Well, September came to an end and we have seen two dances: the victory dance and the home coming dance. The two pep rallies were fun and well planned; school spirit was at its finest.
The football team went 2-2 during the month of September, but started October with a big bang in terms of post season seeding by upsetting the Commercial Appeal’s “Dandy Dozen” #5 MUS in an exciting and heart stopping game.
The purple Wave beat the Owls 17-14 on a 42 yard kick by Jacob Richards as time expired.
Junior Alex Wells competed in the State Golf Championship at Willowbrook Golf Club in Manchester, TN. Alex finished tied for 17th with a two day total of 157.
The last Saturday of September saw the top cross country runners from Memphis and the surrounding area meet for The Frank Horton Invitational, definitely one of the top events of the Cross Country season. Hosted by Christian Brothers High School, we welcomed more than 40 high school teams and 800 male and female runners. The Brothers came in second in one of the prequels to the state championships in November.
Coach Nick Dwyer attributes this year’s success to hard work and smart racing; “The season never ends for a Cross country runner and while they train as a pack – their battle is solely personal. For a cross country runner, there are no time-outs or substitutions”, these runners have been training since June, some mornings even up before the sun came up”. The next XC meet will be the Shelby County Championships a week from Tuesday, October 14, at Shelby Farms. The gun goes off at 4:45.
In the Brothers Cup race The Abban House leads the pack with 489 points, the Schneider House trails by 42 points and The Bernadine’s are third with 420, anchored by the seniors who have contributed 175 points. GO! Seniors, that’s how you show leadership. click to see the standings. bros
The Lifeblood drive was a success, with our donation of 72 units of blood we helped to save 216 lives. (Each unit of blood helps save three lives). Thanks to all the students, faculty and staff who helped this drive be a success. By the way, the Lifeblood representative said that the “other boys’ school” averages 20 units for their blood drives. Go Brothers!
As the temperature gets colder the sports get warmer with playoffs and championships Stay Tune and support the Wave… Roll Tide! MOST PHOTOS PROVIDED BY: Lance Sanderson