Stormy Sea of Confusion


Hudson football on sidelines |by Olivia Downin

Various Staff Members, Hudson High School

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The Big Red, Hudson High School, Hudson, MA

Though the Hawks defeated Worcester’s Burncoat High School 52-14 Homecoming weekend, the talk of the night was disrespectful behavior from the student fan section, The Red Sea.

Following Spirit Week and a pep rally before the homecoming game, the Hawks looked to continue a winning season as they took on Burncoat. Traditionally, on the football’s Homecoming game, the players and fans wear pink to show their support during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Two of the team’s coaches had family members who died after fighting breast cancer.

The Pink-Out spirit was announced as a reminder at the end of the pep rally Friday afternoon.

However, before the game, the spirit was changed to a USA theme. This was supported by some, confused many and upset others.

“The Red Sea should represent the football team and this was our Pink game. The change made no sense to me,” said football team co-captain Quinn O’Brien.


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