By: Melissa Rau, Staff Writer
James River High School had a Flood Spirit Week last week, in honor of the football team’s entry into the playoffs. The game was held on Friday, November 21st at Cosby High School. The days leading up to the game had students dressed up in neon on Monday, in similar clothes to their teachers on Tuesday, in pajamas on Wednesday, in a throwback outfit on Thursday, and a white out day on Friday.
Students dressed up in support of the team’s success in tackling the second round of the playoffs, for the first time in James River history. The idea of a celebratory Spirit Week came from the students themselves.
“Somebody on twitter was like, ‘hey let’s have a Spirit Week to celebrate!’ And we went with it!” said senior and Flood Co-Creator, Zac Morris. “If someone has a great idea, and shares it with us, we do our best to make it happen!”
This Spirit Week aimed to encourage participation in school spirit and in cheering the team on in the stands. Morris wanted all Rapids to get excited about the game.
“School should be more than just a pencil and paper facility,” said Morris. “It’s a community, and we want everyone involved: athletes, actors, band, even the kid talking smack on Twitter about James River.”
Morris encouraged students to share any “crazy cool ideas” with them, and to continue showing school spirit in attending games to come. Check out photos from the week below!