PHS Football’s Red and White game scores excitement back to Palatine

Sofia Klein and Monika Jurevicius

With the stands bustling with noise and the band playing tunes from the sideline, Palatine High School’s Red and White game brings the start of an eventful fall season to come for the Pirates.

On August 20, 2021, PHS held its annual Red and White scrimmage to start the football season. Football players are divided amongst their team into the two colors to rival one another. The theme for the student section was coordinated to match the game with students wearing the colors red and white, which symbolize school colors. Parents, teachers, students, and young football players like the Palatine Panthers came to cheer on the Pirates.

The game began with the tradition of the football players running through the Palatine Pirates banner along with PHS cheer. The band joined them on the side playing the school’s fight song while Poms and Color Guard danced nearby.

The halftime show consisted of the band playing the music they had set for the game, Poms bringing out their moves, and color guard swinging their flags. The show brought excitement for the year missed of in-person performance from such groups.
The game resumed with the Pirates playing aggressively against each other. Before the end of the game, a player on the white team scored a seven point touchdown, leading the white team to victory.
The Pirates play their first football official game against St. Charles North High School this Friday, August 27, at 7:30 P.M.