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The Wolf Howl

The biggest game of the year: The battle of Arizona Avenue

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Kiley Jacobson

The Wolves were hungry for a win tonight when they pulled out the biggest win of the season against Hamilton when they battled for Arizona Avenue.

The Battle of Arizona Avenue is the most highly anticipated game of the season for players, teachers, and students. This game has the most attraction with stands being packed on both sides of the field.

This rivalry game has been played for the last 24 years and Chandler has lost the last two years in a row. On November 3, they finally broke that streak and obliterated Hamilton 49-13. Chandler has rightfully taken back its title and has reclaimed the beloved trophy.

Chandler Students were excited before the big game. Kaela Forti, a sophomore at Chandler said, “This is the game that is the most relevant and everyone is psyched to cheer and be at.” Tori Cave, another sophomore at Chandler, said, “This game is the most popular and we’re seeded to win so that makes everyone want to show up to come support.”

This week is always marked on everyone’s calendars for both schools. Each school hosts a ‘Rivalry Week’ spirit week in preparation for the big game. This year Hamilton’s theme of the week was Mean Girls Spirit while Chandler’s was Chandler VS Everybody. At both schools, the spirit week was participated in schoolwide, with everyone showing off their best outfits. 

An important part of this rivalry week is the philanthropy that goes along with it. During halftime of the game, while the score was 28-3, Lexi Moreno and Brooklyn Tallman, STUCO presidents of their respective schools, presented the Make-A-Wish foundation with $3,378. Both Chandler and Hamilton raised money for this cause. At Chandler, our portion of the money was raised by selling event merchandise for the big game, visiting classrooms asking for donations, and holding Spirit Week lunchtime activities. Raising Cane’s Chicken also generously donated roughly $2,000 to our cause which helped greatly. All money made from these fundraisers went straight to Make-A-Wish foundation. The donation from both schools symbolized that even though we’re rivals, we can still work harmoniously and give back to the community.

This game was a huge success with the Wolves gaining confidence going into the playoffs. Students had an amazing time with one another celebrating the win, and both schools came together to have some competitive fun.

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About the Contributor
Kiley Jacobson, Reporter
Kiley Jacobson is currently a sophomore at Chandler High. She is a part of the reporter team on the Wolfhowl and is so excited for the upcoming year. She joined the newspaper after being recommended by one of our editors. Hearing about all the stories and events the team covered made her want to be a part of the team. She views journalism as “a way to get stories out there and make people aware of what is going on today”. Kiley is really interested in ocean exploration and the fact that only 5% of the ocean has been explored when it’s right here on Earth. She hopes to be a teacher or have a job in the journalism field one day. She is a music enthusiast and huge listener of Olivia Rodrigo.