WSHS tailgate generates local noteriety


Photo by: Olivia Song

Ben Huber, Sports Editor

On Friday August 27 Winter Springs High School put on their semi-annual tailgate before the first home football game kicked off at 7:00 PM. The Winter Springs Bears varsity team was set to play the Oviedo Lions for their long awaited rivalry game. The tailgate festivities kicked off with a DJ and food courtesy of Mission BBQ. Local news also showed up to cover the event for their Friday program. They interviewed some students and showed all the fun activities happening at the tailgate. Many clubs throughout the school were present such as the renewable energy club and our own Bear Truth Newspaper. Basically everything you could ever ask for was at the tailgate, solar powered golf carts, remote control cars, even Wii bowling. Junior Austin Campell said that his favorite part about tailgating is “Hands down the food.” It seemed like he was correct as the table full of food was gone by the end of the event. 

The food wasn’t the only great part of the tailgate, as it was great to see so many students there all showing school spirit and socializing with friends. Sophomore Alyssa Cirino says she shows school spirit by “wearing the team colors and getting hyped for the team.” Some students even took it a step further and decided to paint their chests purple and gold to show their excitement. They even took on the nickname “Gigolo Boys.” School spirit at WSHS has never been this alive and the tailgate really showed the community that we love Winter Springs. The festivities continued and the excitement for the game just kept building up. Towards the end of the tailgate, it was approaching game time and the football team marched past the crowd and onto the stadium. The fans cheered relentlessly as the team got ready for the four quarter fight that was up ahead.