The Final Countdown
It was my senior year of high school and football season was drawing a near end. My high school's football team had made it to the third round of the state playoffs and everyone was very excited and anxious to see what Friday night had in store. It had been a very long time since Washington County High School's football team had made it that far. So Sunday, the varsity cheerleaders and the Gold Dusters, the high school dance team of which I was captain, got together and made hundreds and hundreds of posters to hang around town and all over the school. We also made the football boys and the coaches special tags to wear on game day.
On Monday, we hung the signs all over the school. That same day, my senior class had a meeting at break about going to talk to Mrs. Wynn, our principal, about having pep-rallys every day for the rest of the week. To our amazement, she said "Yes, that sounds like a wonderful idea" and began planning. Everyone was so excited to be able to attend the game because "if we win this one, we will get to play in the final state playoff game" the whole football team kept repeating. Tuesday morning, the day started off with a big pep-rally. The band played "Go Big Gold", "Iron Man", and "The Fight Song". The Gold Dusters performed a dance and the cheerleaders cheered. After all that, the football team and the coaches said a few words. Later that day, the senior class went to Buster's seafood restraunt for lunch and planned everything for the next day, but little did we know, our plans were not going to go as planned.
Wednesday morning started off with a bang! The principal came over the intercom and told the entire high school to report to the football field. When we all finally got in the stadium and took our seats, we were shocked by what we saw. On the field was a gigantic water slide, a dunking booth with the assistant principal sitting inside, and every other game one could imagine. Mrs. Wynn informed us that,...