Red Tornado Night

Date: 09/17/18

Written by: Mady Buerck

On Monday, September 17, 2018 history was made within the grey walls of the Farmington High School Field House.  The second annual “Red Tornado” volleyball game took place against the Arcadia Valley Tigers. The entire student section attentively watched the intense game, while sporting red shirts with the Red Tornado’s face plastered on it.  All proceeds from the shirt sales went to the American Heart Association; assisting Farmington in the battle against North County to raise the most money, but, more importantly, raising between 200 to 300 dollars for those in need. The entire day students talked about the Red Tornado game, ecstatic to pull out a win, but the exact opposite is what happened.  Arcadia Valley took the first set with a score of 25 to 21, and then, again, in the second set with a score of 25 to 20. Despite the close competition, Farmington seemed to be off their game. Perhaps, Farmington underestimated their competition after their very successful win against St. Pius a few days prior, either way, the girls seemed to keep high spirits after the loss.  Despite the frustrating loss, the crowd continued to support the girls, the coaches, and, especially, the sports trainer, the Red Tornado, throughout the entire game. Imagine what it would be like to be the person a sports game is themed after, having the entire school know your name; this is the life of the Red Tornado. It is quite strange to see this from my perspective, as I am the daughter of a man who is more well known within my school than I am. I am the daughter of the Red Tornado.

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