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10/27 Varsity Football vs South Brunswick

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Photo by Jordan Thomas
West Brunswick warming and stretching back up during halftime being fully prepared.

Senior night is always a bittersweet moment for everyone, especially the students who spent years pouring everything they have into their sport or passion. On Friday, October 27th seniors from cross country, women’s tennis, band, Jrotc, cheer, and football were recognized. Many tears were shed from parents, siblings, loved ones, and friends watching their hard work pay off. 

Following senior night, was the rivalry football game between South Brunswick and West Brunswick. The tension in the stands was incredible, everyone knew that the game could go one of two ways. South with a 2-7 overall and West with a 0-8 record. The season was a tough one for West, starting with almost a whole new coaching staff. There was a lot on this game, if West had lost it would have been their first winless season since 2008 and for South a loss would knock them out of the playoffs. 

Throughout the first half, there were great plays by Joseph Hamric, Tristan Williams, Haiden Bias, and Deshawn Fullwood. Ending the half 28-21 cougars in the lead. After a great halftime performance from the dance team and band the Trojans and Cougars take the field once more.

Throughout the last half of the game, the Cougars and the Trojans fought hard until the last second. With less than a second of the game, Hamric caught a receiving touchdown for the Trojans, tying the game 42-42. With the game on the line, Hamric goes for the game winning kick and makes it, allowing the Trojans to win 43-42 and kicking the Cougars out of the playoffs and ending our season with a win. 

 

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Jordan Thomas, Content Creation Member
Jordan Thomas is a 15-year-old sophomore, who is currently in his second semester of  journalism. Thomas was born in Orlando, Florida and spent most of his childhood there but he eventually moved to North Carolina at 9 years old.  “The weather here is definitely way nicer. I like it because it's not always that hot and it's not always raining.” said Thomas Thomas is also a student-athlete, who currently plays travel baseball outside of school. He has been playing baseball for about 5 years. ”I made the all star team 2 years ago.”  When Thomas is not playing baseball, he likes to spend his free time playing video games with friends or listening to music. Thomas enjoys listening to R&B and rap.  “I feel like those genres get me through life.”  When asked about his plans for the future Thomas replied enthusiastically.  “I want to be a sports journalist. I want to be able to interview the players and write a little bit of articles about them.”  Although those are his plans now, they have not always been.  “It's a new thing. When I was in eighth grade, I wanted to do it, but before that I played baseball, so that was probably my dream.” The West Wind first sparked Thomas’ interests when he first saw a Tiktok at the beginning of his freshman year.   “I was in it last year and I wanted to come back because it was really fun and I get to go for my dreams.”  Thomas’ goal for this semester is to achieve all A’s. “I want to get all A’s. I'm trying, or just A’s and B’s. That's fine too.”
Courtney Weston, Editor in Chief
Courtney Weston is a senior who is currently in her 5th semester in journalism. Weston is Editor In Chief, North Carolina’s Scholastic Media Student President and a persevering student. Weston is 17-years-old, born and raised in Brunswick County, North Carolina “I love journalism,” said Weston. “It has helped with my writing so much, along with my people skills. I think that everyone should experience this class, at least for one semester. ” You can often find Weston working at Beaches-N-Cream and Sorellas of Holden Beach. When not working, she is normally reading books such as romance and fiction novels. She loves to travel and wishes to see many places throughout her life. She loves animals and would one day like to own a farm with pigs and cows.  “I love reading,” said Weston. “It gives me some sort of escape. Getting invested with the storyline and the characters' lives.” Weston plans to attend two years at Brunswick Community College and then transfer to University of North Carolina Wilmington. Weston plans to use this to become a high school English teacher, wanting to share her love of reading and writing. Weston is choosing  to teach high school because she wants to make an impact on people.   “I love reading and writing,” said Weston. “Throughout my school years there have been multiple teachers that have impacted me and I want to be that for students, especially the ones that might not have that at home.” 
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