Abby Kuhns- Fan Bus
Stow’s football team played a game against Hilliard Bradley at Ashland university on August 31. Due the fact the game was an hour and a half away, Stow booster club took a fan bus down to Ashland.
This was not the first event we have taken a fan bus to; however, it was my first fan bus experience.
There were two fan busses with about 40 people on each one. I think taking a bus to cheer on our team was a really smart idea. It kept many teens from driving late at night and encouraged even more of the student section to attend.
Unfortunately, this game was considered a home game so being a huge fan of the Friday night games, I would have been very disappointed not going because of the distance.
The bus was not very crowded and Mrs. Myers and Mrs. Newseum, our chaperones, allowed everyone to choose which bus they wanted to be on, so they could sit with their friends.
The ride down was exciting; everyone was pumped for the game. I personally fell asleep, but when I woke up someone had thrown up. Everyone felt bad for her but was also grossed out, especially people who throw up when they see puke.
One girl was thrown up on, so she had to find a change of clothes. To add to it, someone came up with a rumor and spreading it, saying she crapped her pants even though she was actually thrown up on.
When we got to the game, after going to Ashland high school instead of the university, we had to walk to another parking lot. At the parking lot we were supposed to get pizza and water, but the water was left on the bus, leaving a lot of us parched.
There was pizza provided by boosters and the seniors were painting in the parking lot; however, as we arrived the game was about four minutes so a bunch of people just wanted to go in.
Inside and throughout the game was like any other typical away game in the student section. We did tons of chants and different parts of the band came and did their songs for us to dance to.
Everyone who rode the fan bus was having a good time despite losing by one point. Personally, I was disappointed because it was so close but no one let it bring them down.
We got back on the bus after the game and recieved our much needed water in 85 degrees. I slept most of the way home as did many people after the upset.
Overall, I would recommend the fan bus for high schoolers who can not drive or have restrictions and anyone in the student section who wanted to attend the game.