• Senior, Kaitlyn Berry

A Syrupmaker Start, To A Great Year


As this school year just begins, so does something else; Fall. Fall is the season of hot chocolate, bonfires, funnel cakes, Halloween, and those famous Friday night lights. The Syrupmaker marching band, the football team, and the cheerleaders all make what would seem to be just an ordinary night turn into something memorable! With just the right amount of school spirit whether the game is won or lost this year is destined to be a great one. With only just a few weeks away until our first football game/pep rally, the Red and Black decided to get with a few members of all three groups.

With the sounds of Cairo boys, and this year’s “Thrilling”

Michael Jackson halftime show; the band is preparing for a great marching season. Freshman Jacob Hecking is a part of the Marching band, and his choice of instrument is the tuba. This is what he had to say about his excitement for his first game, “ I am super honored to be able to play in front of so many people, as for the pep rally; I expect it to be super loud, colorful, and fun! I would say that I’m 10/10 excited.” Jacob has been studying his sheet music since the beginning of band camp to make sure his first game will be a great one.

One of the many best parts of the school year is always Cairo’s football season. For example: The crowds victorious chanting, the smell of greasy comfort food, and the touchdowns. The Red and Black had a chance to interview #88 Senior Matt Cromer about how he feels for this year’s season, and his expectations for his team “I’m super excited for this upcoming season because it’s our senior year, so it’s our last opportunity to make it great. The only expectations I hold for the team is for everyone to come together, not only as a team, but as a family. As well as play as hard as they can, every single down, no matter the situation. If we do that, the rest will fall into place.”

According to one of our CHS staff, Coach Devoursney also had something to say about this year, “We have high expectations for this season. We have a lot of players back, a good coaching staff, and 30 seniors this year. For this season we have been lifting weights, had padded camps, passing leagues, and to our luck; every player’s max went up. We feel Cairo vs. Thomasville is going to be a very exciting game”.

Another one of Cairo’s best parts of the fall season is our Syrupmaker Cheerleaders! They fly in the sky, and cheer loud to the crowd. They’ve been working on things such as Cheers/Chants, band dances, Pep-rally dances, Conditioning, Leadership, and Team Bonding. Senior Na’Asia Gurley happens to be a Syrupmaker cheerleader, and

when asked about what we can expect this year from her squad; this is what she had to say “I’m really excited for the first game on August 19th against the Thomasville Bulldogs. I love cheering our boys on and getting the crowd pumped up. We do a lot of team bonding throughout the year to become a “family”. We make every team member feel welcomed”. With the cheer-leading team giving a breathtaking performance each time, Cairo is sure to expect yet another fantastic year with these shouting beauties.

Cairo, being famous for their pep-rallies with the hilarious CHS staff member Mr. Michael Best, is sure to have a hyped up first pep-rally on August 19th. The crazy games, the class call, the spirit dances, and our teachers doing crazy dances to popular songs. The band will be playing stand tunes, the cheer-leading team will be giving us a taste of their plans this year, and the football team is going to join us on getting the crowd ready for the first game of the season. As the Cairo Syrupmaker slogan goes, “With pride, we give our best.”