m one of those who believe that it ain’t over until it’s over. I believe in playing hard every minute, every play, whether winning or losing, until the clock winds down to “00.” I also believe the fans and cheerleaders should show their support until it’s over.
Unfortunately, the volleyball players and some parents missed the giant pep rally that was held the night before the first game because we had a game out of town. But, as I read about it in the paper the next day, Joe Cope was quoted as saying that the team with the loudest fans usually wins, so the city should show up at the games and voice their support. We did that until this past week.
There will be a lot of fans and parents who will be upset with me for writing this. It’s OK. I can take it; however, I hope there will be even more who agree with me and will show their pride and support this week during the homecoming game and the rest of the season as we strive to be victorious in the remainder of our games.
“Bulldog Pride…Catch it!”
AHS football fan and band parent