This Friday the Spring Hill Panthers will take on the Gilmer Buckeyes in the first varsity football district game. It will take place here at Spring Hill stadium at 7:30 pm. Many aspects go into Friday night lights, whether it be the football team, the band, the cheerleaders, the pacesetters, or the twirl and flag, but there’s one part that is equally important as all of the others. The Spring Hill pack is one of the loudest and rowdiest packs in east Texas, and they have shown up and shown out for each and every game, home or away. This Friday marks another entry in the football season, and it’s a big rivalry game not just for the football team but for the pack as well.
“The rivalry isn’t too different from White Oak, we just know that Gilmer brings a punch, but we gotta take it,” Senior pack member Anna Graves said.
The well known rivalry is of course the White Oak and Spring Hill rivalry, however the Gilmer-Spring Hill rivalry has proven to be just as fierce. However, rivalry game or not, being in the pack provides an exciting experience for everyone involved in it.
“Being in the pack is so fun,” Senior pack member Owen Tipton said. “Especially when all of my friends are there.”
The fun times and memories are not all that pack is about, as it does take some time to coordinate with everyone involved. There are themes that go with each game and the members must come together and decide on one.
“Getting ready for the pack involves many things. This includes getting our theme ready to go in the parking lot, and coming in decked out in whatever we decide on,” Tipton said.
The Spring Hill pack has many different jobs to accomplish each Friday. While completing those tasks, the pack also provides much needed support to our football team. As the pack represents the students of Spring Hill High School getting together to cheer on their fellow students on the field.
“We try to bring our ‘A Game’ every time, so the football team does the same on the field,” Graves added.