Unifi Bowl: Ram loss does not damper student spirit

By Kaley Tritt - For The Tribune and Yadkin Ripple
Ram football players watch as play unfolds during the Unifi Bowl. - Kaley Tritt | SHS

BOONVILLE — The Starmount Rams lost 16-28 to the Forbush Falcons on a recent Friday night in the 2018 Unifi Bowl after successful tackles by the Falcons and the unfortunate fumbles by the Rams. That was Forbush’s first win in years.

Coaches and players kept their spirits high while fighting against the Falcons, however. Although the Starmount Rams may have lost, the team and school showed tremendous school spirit. Nearly all students were there, the student body was decked out in Starmount shirts and Ram gear. The entire night was a blur of confetti cannons, baby powder explosions, and pom-pom twirling.

Despite their best efforts and the loss, the students cheered the team on, encouraging them with their school spirit in the form of cannon blasts and chants. There was so much hope even though the scoreboard did not support that endeavor. The excitement from the antics of spirit week that led up to the game kept up student and staff spirit, even with the crushing blow of an FHS win.

Kaley Tritt is a member of the Starmount High School journalism club.

Ram football players watch as play unfolds during the Unifi Bowl.
https://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_fball_formatted.jpgRam football players watch as play unfolds during the Unifi Bowl. Kaley Tritt | SHS

By Kaley Tritt

For The Tribune and Yadkin Ripple