At Timber Creek, one of the major highlights of the year is football season. It is the only sport at the school that consistently receives a number of pep-rallies year after year and no matter the performance, it is one of the most popular sports at the school.
With such a variety of teams occupying the school and competing, very few shine in as bright of a light outside their respective groups. However, depending on their success some will fluctuate in and out of support with the student body. This phenomenon is more than not disregarded as much as many of the “minor” sports and competitive teams are. Some students have simply come to accept this, but others can be annoyed by this fact. Differing opinions on the subject are considerably inevitable given the established culture of the school.
“I think it’s unfair because other teams work just as hard, but don’t get recognition, like he girls softball team. I think all the teams should be equally recognized,” says Dance III member, and junior Christy Ngo.
Some of this can be partially attributed to a gap in the interest level of the many sports teams at TCHS. Where there is massive comradery and easy access to be found in football, other competitions; track meets, debate matches, and the like, are not particularly spectator events. This could explain why so much support is given to some and very little, other than congratulations upon achievement, is given to others.
Timber Creek junior and debate member James Miller believes it is “due to the size of the teams, and who is on it. That can really impact how many people show up to events, but it really shouldn’t be that way, everyone deserves some recognition.”