Friday-->Saturday Night Lights

Friday-->Saturday Night Lights

DPHS varsity cheerleaders holding up the sign before Friday night's game. By Lexi Roberts and Maddie Cain

Friday→Saturday Night Lights

By: Lexi Roberts and Maddie Cain
Class: Introduction to Journalism

Friday night consisted of a decked out student section, a hyped football team, a brand new turf field, and the Local 12 news station, but the game was called off after three hours worth of delays.

The first themed Friday night football game was definitely one everyone will remember. The student section was decked out in red, white, and blue for the USA’s success in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Many students participated in it including Kenzie Dallas, Alli Meyer, and cheerleader Maggie Burton.

“I felt like the game was going to be more exciting and I would recommend more themed games,” Dallas said.                      
“Friday night was very good, better than I thought it would turn out and it looked like everyone was having fun, but Saturday night’s student section looked BAD, it was so bad, it wasn’t as good as Friday and I was so upset,” Burton said.

The themed game not only got the students pumped but also got the football players. Jordan Yelling was very pleased with the turnout.

“I feel like it gets everybody more energized and prepared for the game,” Yelling said.

The student section along with the other fans had to sit and wait three hours because of the weather delay.

“I did not like it all because I’d rather play on Friday when there was crowd instead of on Saturday when there was no crowd. There was nobody there,” Yelling said.

The student section, fans, and football team weren’t the only ones waiting for three hours, but the Local 12 news station was as well.

The Local 12 news station created a poll between four Friday night football games and the one with the most votes got to be on TV. Deer Park vs Williamsburg ending up winning the poll.

“I feel like being on television enhanced me to play better,” Yelling said.

“I thought it was really cool and good for our school to get some publicity,” Dallas said.

The final score on Saturday night was 36-15, Williamsburg won. Jordan Yelling had two touchdowns and Sean Satterfield was able to earn the team an extra point with a field goal.

Even though the Wildcats lost their first game, there’s still more to look forward to. The boys are more motivated to win than they’ve ever been.

“We had a lot of mental mistakes but it’s easy to correct. I think we got a long way to go but I feel like we can have a successful season,” Yelling said.

The Wildcats season is just beginning. Their schedule can be found on the CHL website, and some of the games highlights can be watched at Deer Park highlights recap

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