by Alyssa Matzoni ’21 (Immaculata House) and Hanah Miller ’21 (Loyola House)
As you look out onto the stands of spaced parents and student helpers, things are from normal, but that does not mean they can’t be fun. Athletes still get their season and their parents still get to watch and support them; that’s all that counts. Trinity has done an amazing job of also making things enjoyable for the students while keeping us safe. Watching friends receive their homecoming flowers and take celebratory pictures is a little more important this year. With the threat of COVID-19 at every turn, many of our normal activities have been cancelled. Having events such as these means so much to the students, and shows us how much of a priority our education and extracurriculars are.
Our homecoming court this year was made up of girls: Holland Chavey, Natalie Koranda, Alyssa Matzoni, Hanna Salus, Ava Stevenson, and boys: Elijah Beard, Liam Beckett, Tommy Cloak, Ryan Crowell, and Trey McAullife. Hanna Salus and Ryan Crowell were crowned king and queen. Every student was given recognition at the October 23 home football game against Middletown. Each student got to stay at the game, some of them their first of the season, and enjoy the festivities. Parents also were able to stay and spread themselves out amongst the bleachers.
Even though the student section was silent, the band still played strong to accompany the cheering parents. The typical halftime routine was the most normal part of the event besides typical gameplay. The band and color guard gave an amazing performance that blended Beatles music with coordinated dancing and acting. They even had large posters of all the Beatles band members to add to the experience. The band succeeded just a little more than Trinity Football did that night. While the team played to the best of their ability and had many good moments, they came up short against Middletown with a final score of 49-14. Key players include Max Schlager, 9, who scored a touchdown with 2 minutes left in the first quarter and Trey McAullife, 28, who scored a touchdown in the 3rd.