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Game of the month

Nick Kopp

At Saturday’s homecoming game, the Red Devils will be trying to keep the Doings Cup at home for the 11th year in a row; this win will also give them a better spot in the playoffs

Central has won the Doings Cup 17 out of 29 of the games against South since 1983, when the tradition of playing began thanks to Mr. Gene Strode and Mr. Dave Smith, former coaches. The Doings Cup travels between the two schools, going to the team that wins the game for the year.

“I think they are going to be good this year so that will be fun. It gets boring when it’s Homecoming and not a good game. I’m really looking forward to it,” said Brian Griffin, Central alumni and math teacher.

Even though the game against South isn’t a conference game, more wins mean a better playoff spot. However, the Hornets have made winning more challenging for the Devils this year. “They are very improved this year so it will be a tough matchup,” said Brian Owens, senior quarterback. However, with a 3-1 record, Owens has high hopes for his team. “Our goals are very high this season and we want to make a run deep into the playoffs,” Owens said.

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This year’s homecoming game highlights many star athletes. Owens is a player to watch, setting a record in 2011 with 1,843 yards. Jack Adams, senior offensive team captain, is also expected to play well after being out most of last year due to injury. Defensively, senior Andrew Pyle was defensive MVP and leads the record number of tackles of the 2011 season With an intense schedule- five days of practice, one game day and no weeks off- the team has given it their all this season.

With that being said, the homecoming game is not only relevant to the football team; it is a school event. The marching band plays before the game and at the half time mark. “The homecoming game is big in the band world,” said band member Christen Massouras.

The pommers, color guard, and cheerleaders also perform on game day, pumping up the fans for the game. “The homecoming game is really important because it’s the only time during the season when the freshmen, sophomores, and varsity members get to dance together,” said senior Cara Tenerelli.

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