By Reeva Askar and Nancy Azzam
Granada Hills Charter (GHC) had its long-awaited football game against John F. Kennedy High School and the Highlanders destroyed the Cougars 62-18. This game is one of the most important football games in the season, especially after GHC’s loss to Kennedy last year, and the outcome did not disappoint!
The GHC varsity cheer team cheers to get the team and crowd ready for the game against our rivals.
GHC started off the game strong scoring the first points in the game and maintaining a strong lead the whole game.
Crowds struggled through rainy weather to support our team at this sold out game. “If you told me last week that umbrellas would be out during this week’s game I would have called you crazy,” the announcer at the Friday, September 9 game said.
GHC’s offense goes head to head against Kennedy at the start of a play in the third quarter.
Kennedy calls for a time out after GHC dominates all of the first half. One of the assistant coaches high fives players as they come in from the field.
The team huddles up to hear some encouraging words from Coach Bucky Brooks to end the game strong.
“Last year we lost to Kennedy, but this year we are putting it on them. Last year we shouldn’t have lost to them and with offseason training, our mentality was to just get Tina back,” senior Dijon Stanley said after the game.
Even the crowd had a vested interest in bringing home the trophy for our rival games between GHC and Kennedy, playfully called Tina.