On Friday, November 6, the Hayfield Secondary football team plays the Edison Eagles football team at Edison High School for our District football Championship. It's been a very long time since our football team has had this level of success, and it's something to be celebrated. While not fair to the other teams or sports at Hayfield, the fact is that the fate of a school's football team affects school spirit and pride more than any other sport. That's just a fact. So, what we have here is the chance for a truly positive boost to Hayfield's spirit and pride. We all volunteer with the PTSA to help our school. I urge you to attend the game and help our school even more by publicly supporting the football team this Friday.
The Marching Band will be there, en masse - not to march, and not in their formal uniforms - but dressed alike (in band T-shirts) and serving as a HUGE Pep Band for the team. The Band Parents will be there, too, and I hope you will be as well.
As you know, the team is operating without its Head Coach - Billy Pugh, who is on the faculty at HSS as well - and has dedicated its season to him. Fox 5 TV is considering the game for its "Game of the Week." (BTW, you can vote to make this happen at: www.myfoxdc.com. You can vote once a day, every day. Please vote for Hayfield!) That would get the game featured on its news cast with video tape, interviews, etc. What fun! If the team could look up into the stands on their side of the field and see a cheering throng, they'd get such a boost. And they deserve it. The team has gone 7-2 this year - and is undefeated in our District - which is more wins than we've had since South County Secondary was created several years ago.
The game is at 7:30 p.m., and Edison HS is only a couple miles from the Hayfield area, at the intersection of Van Dorn Street and Franconia Road. Please be there, AND WEAR ORANGE! GO Hawks!
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