The fifth annual students vs. staff Homecoming game took place November 17th. The homecoming game has become a bit of a tradition at Samueli Academy with both students and teachers looking to smack down the opposition. Samueli Academy’s homecoming games aren't different from other high schools, all are welcome to play.
Josue Garcia, a freshman at Samueli Academy played in the Homecoming football game. “Being able to play made my freshman year better because it was something that I otherwise would not have experienced,” said Garcia. He recommends that since the game is only once a year, to sign up to play or you will regret missing it.
Rosemary DeTamo attended as a spectator, “I enjoyed the football game. It could’ve been better with bleachers. The burgers were really good, and I am proud that the students came close to winning the game.” ASB explored setting up bleachers for the spectators, but the window of time was too tight. ASB stated, “We are truly sorry for not having bleachers this year, but we will try again next year and maybe move the game to the Santa Ana College stadium”.
In addition to bleachers, there were a few other improvements suggested, such as the lines to get the tickets were too long, more seating, and the most requested improvement - better music. Josue mentioned that the staff and students didn’t really practice for the event until about 10 minutes before they started to play. , perhaps some practice sessions before the actual event are also needed. “The game wasn’t all that great, but I liked the food and the touchdown that Josue made,” stated freshman, Luis Vazquez. One other suggestion is a better public announcement process. Some complained that it was difficult to decipher between the score of the game and the price of the tickets.
Even if you’re not a big football fan, students enjoyed the event. For some just spending quality time with their friends made the festivities worthwhile. A bonus that all can agree on for this year’s event was the return of our first class of alumni. After all, isn’t that what “homecoming” is all about, reuniting those who have gone away for college or careers with current students and staff?
Five years running, the staff is undefeated. Perhaps this year’s class of Seniors will be the returning class, next year to break their undefeated streak.
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