Dirty Drumline seeks to increase school spirit

Watch: The origins of the Dirty Drumline

This year’s football games now feature more than one drum line at Friday’s game as the class of 2015 tries to revive a tradition from the school’s first years.

“I wanted to bring spirit back to the student section, so I thought, let’s use trash cans,” senior Greg Watson said. “I asked a couple of friends and they all thought it was a good idea and grew from there.”

Calling themselves the Dirty Drumline, they are adorned with matching white sweatshirts and black and red bandanas. They debuted at the season opening game against Mansfield Legacy.

I thought the Dirty Drumline helped the school spirit a lot, we got into that game a whole lot more.”

— junior Shane Gentry

“I thought the Dirty Drumline helped the school spirit a lot,” junior Shane Gentry said. “We got into that game a whole lot more.”

Although the alternative drum line may have helped the fans get more spirited, other student groups aren’t so sure about the need for the Dirty Drumline.

“They were trying to do what we do, like it was so easy,” senior band member Jessica Goodrich said. “It just seemed like they were duplicating what we were doing when we already have a perfectly good [drumline].”

With the majority of the season still in front of the team, the goal is that everyone is able to rally behind the football team this fall in their own way.

“If we work together to raise school spirit, it can be good,” Goodrich said.

 

 

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