October 9, 2019
A combined effort from Cathedral Catholic High School’s Associated Student Body, the student section Los Locos, the cheer team, the dance team, and the varsity football team put on a spectacle all day Friday in preparation for the CCHS homecoming dance on Saturday.
The day started with a rally in the morning, where students were organized by class to sit in assigned parts of the gymnasium where they would take part in chants, games, and watch highlight videos of various fall sports teams from their season.
Dean of Students Mr. Michael Wallace informed the students that although rallies can be a fun and engaging environment to show their school spirit with other CCHS students, they need to remember that they are there to support their athletics program and to not be overly rambunctious during the presentations.
The varsity dance team performed dressed in neon to align with the homecoming theme “Out of This World.” The dance team kicked off the events of the rally with its energy and excitement.
The varsity cheer team performed next, executing a well-practiced routine designed specifically for the rally.
Afterward, each fall sports team’s highlight video was played, and the fall sports captains from each team received a 30-second window where the ASB broadcasted each team’s win-loss record to the gymnasium. Some teams planned out the 30 seconds, while other teams improvised.
Fall sports teams
Brothers Cameron Nash ‘20 and Nate Nash ‘20 from the boys sand volleyball team were one of the teams who didn’t plan a 30-second skit. They used their team shirts as rally towels and ran over to the senior section with a volleyball and their shirts.
“My brother [Nate Nash] and I just passed the ball to each other for a bit and then launched it as high as we could into the stands,” Cameron Nash said. “Nate ended up hitting the basketball hoop on the ceiling so it didn’t work as planned but it was funnier that way. We were impressed by the energy, and I think it was a success.”
For this first time this school year, the American Sign Language Honor Society stood on the football field and signed the national anthem before the game. ASLHS will also sign the national anthem during the Holy Bowl next Friday.
Football and Los Locos
CCHS varsity football defeated Point Loma High School 50-14 at home on Homecoming night.
“We try to chant consistently throughout the games to keep people involved,” Los Locos co-leader Scotty Prunty ‘20 said. “We’ve thrown things in the crowd as well including waters, rally towels, and t-shirts. The music we play gets us hype and we try to play it at the right times. The other Los Locos leaders have done a fantastic job with all of that.”
“I think that we influence the atmosphere of the game by keeping our attitudes positive and constantly supporting the energy of the parents, students, and ASB,” Sam Smith ’20 said. “I think the rest of the stadium gets influenced by that.”
After his 200th career win, head coach Mr. Sean Doyle is still hungry for more. He coached his players to victory on homecoming night, adding to the exciting atmosphere at Manchester Stadium.
Homecoming king and queen
During halftime, ASB announced the 2019 homecoming court and crowned Adam LeClair ’20 as king and Olivia Schleicher ’20 as queen.