By Kristian Bush
On May 22, all of the football teams participated in the annual Orange and White football game, but with a twist. Instead of charging spectators money to get into the game, they decided to make a charity event out of it by making the admission at least one canned food item. Usually, the game is held at Heroes or Commalander stadium but this year it was held on the Madison practice field. The JV and freshman teams played first, and varsity followed.
“Overall, it went well. We had some great plays offensively and defensively,” head coach Jim Streety said.
The game’s goal was not so much winning but uniting all the football teams. After the game ended, the coaches didn’t know who won, and when someone asked who won, they just replied “the Mavs did.” The defensive and offensive line of each team played against each other, something the teams don’t do during football season.This was the first time they have ever hosted a game like this and ended the year with a win for the Mavericks.
“I think the charity part showed that we aren’t all about football but also caring for the community,” junior Marquis Warford said.
The game raised over five full trash cans of food for the San Antonio Food Bank.