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Raider Nation needs to step it up

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Raider Nation needs to step it up

Tamara Funke

As the spring season finally gets into the swing of things after the long weather delay, track, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, and softball teams will be hoping to aspire to the same success that girls basketball had during their season, or even better.  With many of the Huntley High School spring sports inspired to reach their state tournaments, they deserve the fan support to help get them there.

Looking back to the state games for the girls basketball team, Raider Nation struggled to support what could be the most successful team at Huntley this year.  In the third place game against Whitney Young, there was a total of 26 fans in total in the student section.  Huntley High School has almost 2500 students; it is ridiculous that only 26 showed up down state to support a team that has come so far.  I guess the chance of getting third place in the state just isn’t worth coming out for.

In order for the Red Raiders to reach its utmost success in all seasons, fans need to come out, be vocal, and support their classmates.  Although there were many fans at the game against Rolling Meadows, the Huntley fan section was dominated by the rowdy Mustang crowd.

Now, spring sports do not draw nearly as many fans as fall and winter sports do, but these teams deserve student support at their games as well.  As the Red Raiders become more high-profile in athletics, they need to develop the school spirit that other schools such as Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake Central have.

The spring sport season brings many possibilities for teams to be state-bound, and with the high potential the Red Raiders have, Raider Nation needs to step up to the plate.  The next team down state deserves more than 26 fans in the student section-no matter what.

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Raider Nation needs to step it up