The first home football game was extra special this year. The football game took place last night, Thursday, September 12, 2013, in the brand new stadium! Before the long anticipated game, students gathered for a tailgate party at the stadium. The first 400 students in Trojan Army shirts received free hot dogs. Students wearing Trojan Army shirts all sat together in a section next to the marching band, creating a large overflowing section of spirit. Some Trojans even had to sit on the visitor side because the home side was full. Rumors spread about the appearance of famous University Alumni Justin Chon (actor from Twilight) and Will Ferrell (SNL comedian/actor). However, neither alumni showed up in the end. The Trojans got off to a rough start, finishing the half scoreless down by 20. The Trojans, especially on the defensive side of the ball, had a strong showing in the second half. In the fourth quarter the Trojans were able to score a touch down, ending the game with a score of 7 to Lagunas Beach’s 32. Brad Huber (Sr.) said “We all played our butts off, but we need to fix some things. We’re going to win the next game. Go Trojans!” Although the score did not go as hoped, the Trojan Army, cheer and band never lost their spirit.
By Abbie George and Celine Gruaz