The Friday night lights were bright over Ernest Whited Stadium Aug. 31, as the Gibbs High School Eagles took on the South-Doyle Cherokees at home. This was the first home game for Gibbs, after their first away game led to a loss from Austin-East. Unfortunately, it seemed the odds were against the Eagles in this match-up as well. South-Doyle was coming into this game hot after a win over the Cherokee Chiefs last Friday.
Fans packed into both sides of the field to show support for their schools, cow bells and bullhorns in hand. By the end of the first quarter there was standing room only. At half time, bands from both schools delighted the fans with music from the hits of disco and Broadway.
Both teams fought hard, but it was South-Doyle that came away with the win with a final score of 31-7. We’ll keep an eye out to see if South-Doyle continues to dominate, or if Gibbs can shake off the losses and take charge.
Here are some scenes from the game.