Football Team's Participation In Buccaneer Friday

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The most popular sport in the south, football, is a game that stumbled out of rugby and soccer. In 1823, English soccer player, William Ebb Ellis picked up the ball and ran with it, inspiring the students of Princeton to become involved in a sport they called “ball town”. The first football game took place on November 6th of 1869 in Brunswick, New Jersey between the Rutgers and Princeton. One hundred spectators gathered to watch a game with no helmets, uniforms or developed scoring system. The Rutgers won the game with a final score of 6 to 4. Walter Camp, the father of American football, later evolved the rules of the game as a coach and athletic director at Yale. Today, most football teams use a well-developed point system along with …show more content…
Any student that attends Hoover High School knows that on Friday that will see many different uniforms including: dance team, cheerleaders, color-guard, football players, and the band members. Between every class, the fight song will be played over the intercom and a certain anxiousness overcomes the student body as the hours upon game time draw near. Most Fridays, class schedules will be shortened so that there will be time for a pep rally at the end of the day. As soon as the bell dismisses students from school, the struggle to get ready begins. Buccanettes will report straight to the dance room where the parents would have set out dinner and in a few hours the team will have eaten and completely transformed into 15 identical members. Each individual wore a bright orange sparkly uniform, made by the same woman who makes uniforms for major SEC dance teams including Alabama’s crimsonettes and Auburn’s tiger eyes. Along with the uniform came white boots, gloves and a feather head-piece. Before every game we cleaned our boots with Clorox wipes and whitened them with shoe polish. Each member wore suntan shade Capezio tights with suntan shade fishnets on top. Along with matching uniforms, we would all wear matching Mary- Kay brand makeup: Liquid foundation, setting powder, blush number 37, false eyelashes style number 420 and black cherry lipstick. In …show more content…
To accommodate all band members, auxiliary and coaches, Hoover would need around 10 extremely overcrowded buses. Along with buses for the students, Hoover also provided U-Haul trucks which would hold instruments and props for the show. All members of the band began loading necessary halftime show items an hour before bus departure. For the games early in the season this chore became a pain due to the weather. Carrying instruments, flags and other props took time and with the sun beating down on us, we were unable to finish without heavy sweating. The auxiliary bus specifically would seat around 60, very sweaty people. Each bus would call role while we all sat, impatiently, counting down the seconds until the buses headed to the game. Once we arrived at the stadium, every person was nearly jumping off the bus with excitement. Most passengers would undoubtedly claim that the bus ride was the worst part of the Friday football

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