• John Macon Gillespie

SES Spirit Award: Tupelo High School

There was no doubt who would claim this award once we checked out the Flood Zone this season. Especially after seeing the Wave host cross-county rival Shannon earlier in the year. The fans of Tupelo showed up and showed that when Renasant Bank field is rocking there really is no place as rowdy as it.

When you arrive you almost have to adjust your eyes as you feel like the only two color pigments they are picking up anymore is blue and gold. That's all the fans wear and not to mention it's the only two colors that grace the still new and snazzy turf playing surface.

The student section never goes unheard from as they dominate the sound that roars from the home stands. Then there are the Tupelo Boys, the spirit team consisting of six students who each done a letter from T to O. But the part that is hard to forget is the entrance. The siren that comes over the PA mic that warns of a flood, the smoke around the tunnel and of course the WAVE of blue and gold jerseys that FLOOD out of said tunnel(which itself is an over side blow-up blue Tupelo helmet).

So while we want to congratulate and award the Tupelo fanbase today for creating such a unique and hyped atmosphere in the Flood Zone on Friday nights, that's not all we want to say with this award. Also, congrats to the work Trent Hammond, his staff and players have put in to be the team they are to bring about the energy within the fanbase. Hammond has established a winning tradition in his tenure. Also, props to the work Tupelo sports information director Braden Bishop does. Not just in his role as SID but also as an advisor to the WTHS news program students. Another shout out goes to the Tupelo Hi-Times staff and their coverage of the school.

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