When high school football returned to the field last spring in the state of Illinois, it was great to see these talented athletes back in action. But it was impossible to ignore the empty stadiums devoid of supporters. The almost ominous calm showed that something was clearly missing from the atmosphere that makes high school football so great. To learn more, check out this article brought to you by Edward Medical Group.
The band is back together
This fall, in addition to the fans and student sections that fill the stands, the Friday night lights experience is rounded off with the return of the marching bands, dance teams and cheerleaders. A year ago, as football teams waited for their return to competition, the teams that keep fans standing throughout the game were also working hard. The bands set to work in the summer sun not knowing if they would be able to perform their routines in front of a crowd. The cheer and dance teams moved to virtual competitions, unable to tap into the energy of traditional crowds. But everyone did their best to make the most of a difficult situation.
“It was really hard to just tumble last year. But this year we stuck together and really grew as a team. It has been amazing, ”said Neuqua Valley senior cheerleader Sania Chisnell.
This fall, they are happy to be back in their places, bringing the spirit of gameday back to the background throughout the game.
The electric atmosphere returns
These elite student-athletes put in hours of work week after week to bring out the best in themselves, the crowd and even the players on the field.
Finally, the results of months of effort can be enjoyed by thousands of people every Friday night. It’s music to our ears.
For Naperville Sports Weekly, I’m Justin Cornwell.
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