I’ve been coverin’ pro sports for the past seven years and my mainstay has been the NBA covering the Indiana Pacers, which I still do. I’ve covered the Colts, college football all over the country and this past spring I even covered the Indianapolis 500 which is an international event. That was amazin’ too bruh!! However, this year I’ve decided to expand my reach into high school sports because it’s so popular.
Well playas…on Friday night durin’ the first weekend of high school football I covered the No.4 Center Grove vs. No.3 Warren Central game at Warren. I followed my normal routine just like I was coverin’ the professionals. I got to the stadium an hour and a half early so that I could watch a boy warm up. I wanted to share cats stretchin’ and goin’ through their drills or rituals on social media etc. because all athletes have them right? Fans love to see their favorite athlete warm up or walk around the field without their helmets on. You know the drill.
But as I’m doin’ my thing on the field I see the Warren Central student section startin’ to fill up and it’s a freakin’ hour before the game. There are kids everywhere bruh! This ain’t college football, I said to myself! This is what I see at the University of Oklahoma where they are football crazy or when I roll down to Tuscaloosa to check out Alabama or at the University of Nebraska somewhere. Students chompin’ at the bit to get into the stadium. In college but never in high school.
When I pulled up at 5:30pm there were duns with T-shirts with “The Pit” on them standin’ at the gate waitin’ to get in the joint!! Wheredeydodatat? At 5:30pm in high school? This is NUTS!!
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! If I were a high school football player and I walked out on the field before 6pm to warm up and my classmates were already there I would by hyped!!!! Are you kiddin’ me? And bruh, this is all happenin’ before the game even starts!!!
Just before kickoff they had five kids lip synchin’ in front of The Pit rockin’ some New Edition routines and they were groovin’! Do you hear me? I was hyped and wanted to be a kid all over again and have my momma enroll me at Warren Central so that I could join The Pit. That joint was fiyyyahh!! Again, the game hadn’t even started yet bruh!
Once they kicked the joint off it was Chris Brown up in that piece! “On and Poppin’!” The kids stayed in engaged the entire night. Boyz and girlz weren’t up walkin’ around like I’ve seen my entire life when I go to high school football games. Normally everybody’s tryin’ to see who’s at the game and who’s got on the tightest outfits etc.
Naw playa, not at Warren Central! They were watchin’ the game and knew what was goin’ on. Then on every timeout the joint got stupid because the DJ was on point with the music. He or she played all of the right music and The Pit got it in. If I were a visitin’ team that student section alone would be intimidatin’ not to mention that you’ve got to deal with them havin’ a REAL squad on the field too.
Let me put it where the goats can get it. I’m goin’ to be ratin’ every student section in the M.I.C. this season now that The Pit has me payin’ attention to it. So after every game I’m goin’ to be comparin’ them to The Pit because at this point they are the Gold Standard. Right now Warren Central is lappin’ boyz. It’s the best I’ve ever seen. Say it with me now or forever be labeled as a hater, “The Pit stay Lit!” So if you want me to tell boyz that your section is better than what I saw on Friday night you better show up “ret-to-go” because The Pit knocked it out of the park and that’s real talk. Salute to Warren Central for havin’ a great fan experience. Now stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
2) On and Poppin’: noun – song by Chris Brown the R&B singer
3) Wheredeydodatat?: Hood for “Who does that?”
4) Stupid: verb – to get wild and fun to have a good time
5) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.
The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!