Paschal High School will offer free admission for all middle school students to attend the varsity volleyball game against Lamar High School. The students are also invited to attend a tailgate party thrown before. The game will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Paschal High School.
It does not matter whether the student goes to a Paschal feeder school or just a middle school in the area, first year head coach Elizabeth Snyder said. Any middle school student gets free admission.
“We just want them to get excited about high school," Snyder said.
“Middle School Night has been a tradition here, and this year we’re going to have a tailgate party outside,” Synder said. The tailgate is in honor of the middle school students and will begin outside the gym at 5:30 p.m. before the game.
“We’re going to be cooking hotdogs, and we’re going to have the cheerleaders there, and balloons,” Coach Snyder said.
“Even the mascots are going to be there. We really want to make a big deal for the kids so they get excited about coming to Paschal High School. Our goal is to get people excited," Coach Snyder said.
MaryAshton Floyd, Riley Cook and Hannah Mitcham, all senior co-captains on the Paschal varsity, reminisced about their experiences at their middle school night.
"We were all three ball girls for the varsity." Cook said.
“I thought it was cool. I was like someday I want to be those players. It was motivating, and I kept playing and getting better so that I could be there one day,” Mitcham said.
“As varsity players, we write on little balls and throw them out. I remember a varsity player throwing one to me and I thought it was really special,” Floyd said.
“It’s just a fun way to see what to expect,” Mitcham said.
Along with free admission, all middle school students and will have a special seating section during the game. Tickets for friends and family cost $4 for adults and $2 for non-middle school students.