Carroll hosts first-ever, pre-homecoming tailgate



The pumpkin painting station awaits students during the homecoming tailgate party.

Valerie Egrich, Staff writer

On Oct. 15, Archbishop John Carroll High School hosted its first ever tailgate to help kick off homecoming weekend. Held adjacent to the football field after school, the tailgate brought out many students and teachers to watch the boys JV and varsity soccer games and the girls JV and varsity volleyball games.

Carroll students and teachers were able to go back and forth from the tailgate to the games. Students and parents alike came out to support the players and to cheer on the teams. nThe volleyball team wore pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It played against Merion Mercy Academy. The JV volleyball team won 3-1 and the varsity lost 2-0. The Carroll boys’ soccer teams played against La Salle College High School. The JV team lost 7-0 and varsity also lost, 4-0. 

Additionally the students painted pumpkins, played corn hole, danced, and ate snacks. They had hot dogs, chips, water and soda. Student Rodrigo Davis said he thought that the tailgate was creative and fun, and he felt that the festivities brought him closer together with his other fellow students.