By Zoe Ashe-Jones
The River is Rising.
Emblazoned on the back of our shirts, in hashtags on Instagram and Twitter, and yelled from the stands, it’s finally coming true.
After a week of pajamas, pep rallies, and plenty of school spirit, Riverside’s football team beat Panther Creek 49-21, proving that Riverside is indeed on the rise.
“We put in a lot of work throughout the season to be competitive in conference play,” said senior quarterback Cole Infinito. “It was great to see that come to fruition. We have a great coaching staff who really knows what they’re doing and we as a team have really embraced the coaches and each other.”
Riverside’s Friday win capped off a week of victories for all kinds of Pirate sports. On Thursday, the field hockey team beat Jordan 2-1 for a senior night triumph, and on Friday the cross country team beat Northern, also on senior night. Additionally, on their senior night, the tennis team beat Athens Drive 7-2.
“Shoutout to my field hockey ladies for that win!” said junior Katie Parler.
Thanks to a lot of hard work from athletic trainer Sarah Bell, there were homecoming shirts for sale and a pep rally the Friday of the game.
“I liked the shirts and the pep rally,” said Infinito. “It seemed like there were a lot of people at the game.”
From pajamas to workout clothes and homecoming shirts, RHS students celebrated every day leading up to homecoming.
“My favorite day was Tropical Tuesday,” said senior Justin Mofield. “I got to wear my tropical shirt!”
“Tropical Tuesday was my favorite day too,” said Parler. “I liked seeing how creative people got with dressing up.”
With days ranging from Throwback Thursday to Pajama Day, there was something for everyone.
“My favorite day was Wacky Workout Wednesday,” said math teacher Hana Baskin. “I own all of the correct clothing for it.”
“I dressed up because I think it’s fun,” said sophomore Kaia Spero. “I don’t see why anyone wouldn’t want to wear their pajamas to school.”