By: senior Noah Dixon, Journalism editor
With the screaming fans, local JFL in the team huddle and the six painted bodies cheering on their home team, the atmosphere of the blackout football game on Friday, Sept. 4 was a demonstration of true Eureka spirit, despite the final score. Senior drum major Catherine Argo said, "The high school fan section really stepped it up this year. Their enthusiasm really pumped up the rest of the crowd."
Senior cheerleader Amber Sanders also enjoyed the fan section but added that she enjoyed "showing off the new uniforms and stunts, as well as having EHS 2015 graduate Lydia Spurgeon come back and stunt with us."
The Hornets put up a tough fight against the Bulldogs but ultimately were unable to pull out a win, with a final score of 7-31. The game saw some intense plays, such as recovered fumbles and senior Jason Folkerts’ insane interception towards the end of the first half, which was senior Andrew Hoelscher's and many other players’ favorite moment in the game.
"The score didn't reflect how we played," Hoelscher stated. They played as a team, and that in itself is a victory. The team currently has a record of 1-1.
Cheer on the Hornets with the same enthusiasm as they continue their season on Friday, Sept. 11 at Central Catholic.