Homecoming: Players Have No Fear

By Lexie Mull, Current Staff

Friday’s homecoming football game might prove to be spooky wooky.

This year, West Bend’s traditional homecoming varsity battle between its two high schools is scheduled for the frightening date of Friday the 13th. The game will kick off 7 p.m. at Carl Pick Memorial Field.

Both teams are embracing the eerie quirk in the calendar. Jeff Rondorf, East’s head coach, said that it adds a little spice to the game, and his players are confident heading into the game.

“It’s gonna be scary when we beat them,” East junior MJ Flores said.

Several West players think it’s pretty cool, too. Sophomore Quentin Hanson said playing on Friday the 13th will be “sick,” while junior Josh Johnson called it “awesome.”

“This will definitely help us beat the odds,” said Hunter Nobles, a West junior.

West head coach Mitch Draxler didn’t even realize that the game was on such a creepy day until asked about it.

“Either way, the boys are going to do their best to play hard and win,” Draxler said.

Friday’s events begin with a pep assembly during school hours. The parade starts at 4 p.m., traveling east from the corner of Decorah Road and Main Street toward the high schools. The homecoming dance is 8 p.m. Saturday in the WBHS fieldhouse.

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