Anyone who is a truly dedicated fan of a team really has to be willing to go the extra mile. You will experience the “thrill of victory and the agony of defeat”, like the old introduction to ABC’s Wide World of Sports used to say. If you are a Cleveland Browns’ fan, you will experience decades of perpetual disappointment, and wonder how this all happened…
Fortunately for Independence Blue Devil fans, this fall sports season was the most successful in the history of our school district. A state title, a regional championship, district championships, sectional titles, it was truly a season without peer. One of the best parts of this fall season was the SENSATIONAL work that was put in by our I.H.S. Student Spirit Section! Week after week, our student section made the effort to support and cheer our athletes on. This included both home and away contests. Our Student Section could always be counted on to get the fan base fired up.
I have two favorite memories of the Student Section from this fall. The first one is from Saturday, October 28th. The Student Section made the trip out to Elyria High School to cheer on the volleyball team in the District Final. After that, many of members of the Student Section, along with the entire volleyball team, made the trip to Berea to cheer on the Boys’ Soccer team in their District Final. It was a bitterly cold day for late October, with a biting wind. This did not stop our Student Section from turning out to cheer on the team.
It is amazing how transforming the power of school spirit can be. The genuine support that our students have shown for each other during this fall season will never be forgotten! Thanks to everyone who makes up our TREMENDOUS Student Spirit Section! We are proud of you! See you at our winter sporting events!