‘Keep moving, keep dancing, and pull on those ponchos’: Football games prepare for Tropical Depression Nicole

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – It may not have looked like a good night for the state football game, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by listening.

The Patriots showed their courage, showing the strength of the first Tropical Storm Nicole to watch the independence of the Olympic Games in the second round on Thursday night.

Some dedicated fans arrived an hour before departure, ready for any future situation.

“We don’t prepare much, these seats stay in our car 24/7, we are always ready for a soccer game,” said Anna Moraglia, who plays for Independence.

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For those on the sidelines as cheerleaders, the process was a little lacking, but they were ready for something from Mother Nature.

“Put on your jacket, and try not to get the rain in your eyes like it is now. But keep a smile on your face,” said Amaney Jinwright, Independence Cheerleader.

“Keep moving, keep dancing, and get those ponchos out,” Peyton Morgan, Independence Cheerleader.

And the Patriots provided plenty of cheerleaders and fans to celebrate against the Trojans.

The big win over their conference rival had the Big I back in the third round of the playoffs for the first time since 2009, a special moment for coach DJ McFadden, who played quarterback for the Patriot teams that won the championship. states in 2005 and 2006. .

“It’s important, it’s important to the program, but more importantly it’s important to our seniors. They’ve been through a lot these last four years,” said D.J. McFadden, Independence Head Coach. going to the third round, it means more than we’ve been going since 2009.”

Regardless of the weather, there will be no rain at the Patriots parade tonight.

“It’s great, this is what you work for a long time. This is all the work they do in regular time to get this home advantage. Our fans showed, they are strong and they stayed overall. Good weather, hopefully, if things settle down we can have more here,” D.J. McFadden, Independence’s Head Coach said.

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