Tuesday, October 27, 2009
From the Pressbox-Smithville
This past Friday night, the Rittman Indians faced the Smithville Smithies at a very waterlogged Rittman Stadium. This is the last home game for the varsity this year and the field has had more than it's share of use this season. Couple that with the very rainy October we've had and it gives the traditionalists high school football at it's finest.
This was also the 4th straight halftime of no marching for the marching bands, though both bands brought their share of entertainment.
The Smithville Band included in their show a tribute to Michael Jackson and their rendition of "Thriller".
Being senior night, the Rittman band featured their seniors in their show, with a trumpet solo on "Espana Cani,". Senior feature twirler, Aimee was next on Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock N Roll." all senior band members stepped out front as the cheerleaders and majorettes performed a dance routine to Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk." The show closed with the Abba hit "Mama Mia."
Back to the game. Final score Smithville 35, Rittman 7. I guess this is another character building season.
I will be back in the next day or so to write about the band show that took place Saturday night and was a huge success.