August 17th, a day of many firsts— the first Friday of the school year and the first football game for WSSA this season, and against our rivals as well. Hundreds of students from both schools flocked to the bleachers this evening to support their favorite team, or perhaps both of them.
The game was a tough one for a while with APPA in the lead, but there was one small move that helped the Bulls take over the Bobcats during the fourth quarter. Aiden Fade of the APPA Bobcats fumbled the ball with one minute left on the clock. The ball was then taken up by WSSA’s quarterback Evan Josipovic, who then kicked it through the goal in the last few seconds of the game, gaining 8 points and the first win for the team.
The stands bursted out into cheer and lasted that way for a while— one side thrilled to have won, the other enraged to see the game slip from their hands so easily. Just like every year, this game is the first straw among many that separates the two related schools and pits them against each other. To be safe, security guards were at the exits to prevent any fights from starting between the two groups of students.