Friday, August 24, 2012

From The Pressbox: Rittman vs Danville, Halftime Highlights






And the 2012 high school football season is underway! Tonight the Rittman Indians opened their season, playing host to the Danville Blue Devils. Game time temperature was comfortable, in the 80's, and as it has been all year, not a drop of rain. 
Tonight was parent night at the game, and the parents of those participating in fall sports, cheerleading, and the marching band were all invited to escort their kids across the field. 
After pregame festivities and the national anthem, it's time to play football. 

Though decidedly over-matched tonight, the Rittman team did not give up. They managed their only score during the first half. 

Halftime saw a talented Danville marching band keep the crowd attentive with their three selection, beginning with the Jimmy Buffett classic, "Cheeseburger in Paradise," and ending with the Beatles, "Do You Want to Know a Secret."

And then it was time for the words the Rittman faithful have been waiting since last October to hear:

"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, FOR YOUR VIEWING AND LISTENING PLEASURE......

WE TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN PRESENTING TO YOU......

THE SEVENTY FOURTH EDITION OF THE RITTMAN INDIANS MAAAAARRRRRRRCCCCCCHHHHIIIINNNNGGGG BAND!"

The band came onto the field playing "Let's Groove," by Earth Wind and Fire. This was followed by, "Oh Pretty Woman>" The first halftime of the year was complete after the Indian Band rocked the house with their rendition of "Twist and Shout."

Great show tonight and a super effort by my favorite student musicians.

Tomorrow night, it's off to Sugarcreek for the Garaway Band Show.








Final score of the game, Danville 46- Rittman 6.

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