“The Barn” – Tustin’s spirited, loud, respectful student section, met “The Dungeon” – Foothill’s passionate and proud student section, for the Tustin versus Foothill basketball game – the biggest rivalry in the city, maybe in all of Orange County. Students dressed in school colors and prepared for the battle in the stands. Tustin succeeded in a “red out,” and Foothill a “white out.” Parents, alumni, and students overpopulated the small gym. The tension was at an all time high and everyone struggled to find a seat in the crowded stands. Fans cheered and chanted. The adrenaline of the game hyped the crowd.
The Dungeon chanted, “THIS IS OUR HOUSE!” Tustin, witty and clever, replied loud and clear, “OURS IS BETTER!” The student sections raged in spirit as our basketball teams strove to win. “HOLA! QUE PASA? TUSTIN’S EN LA CASA!” and “YOU GOTTA BE A TILLER OR YOU GOTS TO GO!” spread like wildfire.
The rivalry, more than a game, went as far as Foothill making posters insulting and stereotyping Tustin, screaming “Tustin’s ratchet!” But, “The Barn” respectfully waited and let our hardworking, consistent basketball team do all the talking. After the game, Foothill students, bitter from their loss, made disrespectful comments to Tustin on Twitter:
Play after play, point after point, everyone was on the edge of their seats as each team tailgated the other. The Dungeon embarrassingly shouted the “I believe that we will win” chant, when they actually took a loss. The Barn rightfully chanted “I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN!” And students went wild in the fourth quarter as we locked in our victory. Both basketball teams kept up with each other and played their hearts out; but Tustin won by ONE point and stole not only the hearts of their fans, but also proved that Tustin is the better school on the court and in the stands. The Barn vs. The Dungeon — both impressive, massive, and boisterous student sections, taunted each other in the greatest battle of the year. Having a sore throat and no voice the next day was definitely worth it. We slaughtered their house. WE TILLED THAT HILL!
Stay tuned for more of “The Barn” throughout the basketball season, we will not disappoint.
(Prayers go out to Foothill’s recovering basketball player Drew Ammann #pr4y)
By Alexis Diaz
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