Top 5 reasons students go to football games


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Story by Connor Brooks, staff writer

1. Organized Activities-Joseph Gordon
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“I enjoy the games a lot. I would go to them even if I wasn’t in band because they are enjoyable to watch. Playing in the stands is my favorite part of football games. I do enjoy the dancing. It makes the games a lot more fun.”





2. School Spirit-Colby Gillespie

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“It is senior year and I want to go out with a bang. I never really was that spirited in first years of high school and I want to make last year special. [I am spirited because] if you ever hear a voice that comes out of the crowd it is always me. The cheering gives initiative for the players to put their heart into the games. I make a point to cheer for them even if they are losing because the players love having support. Yes, I made the wooden TWA letters for the Texas vs. Arkansas game.”




3. Friends go-Luke Calhoon

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“I just feel like hanging out with my friends when I don’t have much to do and the football games are a good way to do this. I enjoy the games because I like to see how [Texas High] is doing in them. [My friends] are just at the game because they like making fun of the other team. We also rip off our shirts once a year at a game. We have to figure out which game to do it at every year. The Texas vs. Arkansas is definitely not an option because of the long-standing rivalry. It would get us kicked out.”




4. Fun-Aubree Cramer

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Getting to be on the field at games makes them a lot of fun and I like the special view that I have there. I know a lot of players and this makes them a lot more enjoyable too. I enjoy the chants and usually participate in the ones that the cheerleaders start. The annual Texas vs. Arkansas game is the most fun because I am focused the entire time on the game and because they are the most intense. The ongoing rivalry makes it this way.




5. Leadership-Wade Johnston

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“I am not forced to go to games but it is good to participate in things if you are in leadership. You shouldn’t sign up [for leadership] if you don’t like the football games. I definitely would still go to games even if I wasn’t in leadership.  [Leadership] gets you to be more involved in cheering and especially with the team. This is because you get to set up before and after game.”