Lilly Overby, 9
Last Wednesday, our James River Rapids Field Hockey team brought the Midlothian Trojans to “The Swamp” for an exciting game. Last time the field hockey team played Midlothian this season was at Midlothian High. JV lost that away game 3-0 and varsity won that game in overtime 2-1. Both teams knew they had to work harder than any game before if they wanted to win.
First came the JV game that was very intense for their coach, Lauren, and for them. Both Midlothian and James River had a strong defense and kept the game to a tie of 0-0. It was a very nerve racking game with many shots on goal for both teams. Thanks to James River JV goalie, Grace Erwin, those shots on their goal did not go in. After the game, Coach Lauren said, “ We could have done a better job with our offence and moving the ball down the field as a team but we played strong gritty defense so I was happy with that.”
Next up came the Varsity game. During the game there were lots of strong transitions and passes. The ball control for both Midlothian and James River was impeccable which made it harder for both teams to score. The one goal scored that game was by Sara Hudson for James River. That goal made the final score 1-0 and gave another win to James River Varsity field hockey.
Anna Grace Dorsey, 11
Where do I begin about Friday night football games...best night of the WEEK, am I right? Tons of school spirit, a great way to see friends you don’t get to see at school, and most importantly, a fun way to support James River’s varsity football team! However, I am not your average student in the student section: I am part of James River’s dance team, Rapid Motion! This is probably why I have so much excitement when it comes to football games. We are right in front of the action and we get to dance all night long!
With that being said, we do get third quarter off to be a student for 15 minutes of the game, and boy is it a mess up in the student section. It is very chaotic, claustrophobic, and sweaty! However, I am done being negative because the positives heavily outweigh the very minimal qualms I have about football games. From fun themes to spending time with the student body, Friday nights are arguably the best night of the week. It is nights like Friday when you love being in high school. I love being on the sidelines but also love being in the stands. If football season could last all year, it would make the school year that much better. I cannot imagine missing out on any of the football games.