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Friday Night Lights: Amador Valley Spirit vs. Monte Vista

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Anjali Bemarkar
Cheering in the night, the crowd of purple and gold cheered in hopes as the team moved down the field to score a touchdown.

As the school year began, Amador Valley hosted its annual Pigskin football game, and it showcased school spirit in all its forms against Monte Vista.

Pigskin lives up to its reputation as a highly anticipated pre-game event for many. It represents school spirit through clubs and sports while also playing a crucial role in kicking off the Pigskin game, filling the stands with purple and gold.

“I feel really anxious because football games are a really big deal. I feel like I really want our team to win. I think it’s really important to us,” said Anusha Sundar (’25).

The presence of school spirit in the stands helps the game gain value for the people watching it. When halftime comes around, Amador’s award-winning band takes the stage with their show “Mirror Mirror.” The halftime show offers the audience a break and helps display Amador pride to the visitors.

“It feels like I’m part of a community because it’s just like everyone is saying the same things. It feels very unifying,” said Sundar.

With the football team working hard towards their goals, they expect students to show up and cheer as much as possible.

“I think it’s important because we spend so much time working at our goals and everything like that, and for them to show up, it means a lot to us as players. Spiritually, it definitely helps us because it gives us that kind of extra confidence boost, and it gives us that swag to go out and ball out,” said Villianu Baker Klein (’25), Varsity Football Player.

As they cheer and get the spectators excited for the games, Amador’s beloved Don Squad also comes in to help.

“We lead all the cheers because it’s so fun to watch the crowd get so hyped,” said Isaac Hilton (’24), Don Squad Member.

They’re running around throughout the games, getting the crowd riled up. The Don Squad uses things such as signs, props, and chants to get the crowd excited and cheer on our football team. With the help of the Don Squad and Amador crowd, the game concluded with the Dons winning the game and spirit staying high throughout the night.

“It’s just a tradition at this point. We win games, and we go to Fiesta Taco, and we eat Mexican food,” said Hilton (’24).

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