Wooster Frontline supports Generals’ wins and losses
Decked in blue and gold or other themes, a frenzied student crowd ecstatically cheers on Wooster High School’s athletes. They chant. They scream.
This is the Frontline.
“It’s been going for, I’d say, four or five years now. Since we are the Generals – the General’s our mascot – [the student government] wanted to do some type of theme for our student section. They called it the Frontline because it’s like a warzone,” 2017 alumnus Eddie Rooney said.
The “warzone” is a fusion of color, energy and sound.
Sidny Chamberlin (12) describes Frontline members following the tradition of painting themselves with letters and seniors leading chants at games.
“Everyone is always cheering or jumping around. It’s a really fun and exciting environment,” Chamberlin said.
The atmosphere proves contagious beyond the student crowd. Football player Zac Ntia (12) describes the enthusiasm in the Frontline as galvanizing for athletes.
“People run out there and we do the three claps ready thing, and to see them all involved in football and they’re excited to see us play, you know, it gets us ready for the game,” Ntia said.
This year, many members of the senior class are eager to make the Frontline better than the year before.
Adam Swindell (12), an organizer of the Frontline together with Chamberlin and other seniors, discuss the group’s goals.
“We want to be louder, and I just want more people to come out to the games and have more team spirit,” Swindell said.
Chamberlin also expresses interest in strengthening the Frontline’s support at other sporting events. “We need to get to more than just football and basketball teams,” Chamberlin said.
The Frontline’s Twitter, @WooFrontline, posts updates on scheduled games and themes for the student section. Tonight’s Wooster vs Dover game, the student section theme is a fiesta.