Black Out or Back Out

The Beginning of the Tradition

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Kennedy Ragsdale, Staff Writer

In case you haven’t noticed from the boys with black paint on their faces or the girls sporting black tutus, today is the infamous Black Out day at Mansfield High.

Students show school spirit to encourage the football team to beat their rival, the Summit Jags, by covering head to toe in black and this tradition has been going on for nearly a decade.

“The first year we played Summit, they beat us. And they were so prideful that they kept the score on their marquee for almost 6 weeks,” journalism teacher Deborah Watson said.

Considering the five year reign of victory, Summit has not been able to brag about field play in a long while, but it hasn’t always been that way.