Opinion

Does The Green School Take The Blackout Game Too Seriously?

On Friday, October 20th, Redwood and El Diamanté High School had their annual Black vs. White Out game. It was hosted by the Rangers at the Mineral King Bowl, but the Miners came out with a win for the sixth time in a row.

RHS is known for this huge amount of spirit and energy in everything they do; so it makes us wonder, does El D take the blackout game too seriously?

At 5:15am, Redwood had a “Rise and Grind” rally on Friday for ABC30, which had a great turnout with many people. People were up super early and still just as hyped up. El D had a morning assembly during school, showing off their spirit day which was class colors.

At the game, Redwood dressed up in all black with black balloons and many black signs, whereas El D went all white with white pom poms, signs, and throwing around white powder. Redwood had all black shirts at the game saying, “WE ARE REDWOOD.” 

The annual “Black Out” game is a big deal because it gives both schools a chance to show off their spirit and energy at an in-town league game.

Jenny Suarez, ‘18, said, “There’s always been something special about our rivalry because their spirit ALMOST compares to ours. It’s always super intense and exciting.” Although El D is not technically Redwood’s rival, they always come out to perform and play hard, which makes it a game.

Brianna Lopez, ‘18, and Brayden Herrera, ‘20, said that both schools care about spirit and culture and they both always bring it on the table to show their school’s pride. Lopez said Redwood has so much spirit because we are the oldest school. She told me, “We have a culture that’s always so revolved around spirit so it’s kind of engraved in our students; it’s tradition.”

Emma Ruth, ‘18, also said, “Most of us never sat down throughout the whole game. Kenneth and David kept us hyped up and cheering. We had good sportsmanship and never gave up on our school. I honestly thought we had more spirit even though we did lose; we still kept cheering when our team was down.”

Audree Camarillo, ‘18, said “Everyone knows that whatever class you’re in doesn’t matter because everyone just wants and needs to get involved!”

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