The first football game of the year is a time-honored tradition to attend, and students were glad to be back after missing it last year.
The game, which took place on Sept. 10, was played at Hull High School against Blue Hills. Though the Pirates lost by four points, Hull students cheered and supported their team throughout the game and half-time, when HHS cheerleaders gave a stellar performance.
It was a white-out game, so Hull students were clearly visible in the stands as they shouted their support.
“It was really good to have it back,” said Matt Mcluskey, student body president. “We really missed out last year.”
While spectators were allowed at games last year, the season was in early spring, so there was no traditional start of an HHS football game. For Mcluskey, it was “really great to see our football players back on the field.”
While Mcluskey said turnout was good, “students could have done a little bit more.” However, he noted that there more games to come when, he hopes, more students will attend. One such game will take place Oct. 1 – the Homecoming game, another returning HHS tradition.
As for the Sept. 10 game, Mcluskey also noted that leading up to the kickoff, “everyone was very excited,” from the players and cheerleaders to the student body as a whole.
“Even during the game, everyone was very happy to be there,” he said.
This year spectators did not have to wear masks during the game and were even able to purchase food and drinks at the HHS PTO Snack Shack, adding to the happiness at being back.
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