Never mess with the Big Spring Bulldogs on the last day of finals. Last Friday night, Shippensburg found this out first hand.
Like every school, we have full-year classes that we take midterms for. However, we also have classes that only last for half of the year, so over the last couple days we have been finishing them up. This obviously brings in cooped up energy and a needed outlet for a lot of students. Luckily, the Shippensburg Greyhounds came to town for a huge varsity doubleheader.
A great Bulldog win for the girl’s team in the first game set the stage for an even more intense boy’s game. With one of the biggest student sections a basketball game has seen, the Dawg Pound was loud and proud the entire way through. To give some context, in my four years at Big Spring High School I had not seen the boy’s basketball team take down Shippensburg. This game just felt different.
As the game got closer and the end drew near, the anticipation was rising. Multiple people were asking about storming the floor if we won. With permission of course, we knew it could happen. This only brought more excitement and energy. With that said, there was only a need every so often for a specific cheer because everyone was screaming and clapping whenever.
The Bulldogs ended up going up by eight, and at that point we knew. People starting coming down to the first row and onto the floor, and when it seemed clear enough to go, we stormed. I’ve seen it done on TV, but being a part of it is so much different. This will go down as one of the greatest experiences I have had as a Bulldog.