By: Kaylee Elko, Journalism staff editor
Despite the stuffy and stagnant heat that swarmed through the gymnasium on Friday, Sept. 16, Eureka High School’s “Got Game Teams” livened the crowd as they competed against one another in “Minute to Win It” games at the pep assembly to kick off Homecoming week.
Each #gotgames team is compiled of four members, and they each had to come up with an original name for their group. One by one, each of the groups was announced in front of the student section and made their appearance in preparation for the first competition of the week.
Senior Taylor Wiegand, a member of the Candy Kids team, described her experience. “I learned to hike a football through a hula-hoop, but instead of a football I had to use a roll of toilet paper. Also, I was wearing a tutu so that made everything better.”
New experiences not only affected Taylor Wiegand but one of her rival competitors as well. Taryn Gustafson, a member of the Powderpuff Girls team felt the intensity of the games along with the heat radiating from the packed audience.
When her team was announced, Taryn went long as Lara Wuethrich threw the football to her for a completed pass. The football players were on their feet cheering. “I was really nervous that I wasn’t going to be able to make the catch due to how hot the gym was, but as soon as I felt the ball in my arms I knew I had it.”
Throughout all of Homecoming week, these groups will compete against one another while participating in acts of kindness and competitions around the school. Keep an eye out for each team, and cheer them on all the way to the end. May the best team win! LET THE GAMES BEGIN!