By RANI CHOR
Football competed against rival Los Altos HS in the annual Battle for the Wheel on Aug. 24.
During the game, students and staff cheered from the stands to support the team. Despite the encouragement, football lost with a final score of 0-35.
However, football captain senior Nick Aguayo believes the school’s support contributed to a positive atmosphere on the field.
“Everyone cheering us on gave us more of a [relaxed] vibe,” Aguayo said. “At the same time, competing and showing school spirit pumped everybody [up] and gave us good [energy].”
In preparation for the game, Associated Student Body (ASB) arranged a spirit week that included spirit days such as Monday Mayhem, Tackle Tuesday and Classy or Trashy Thursday.
ASB advisor Patricia Branconier-Habash appreciated the opportunity for students and staff to show their spirit.
“It is all about the cardinal and gold,” Habash said. “I love to see [our] unity as a school [when everyone] dresses up to show wildcat pride.”
On the day of the game, ASB hosted a lunch rally in the amphitheatre to promote excitement among students.
Freshman Anett Pajuelo enjoyed her first high school rally but felt all the support made the team’s loss more unfortunate.
“It was funny how [football] beat up the piñata [at the rally], though I feel like more people could [have] showed up. [The loss] made us feel [disappointed], as if we could [have] won but did not,” Pajuelo said.
ASB will be at Club Rush on Sept. 13 and 14.