Indiana Area Senior High School

By BROOKE BOYER- On Thursday, October 25, the Indiana First Down Boosters hosted a bonfire at the upper practice field that lasted throughout the night. The bonfire was open to the entirety of the community. This entertaining event served as a fun way to bring everyone together for a common interest: to get pumped up for the impending football game between Indiana High School and Greensburg Salem High School. At the bonfire, there was a ton of delicious food, great music, and, of course, lots of excitement regarding the game.

To begin the night, head coach of the football team, Brandon Overdorff, recognized the seventeen senior players. Four of the seniors would be captains for the game against Greensburg Salem. These captains included seniors Axel Kovalchick, Joe McCracken, Liam McDaniel, and Luke Thomas. Each of them gave a small speech, and then proceeded to light the massive bonfire.

Coach Overdorff was very pleased with how the bonfire turned out. “Firstly I would like to thank the Indiana First Down Boosters for organizing the bonfire, as well as everyone who showed up to support our football team! It was a very enjoyable evening filled with school spirit. Hopefully these types of events will become more common and will grow in size in the future. I know it meant a lot to our football team. Go Indians!”

The players were also happy with the event. Senior Axel Kovalchick stated, “It was a great memory before the seniors’ last game, and it meant a lot to us that those in the community were willing to sacrifice their time and money to make it happen.”

After coach Overdorff spoke, the seniors were recognized, and the bonfire was lit, and the music and chatter amongst the crowd commenced. Not only was the bonfire a way to support the football team, but it was also a time for the students of IHS to spend time with friends and have an overall great night.

Junior Liz Evanick said, “I’m really proud of our football team. I’m glad we came out to show some school spirit!”

All who attended the bonfire seemed to have an enjoyable pre-game experience. The bonfire was a demonstration of the abundant school spirit at IHS, and it brought the public together to support Indiana football for their final game that occured the following day. Although it was quite cold, the chilly weather didn’t stop anyone from supporting the football team and having a great time.


[Photo by Brooke Boyer]

Photo Caption: Onlookers stay warm in the cold of the night with the massive bonfire.


Brooke Boyer

Brooke is a junior and this is her first year as a reporter on The High Arrow staff. She joined journalism in hopes of informing and entertaining peer readers within IHS.