Indiana Area Senior High School

Getting rowdy: Indiana’s Rowdy Rooters bring excitement to high school games


With the start of a new year of Indiana High School sports, the IHS Rowdy Rooters are back to bringing enthusiasm and school spirit to sporting events. The Rowdy Rooters are a group of students who can always be counted on to motivate players. If you love to cheer on your school, consider joining!

Senior football player Garrison Dougherty says, “The Rowdy Rooters greatly impact my performance during games. They really help up my energy, which allows me to play faster and be more physical. The players love having the Rowdy Rooters at games. There’s nothing better than playing in front of a big student section.”

The Rowdy Rooters vary in age and grade level, so everyone from freshmen to seniors are welcome and encouraged to join them during events. 

This year, the group is led by seniors Sam Barley and Macie Lorelli. These titles are passed on every year. As the captain and co-captain, they have many responsibilities to take on to make sure everything is organized, under control, and most importantly, fun.

Senior and rowdy rooter co-captain Macie Lorelli commented, “The Rowdy Rooters is open to all IHS students! We post the themes, locations, and times on Twitter, so to join, just simply come to the games, we’d love to have everyone!” The rowdy rooters can always

[Photo by Erik Puskar] Photo caption: “The Rowdy Rooters cheer on Indiana High School’s football team.”

be found cheering in the student section during games. 

Senior and Rooters captain Sam Barley stated, “There are a couple of jobs we [along with Lorelli] have for the Rowdy Rooters. We run the Twitter and Instagram accounts, post when all the games will be, and create themes. We lead the student section by doing chants and things like that.”

Along with leading the cheers, Barley and Lorelli are also in charge of making sure everyone is well-behaved during games. 

With their lively support and uplifting spirit, the Rowdy Rooters can help motivate and encourage IHS athletes to perform to their maximum potential.

Join them at the next sporting event so that you can be loud and proud and show your school spirit.

Ella Barley​


Ella is a freshman and a first-year reporter for the High Arrow. She is on the IHS tennis team. She looks forward to writing factual articles for the High Arrow Newspaper.

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