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A new year, a new Stang Gang

New season means new Stang Gang here to hype up the crowd
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Stang Gang leaders Brant Boston (‘24) and Ben Unger (‘24) are seen at the preseason game against Steinbrenner High School, Despite this game not being a part of the actual football season plenty of people showed up and came out to support the players that Friday night “Being in as long as possible and hyping up the crowd,” Unger said. Photo by Vania Salcedo

   As the ‘23-’24 year get going, so has the start of the new football season; the preseason game played on Aug. 18 against Steinbrenner High School gave the newest leaders of the Stang Gang: Brant Boston(‘24) and Ben Unger(‘24), their chance to make their mark.

   John Henges (‘24) is not a ‘Stang Gang’ leader,  but can be seen cheering on the team at the games. Hanges explains why this is important to him.

   “Most important thing in school. [You] have to have school spirit,” Henges said.

   The Stang Gang plans to continue traditions such as the flour toss and chants. They look forward to attending basketball games and soccer games later in the year. Unger expresses his feelings when first offered to be Stang Gang leader alongside his friend Boston

   “I thought it was really awesome to do it with Brant. It’s fun to be a leader for the underclassmen,” Unger said.

   Both were personally asked to be Stang Gang leaders by the previous leaders. The next upcoming game is an away game against Gulf High School on Aug. 25 at 7:30 pm, which will be the first true game of the season.

   As of now Mitchell has a 2-1 record with major victories against Eastlake with a score of was won 24-16  and a win against our rivals River Ridge was won 54-19.

   Boston talks about his favorite aspects of home football games.

   “[My favorite part is] probably whenever I see my friends make a play or when they walk out with the band, to support them right then. [I’m] definitely [looking forward to] River Ridge. Also, East Lake one because thats our new rival,” Boston said.

   Up coming games for this season include Land O’Lakes, Wiregrass, South Sumter and plenty of other teams from around the county. Each game have a respective theme which can be found on the Stang Gang Instagram. You can find more information about football games or any other sports on the Stang Gang Instagram: stang_gang0.

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