MCHS, make some NOISE!
By Morgan Bales
Hyped students of Morgan County High School (MCHS) filled the new gym, not with numbers, but with noise. The pep rally truly was a first for the new school year and for the new gym Friday afternoon before the Morgan County Bulldog’s first home football game.
Ansley Jones, a freshman at MCHS, said, “I’m pretty excited. I think it’s cool that I am new to the school and I’m getting to experience the new gym with all the upper classmen.”
“I think it’s going to be an amazing experience. Now that we have more than enough room for the students, we also have room for more spirit” said sophomore Adrianne Wilkerson.
Senior Class President Gary Walker kicked off the rally by introducing the fall semester Bulldog sport teams. Volleyball was first with Courtney Perry asking everyone to come out and support the squad. Next was cross-country and then softball. Soon after were the cheerleaders and the football team.
Caleb Sorehand, # 39 on the football team, said, “The pep-rallies really show how much the school cares about its sport teams. When they cheer, it helps us to be more motivated to give our all and win for our school.”
Cheerleader Brittney Hill, said “I don’t think it has anything to do with the size of the gym or the size of the audience. It’s all about how the energy is in the crowd.”
After all the teams came out, the cheerleaders showed the students and athletes their spirit by cheering and dancing to the song “Move, Shake, Drop” by DJ Laz. The band helped the cheerleaders as they chanted, “Let’s Go Bulldogs, Let’s go!” with a beat that echoed in the huge gym.
The crowd was pumped and full of energy but they weren’t even close to finishing and it was already 2:50. Trying to run things a little faster, they went straight to the Spirit Stick competition.
Student Brooklyn Potter said “The one thing I look forward to at the pep rally is the Spirit Stick. I hope this year the tenth graders win it.”
The cheerleaders told all the students to make some noise. When the cheerleaders came around to the seniors it was no surprise that the seniors made the most noise by shouting, “We are the seniors, and we want more!”
Marquis Leary, # 27 on the football team, was proud of the way the students showed their Bulldog spirit.
“I thought the pep rally was cool how everyone was so into it, like it was some kind of party. Even though it was our first, I hope it’s not our last one. It really made me feel like I was a part of the school,” Leary said.