Dream themes: Decked out to cheer on the Eagles

Riley Corona

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When getting ready for a Friday night football game, some of the excitement comes from showing spirit. Etowah students take the best dressed competition seriously. Most people have a favorite theme and look forward to dressing for it. 

 The first game of the season is always Hawaiian to allow everyone to say “aloha” to the season. 

“I am Hawaiian, so it makes dressing up for the Hawaiian theme more fun,” Cole Ellis, senior, said. 

This year, Eagles Connection added new themes, such as That 70s game, Rumble in the Jungle, and Welcome to the Rodeo. Students are excited for the Western game because of endless ideas on how to dress. This could include using a bandana as a mask to stay COVIDfriendly, rocking some cowboy boots, or even just a simple flannel. 

“I like Western the best because it is a new theme this year, and it’s different and will be fun, Bella Pacinisophomore, said. 

However, some of the themes are a hit or miss. Either students feel stuck on what outfit to choose especially if it is not a fan favorite, or if the theme is a top-notch idea. 

“My least favorite theme this year is Rumble in the Jungle; I feel like it is a hard one to dress up for,” Grace Truan, freshman, said 

The Woodstock versus Etowah game is one many look forward to every season. The tradition is to wear black attire to prepare for the “funeral” of the Wolverines. This game has high energy because everyone is dressed in black, and ready to cheer the Eagles to victory. 

“The Back in Black is my favorite since it’s against Woodstockand every year is a tradition to wear all black, Alex Kirby, junior, said. 

Opinions on the 70s themed game are divided, and many cannot decide whether groove in hippie gear or sit this theme out. Some think it is cute and are excited to pull out their tie-dye and bell bottoms, while others are not fans. 

“I think all the themes are good, but the 70s theme will be hard because I don’t have much hippie stuff already at home,” Ben Willet, senior, said. 

Other themes not mentioned are “Never Forget to Party in the USA,” “Knock the Knights out of this World,” “We Bleed Blue, Gold, and White,” and “It’s Hunting Season. Ideas to include while finding outfit inspiration for the remaining themes could be visiting the color wall at Party City to ensure each grade is the most spirited or using some eye black and camouflage gear to go all out for the last game. 

Dressing up adds spirit to the student section and makes games more exciting for fans. 

Remaining games for 2020 fall football schedule 

10/16 “Welcome to the Rodeo” Western vs. Roswell 

10/23 “That 70s Game” Hippie @ Milton 

10/30 “We Bleed Blue, Gold, & White” Grade wars vs. Cherokee (Homecoming) 

Seniors: WhiteJuniors: Gold, Sophomore & Freshman: Blue 

11/6 “Back in Black” Black out @ Woodstock 

11/20 “It’s Hunting Season” Camo vs. Alpharetta