By Carson Crawford, senior
COMMUNITY CONNECTS US.
Throughout my time at Beaverton High School, I have had the opportunity to play football, basketball, baseball, and track and field. And, during that time, it has been a pleasure being able to play in front of our fantastic community. Every game, whether it is at home or over 100 miles away, there are always students there cheering on our sports teams. Many schools in the state don’t have the luxury of being able to play in front of such a great community.
In every game throughout the course of my high school sports career, I’ve always known there would be a crowd cheering us on regardless of day, time, or location. Our students pride themselves on being loud, passionate, and creative in the way they cheer on the team. Students before every home football game come to the game two hours early to tailgate and hangout. For Jam the Dam, they start lining up to get into the game as soon as school gets out. It truly means a lot to me and to the other athletes to be able to play in front of such a great crowd.
Not only students come to the games but alumni also come and support their alma mater. This year for football, we’ve had many alums contact our coach to check in on how the team is doing. With us having success, we’ve had tons of people at every game this year. Everyone wants to come out to see BHS succeed. The tight-knit community makes it easy for our athletes to play so well. When you know you have an entire community that has your back, it’s easy to go out there and play for something, play for a purpose. During my 4 years here at BHS, every team has learned to play for the name across your chest, to play for not only yourself, but play for the Beaverton community. I am thankful for that community.