Senior Mackenzie Hashem greets the crowd. Photo by Shelby Pennington.
FC alum James May gives a thumbs down to the junior team during opening lineup. The game attracted many members of the community, from parents to local football fans. Photo by Shelby Pennington.
Senior Turkey Bowl players celebrate with senior student section for the win of 20-6. Photo by Taylor Watt.
Seniors huddle at the sidelines to discuss game strategies. Photo by Taylor Watt.
Senior Gabby Brodfehrer looks at the junior team while the rest of the seniors turn their backs as a sign of disrespect to their opponents. Photo by Shelby Pennington.
Senior Mackenzie Hashem scores the last touchdown of the game. Photo by Taylor Watt.
Seniors and juniors get in their positions to begin the game. Photo by Taylor Watt.
A group of junior boys get ready to cheer on their team. Photo by Shelby Pennington.
The junior team gets ready to run onto the field before the game. Turkey Bowl is a tradition at FC that puts junior and senior girls against each other in a game of football. Photo by Shelby Pennington.
Senior Tommy Woolam plays a game of corn hole at the tailgate before the game.
Seniors Sam Weiser and Chase Stepp plan their next shot while playing a version of water pong. “In terms of bringing together the student section, it gives everyone a sense of belonging when they can come out and have a good time as a whole school instead of particular groups. It also helps people to get involved when they feel accepted and feel like the student section is a unity of people cheering, rather than split groups,” said Stepp.
Junior Luke Gohmann sits in a lawn chair watching a game of corn hole.
Senior Chase Stepp sports American flag sunglasses while playing games at the tailgate.
Junior Kate Sparrow rides on the shoulders of junior Luke Gohmann.
Junoir Ryan Shean applies red hand prints to the legs of senior Sami Sears.
Seniors Tanner Corby, Luke Pruitt, and Ethan Thompson laugh together while talking to other students at the tailgate.
Junior Noah Cook discusses the plans for the rest of the tailgate with other students. “It’s super important, for any game really, because all of us students can come together and get excited about the upcoming game. When everyone is excited, we’ll have a rowdy student section to encourage our guys and to let them kmow that we support them,” said Cook. It is also a great time to grow closer as the Floyd Family, and so far we seem to have great turnouts to the games when there is a tailgate beforehand.”
Senior Chase Stepp wears an American flag bandanna before the Kilt Krew heads onto the field.
Senior Chandler Stumler shouts at other student section members before the game. “We want to set a different tone to the student section than what we have had in year’s past by changing it up a little it and making it a lot different,” said Stumler.
Senior Max Baumann waits for the game to begin.
Students welcome the football team onto the field with an overwhelming amount of excitement.
Seniors Tyler Young, Trevor Clark, and Donovan Hickman lead the football team onto the field right before kickoff against Providence.
Seniors Brayden Edwards, Will Reutebuch, and Chandler Stumler cheer for the team as game time nears. “It’s a great feeling and seeing all the talk backed up on the field is always fun to watch,” said Reutebuch.
Senior Donovan Hickman high-fives students to get them ready for the start of the game.
Senior Brayden Edwards shouts to the team on the sideline.
The Kilt Krew chants “We Can’t Hear You” to the Providence student section.
Senior Breanna Dye waits for the highly anticipated game against the Pioneers to begin. “It makes the week go by so slow waiting for it to be Friday night. When everyone talks about it on Twitter, especially when it is a rival, then the anticipation is even worse,” said Dye.
Senior Maci Korfhage watches as the cheerleaders get the student section excited.
Senior Brayden Edwards shouts for the Highlanders during the opening kickoff against the Providence Pioneers.
Junior Matt Weimer prepares for the snap from senior Jimmy Quenichet during the first quarter.
Junior Jason Cundiff is brought down just short of the goal line by Providence sophomore Kaleb McCubbins.
Senior Trevor Clark breaks the tackles of two Pioneer defenders.
Junior Devon Stikes dives past Providence sophomore Kaden Williams to put the Highlanders up 6-0 in the first quarter over the Pioneers. “It felt amazing knowing that I helped the team score first and setting the tone,” said Stikes. Stikes, along with junior Jason Cundiff and senior Colt May, all led the Highlanders with a strong running game in their 42-6 victory over Providence. “We all depend on each other and always want each other to score or make a big play, so it feels good that I have those two guys by my side,” said Stikes.
Senior Anthony Hodge hugs junior Devon Stikes after Stikes scored a touchdown. Stikes’ touchdown was one of many that led the Highlanders to a 42-6 victory over Providence. “We as seniors are now undefeated against Providence and just knowing that we finished that off with this victory feels great,” said Hodge.
Senior Colt May moves past Providence junior Jack Wagner and senior Sam Conrad.
The Kilt Krew erupts into excitement after a passing touchdown caught by junior Zach Rodgers. After a flag was thrown on the play, the touchdown was called back keeping the score 7-0 FC.
Assistant coach Mark McKay argues with the referees after a flag was thrown on the play.
Junior Devon Stikes breaks the tackle of Providence junior Spencer Purcell.
Junior Zach Rodgers catches a pass from junior Matt Weimer.
Junior Devon Stikes continues his dominant night and breaks past the Providence defense.
The Highander offense huddles on the field before the next play.
Juniors Matt Weimer and Zach Rodgers, along with senior Colt May await the snap of the ball. May ran the ball in for a touchdown, putting the Highanders up 13-0 over Providence late in the second quarter.
Senior Colt May and junior Matt Weimer hug after May increased the Highlanders’ lead. “I knew we would come together as a team. We’ve never put so much work into the off season, so we were just ready,” said May. “We all work in different ways, but in the end it works out very well for us.”
Junior Matt Weimer, senior Michael Sans, and head football coach Brian Glesing discuss strategy during a timeout late in the first half.
Senior Jolie Anderson is held up by the cheerleaders during halftime. “It wasn’t too bad at first, but then they started bouncing me and I thought I was going to fall,” said Anderson.
Senior Chandler Stumler gives a motivational speech to the student section during halftime while being held in the air by the cheerleaders.
Seniors Audrey Hoke and Hunter Mattingly watch as senior Chandler Stumler gets the student section ready for the second half.
Seniors Jolie Anderson and Sam Weiser lead the student section in a “FCHS” chant during halftime. “The Kilt Krew should be rowdy at all times and halftime can be a momentum killer because the team is not on the field. So it’s super important that we keep the student section hyped up and ready for the second half,” said Anderson.
Seniors Joe Sellers, Adam Rutledge, and Carmen Cox laugh at senior Chandler Stumler’s speech.
Seniors Mitchell Lockhart, Will Haley, and Joe Sellers yell as the team makes their way back onto the field for the second half.
The Kilt Krew is led by seniors Jolie Anderson, Chandler Stumler, and the cheerleaders as they imitate a roller coaster ride.
Senior Donovan Hickman makes an eating motion after stopping the Pioneers drive early in the third quarter. “The feeling was crazy. I give a lot of respect to the student section, they had me hyped the whole game. It makes you feel like you’re on top of the world, honestly,” said Hickman. “We had a lot of fun working as a team and succeeding.”
Head football coach Brian Glesing points to the American flag and prompts the school to do the Pledge of Alligence in support of the ‘Merica theme at the Highlander’s 42-6 win over Providence. “This is a big game and it’s one we circle on the calendar just because it is Providence. It is a big win for us, and I liked how we did it too,” said Glesing.
Football players hold their helmets high and do the school fight song after FC defeats Providence 42-6.
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