What’s the best thing about attending a high school football in the Central San Joaquin Valley?
Buttons ? Victories? The group’s halftime show?
These are certainly all important elements and elevate the interest and excitement with every game.
But one could argue that the root of all special high school football atmospheres is set by the student section.
An enthusiastic student section.
But what does it take to start a student section?
Cheerleaders will try to keep the crowd motivated, but sometimes the constant cheering is ignored.
Big games and a winning football team certainly help.
But a proven approach to pumping up a student section is simply music.
The right song, played at the right time, whether it’s rap, hip hop or rock and roll.
Pick your gender, but do it right.
In the case of the student section of Fresno Christian High, all that was needed was an oldie but a goodie.
Try Bon Jovi’s 1986 hit “Living on a Prayer”.
The Fresno Christian student section sang in unison and enthusiastically on Friday night as the Bon Jovi classic played over the speaker.
And just like that, the Eagles’ night morphed, like any other Friday high school game, to their own “Friday Night Lights” atmosphere. Fresno Christian, by the way, beat Kings Christian 55-7.
What song does your student section vibrate?
This story was originally published September 14, 2018 9:26 pm.