By Daeana Barkubein

The GBA Golden Eagles’ High School Football Team is off to a great start this season, despite losing their first home game of the school year to Mt. Juliet High School 26-7 last Friday, with one win and one loss on their record.

The stands were packed during Friday’s game with supporters from GBA’s faculty and student body, along with their relatives and friends. In the students’ section, the crowd resembled the American flag as students chose to dress in line with the theme of “Red, White, and Blue.”

“It’s a lot of fun to dress up in a certain theme and cheer for the school, because we get to express ourselves in different ways without losing our sense of identity as GBA students,” said High School Senior Holley Fulgham.

For GBA’s Middle School Cheerleaders, the game was not only a chance to show off the cheers they had been practicing, but also a fundraising opportunity as they were able to sell “Walking Tacos” to gather funds for future endeavors.

Hopes are high for this week’s away game in Bell Buckle, Tennessee against The Webb School on Friday, and students are already eagerly encouraging the football team when they see each other in the halls between classes.

Indeed, athletics at Grace go beyond just winning or losing; each game is a chance for members of the school to bond and have fun, all while lifting each other up as true Golden Eagles should.