Students show off their spirit for homecoming

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

Spirit week is officially underway at Staples and the anticipation for Saturday’s homecoming game is palpable. The 1-1 Wreckers will take on the Westhill Vikings, who have also opened the season with a 1-1 record. The 1:30 p.m. start time has been cause for conversation among the student body, who last year experienced the electric atmosphere of a homecoming game under the lights, but is still enthusiastic about this year’s event.

Ben Thaw ’16 is playing Staples football for his third straight year, and said that the team is, “feeling good about the game.” He continued, “[Westhill] is a good team, but if we execute we’ll be fine.”

Wrecker Nicolaas Esposito ’15 is also optimistic about his team, and said, “I think it really hinges on how well our defense plays and whether or not we can get stops. Despite our one loss I feel we have a very strong team and am excited to see how good we can be.”

One tradition that accompanies the homecoming game is the motorcade that the senior girls put on. Senior Sam Kratky expressed her excitement.

Kratky said, “I am so excited to be in the motorcade. Seeing pictures from the previous seniors during motorcade makes it look like so much fun and I have been looking forward to it since freshman year.” On the time of the game she added, “Even though the game would be cool under the lights, it’s really nice that it’s in the afternoon because it is a lot warmer outside, which will make the game more enjoyable.”

As always, a big turnout is expected, and with anything close to the energy that students brought to the first game of the season, the Wreckers should have plenty of support.