An awesome atmosphere

Published 5:43 pm Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sports can be special. Sometimes it can be something that happens on the field like watching Washington legend Terrance Copper’s son score two touchdowns on the field his father owned for four years. It can be the way the Pam Pack, after weeks of coming up short, finally put it all together to win in landslide fashion last week.

Many times, though, it has nothing to do with the game itself. That was the case this past Friday when Washington honored Greg Cooper and his battle with ALS. The feeling of family — a small town embracing one of its own — was palpable during the halftime ceremony.

Washington and Northside have done battle in football and volleyball in the past few weeks. On the gridiron, the matchup in Pinetown featured one of the most raucous crowds one can find in Beaufort County.

For volleyball, packed gyms at Washington and Northside rocked back and forth. Home fans battled vocally as hard with visiting fans as the athletes battled on the court. It added an energy that only amplified the action taking place.

This week should feature more of the best settings for high school football. Washington and Northside will hold their respective homecoming festivities Friday. Between alumni coming back and the halftime ceremonies that recognize students, each game will be a fun outing.

There’s plenty more to come. The regular season is coming to a close for fall sports, which means nail-biting playoff adventures. It also means an entire new season is ahead. Basketball and all the winter sports are right around the corner.

The ambiance of athletics in Beaufort County wouldn’t be possible without all the loyal fans. So, keep on supporting all the local teams from recreation to high schools. It’s helped to create plenty of memories in the last few weeks alone, and will bring about many more.