Mustangs Make Memories At Home Opener

Navigate Left
Navigate Right
  • Ben Brueggeman and Myles Moore, seniors, play cornhole in front of the football field before the first football game of the season Friday, Aug. 26. The tailgate started at 5:30 p.m. with food and games and went on until the game kicked off at 7 p.m..

  • Senior Karim Elbeshbeshy puts on a neon construction vest alongside Bryan Castro, senior. The Stang Gang chose the neon theme.

  • Monique Johnson, custodian, visits the tailgate and poses with senior Ben Brueggeman before the game against Lafayette on Friday, Aug. 26, MHS won 21-14. always good seeing Monique supporting our teams,¨ Brueggeman said.

  • Senior class president Sam Stremlau grills hot dogs for his fellow classmates attending the tailgate. Stremlau and the other class officers helped organize this event and plan to do another one in the future because it’s fun to draw more attention to the spirit of the game.

  • Seniors Hayden St. John, Warner Lenahan and Ryan Giordanella hold up a giant blue and neon yellow gorilla they brought. Throughout the game, they would crowd surf the gorilla and toss it up.

  • Bruno Bergoudian and Warner Lenahan, seniors, rip the sleeves off of their shirts as they prepared for the first game to come underway soon.

  • For MHS’ first game against Lafayette on Friday, Aug. 26, the student section brought the spirit flooding the stands with pink, orange and construction yellow. The Activities Office estimates there were 3,500 people at the game, which may have led to the bleachers buckling under the student section. “We have an emergency work order in, and it should hopefully be fixed by the next game,” Freshman Principal Kyle Devine said.

  • Cheering for the Mustangs, seniors Brett Silverman and Roni Rozeblit chant and yell. They wore all neon to support the Mustangs and plan to get to the game earlier next time, so they can get a better spot.

Navigate Left
Navigate Right

Stands were packed to the brim with fans on Friday, Aug. 26, for MHS’ season opener against Lafayette. 

Fans estimated around 3,500, according to the Activities Office. 

“It’s pretty cool that we had so many people show out to not only the first home game, but the rivalry game versus Lafayette,” Nathan McKay, senior, said.

During the third quarter, the student fans’ spirit led to a potentially dangerous event: bleachers buckling beneath the student section. 

No one was harmed. 

“A couple of bolts broke during the game under the Stang Gang section of the stands,” Activities Director Adam Starling said. ¨Maintenance will have come to fix the problem areas before the next home game.¨

With another home game this Friday, Sept. 2, against Summit, the question rises if the stands will be fixed by then. 

“We have an emergency work order in, and it should hopefully be fixed by the next game,” Freshman Principal Kyle Devine said. 

The Mustangs won the game against LHS 21-14.