Throughout the years, each sport at Midlothian has a unique tradition for Senior Night. The Midlothian High School Varsity Football Team celebrated both seniors and teachers with each senior player giving his jersey to the teacher that has influenced him most during his time at Midlo. “I gave my jersey to Mr. Eliot because he is my favorite teacher in the school,” says senior Brayden Staib.
On Friday, October 19, 2018, the Midlothian Trojans hosted the Cosby Titans for the last home football game of the season. Prior to the start of the game, Midlo honored senior football players, managers, and cheerleaders for their years at Midlothian. After the celebrations, the Varsity Football team geared up for a tough match against Cosby. During the opening drive, the Trojans quickly secured a touchdown by senior Neil Richburg. However, the extra point attempt was blocked by a Cosby defender, making the score 6-0. Then, the Titans made a quick response by scoring a touchdown, changing the score to 7-6, in favor of the Titans. At halftime, the score remained 6-7, with Cosby on top.
During halftime, senior members of the Trojan Marching Band, including Dance Team members, were honored for their time at Midlothian, providing music and spirit at each game. After receiving recognition, the senior Marching Band members joined the Trojanettes on the sidelines at halftime, while performing the signature pom pom dance, which continued through the third quarter of the game.
In the second harlf, junior quarterback Christian Chambers scored Midlothian’s second touchdown for a score of 13-7. After a dangerous drive by the Titans, senior Brayden Staib picked off the quarterback’s pass and ran the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. With the game 20-7, the Trojans needed to play strong defense in order to secure a win for its seniors. In the winding minutes of the game, quarterback Christian Chambers drove into the end zone, scoring his second touchdown, and a fourth for the Trojans. The game ended 26-7 in favor of the Trojans, giving the football team, cheerleaders, dance team, and marching band seniors a successful last home game.
Thank you, Class of 2019!
Senior Football Players: #1 Neil Richburg, #2 Jacoby Martin, #3 Frankie Falchi, #4 Tyler Pace, #5 Lundon Anderson, #9 Chris Maxfield #10 Ryan Townes, #11 Tyler Moore, #13 Brayden Staib, #14 Aaron Vardell, #20 Rafael Beltran, #21 Jordan Oliver, #22 Will Pomeroy, #24 John Jenning, #25 Austin Belt, #33 Chandler Dodge, #68 Hunter Klein, #70 Aiden Clevinger, #75 Isaiah Morton, #77 Noah Smith.
Senior Football Managers: Claudia Witt, Sophie King, Isabel Waldbauer, Abby LaMere, and Justin Elliott.
Senior Cheerleaders: Hannah Caliguiri, Paige Bullock, Chloe Naughton, Gia Schiavone, Zoe Davis, Cheyenne Canon-Martin, Morgan Taylor, and Chaye Robinson.
Senior Dance Team: Lauren Hensley, Raven Coe, Triniti Brown, Sydney Barefoot, and Lauryn Vaughn.
Senior Trojan Marching Band: Dareen Kang, James Pridgen, Emily Whitlow, Noelle Baptiste, Sam Bosch, Alessandra Taliaferro, Bryce Naiman, Charles Bond, Whit Martin, Chayton Altice, Annie Elliot, AJ Moraski, Tyler Green, Meghan McLees, Jacob Joseph, Ty Wright, Caleb Merroto, and Issac Smith.