Football Culture Takes Over Friday Nights


It’s Friday night, smells of hamburgers and hot dogs fill the air. The game is about to begin. Everyone is decked out in white or blue, and the team is warming up. The game begins, and the energy of the crowd grabs you and pulls you into the game.

Not only is this the scene of Out-of-Door’s first football game, but it is the culture of high school football all over the United States of America. The Friday night tradition is going to the game, hanging out with friends, and cheering on the team who you feel pride for. This tradition of going to your school’s football game has become a prominent attraction among high schools. If you go to basically any high school you will definitely hear: “Are you going to the game tonight?”

Even though the Thunder lost their first home game last, students still cheered on the Thunder and shouted the cheer that they learned in the Pep Rally on the 2nd day of school.

And that is what the football culture is all about. It isn’t about winning or losing. It is more about the social events surrounding the game such as the movie night and the musical chairs halftime show.

If watching the game is not your thing, consider running Concession stand as a chance to earn service hours.

You don’t want to miss the rest of the games this season.

The schedule for the home games is as follows:

Friday, 10/02/15
7:00 p.m
vs. Bradenton Christian

Friday, 10/09/15

7:00 p.m
vs. St.Pete Catholic
Friday, 10/16/15
7:00 p.m
vs. Carrollwood Day School
Thursday, 11/05/15
7:00 p.m
Canterbury Ft. Myers