As we enter the last month of regular season games and matches, the divisional schedule comes into play. These are schools that are typically close to you that you play in every sport. From football to golf, these schools are the ones you try to beat each and every time you play them because it matters just a little bit more. For Big Spring, one of our biggest rivals would be Boiling Springs and last Tuesday we had our first matchup against them in basketball.
This game is talked about for weeks before it actually occurs due to all the bragging rights it brings with it. This week, the boys were at Boiling Springs for the game. We knew this year was the best chance we have had in a while to beat them at their place, so the student section decided to go to their game.
Arriving about a quarter way through the JV game, I expected to be one of the first people there. I was quickly mistaken as I saw our student section was already three-to-four rows deep. With having better teams this year, people are more likely to come out and support, so it’s been great to see the amount of people we are getting at each of these games.
As the game started we knew we needed to keep the energy up. Sometimes basketball games can just rely on one-off chants and cheers, however, we knew this was not one of those times. Throughout the entire game, we kept cheering regardless of score. Basketball is a game of runs and if we can keep the energy up in the gym maybe it would stop the opposing team’s run early or make one of ours longer.
Looking back at the game, seeing so many underclassmen there was amazing. It is something to get to a home game on a weekday evening, but having the dedication to find a ride to go to an away game says a lot about the school spirit that is at Big Spring High School. I have no doubt in my mind that somewhere down the line our student section will have a big enough impact to help the team win a close game.