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Rolling Hats

Jack Verdeur
Hatters celebrate a touchdown

It feels good to say that Hatters football is back.

Within these past couple of years, anyone who has been here can say that football at our school hasn’t been something that we took much pride in. However, this year is different.

We fully expect our team to come out and put up good numbers and manage to compete and threaten other teams. From a defensive nightmare to a high-flying offensive unit, this team has crossed all t’s and dotted all i’s.

The current record of the team is .500, sitting at 4-4, which is better than the last two seasons when they had a combined total of 1 win in 16 games. The current record is deceiving, however. Every game feels tight, with two of the three games only being lost by ten points or fewer. Their wins, however, are massive to say the least. When the Hatters win, they win big, with most of their wins being up by two scores or more. Their game against Council Rock South (which was coming off an undefeated 4- game win streak) tested the team and they barely scraped out a win. The most electric play of the game, however, was one of the first plays.  The quarterback for South threw an interception, which was picked off by the Hatters, who brought it back for a touchdown to score the first points of the matchup.

In addition to success on the football field, the student body has been unbelievably strong in attendance as well. From the constant creative themes to the loud presence at games, the backing behind the team hasn’t been any stronger than now.

It’s truly awesome seeing so many people gathered under the lights for the Hatters. Every teen should be able to experience their high school football team go out and be something students are proud of. I’m even happier that this revival is coming in my senior year.  I’m able to leave this school knowing I saw a football team that gave me amazing adrenaline rushes. I even have friends from the graduating class of ’23 and ’22 asking how the team is doing, getting the same surprised reaction when I tell them truthfully about their big turnaround.

 The final Hatters home game is on Oct. 20, which is the homecoming game. If you haven’t been lucky enough to go out yet to see them play, go out! Every upperclassman will not just be there in attendance, but we will be waving around our Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice flags to keep a new tradition going. The heart of the Hatters football team has been resuscitated! Roll Hats!

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Stephen Plefka, Staff Reporter
Grade: Senior Favorite school subject: Science Hobby: Baseball What you enjoy/look forward to with The Hat Chat: Writing about something new and interesting every week. Dream job: Professional baseball player Fun fact: I listen to music almost every hour of the day.
Jack Verdeur, Photographer
Class of 2024 Favorite food: Salmon Favorite school subject: History Favorite animal: Tiger Favorite part of being on The Hat Chat: Taking photos Dream job: Sports photographer Fun fact: I have been to Hawaii

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