Saturday, September 29, 2007
From the Pressbox- at Home vs. Waynedale
This past Friday, the Rittman Fighting Indians played the Waynedale Golden Bears at Rittman Stadium.
The halftime show featured very talented bands from each school. The Wayne Marching Band of Gold took the field first. The Waynedale band had a high energy musical program. They kicked it off with Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild" continuing with the Isley Brothers' "Shout". Next up was from the movie "Drumline", "Shout it out."
Waynedale wrapped up their show with a moving version of "Battle Hymn of the Republic" with a display of the American flag.
Next your Rittman Indians Marching band took the field with a different opener, "Gimme Some Lovin." After "Old Time Rock and Roll"-the drumline is featured in photo, and "Rock and Roll All Nite." It was time for another 2007 debut. From the Disney Channel's "High School Musical" come the song "We're all in This Together," featuring a dance routine.
I noticed from the pressbox that the band was having fun last night and put a real good effort into the performance.
The Game: The results were as usual, with the young Indians falling 61-0, but this night Coach Al Teague's crew suited up 16 players. Hopefully these trying moments will help to build character and maybe in a couple of seasons these young athletes will reap the rewards of their labor.