HIGH-FLYING SPIRIT RALLY UPLIFTS HART'S 0-3 FOOTBALL TEAM.Byline: Eugene Tong Staff Writer
NEWHALL - Hart High School's legendary varsity football squad may have stumbled over a rough patch - three straight losses since the season began - but Indian pride still swelled Thursday at a campus rally.
While the rally in the Hart gym showcased all the season's athletics including golf, volleyball, cross country and tennis, all eyes were on the football team as players try to break their losing streak in this evening's match against Birmingham of Lake Balboa.
``We're trying hard to win,'' said Syd Surratt, 14, who came out to support the home team. ``We just have to go out there and come back with a win.''
The Indians, who began the season ranked No. 1 by the Daily News, have had one of the toughest nonleague schedules in the area. They lost close games to Los Alamitos Los Alamitos (lôs ăləmē`təs, lŏs), city (1990 pop. 11,676), Orange co., NE of Long Beach, S Calif., in a suburban area; inc. 1960. Los Alamitos Racetrack and U.S. military installations are nearby. , ranked No. 3 in the nation at the time by USA Today USA Today
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Last week, Hart lost to Westlake 25-24 in a game decided by a controversial two-point conversion In American football and Canadian football, a team may try to score a two-point conversion (score two points) instead of an extra point (one point) immediately after it scores a touchdown. with just 41 seconds remaining, handing Hart its first 0-3 start in 18 years.
But Hart fans remain undaunted. When footage of Indian football action appeared on the darkened dark·en
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b. To give a darker hue to.
2. To fill with sadness; make gloomy.
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strobe light effects and metal-rapper Kid Rock's pounding beats and crunching guitars, the standing-room-only crowd erupted in cheers.
``Any time we can get the entire student body behind the team and stand up and cheer Stand Up and Cheer was a television series in the United States which ran in syndication for three consecutive seasons, beginning in 1971, hosted by Johnny Mann, with many musical numbers sung by his singers. , it's definitely going to benefit the players in the field,'' student government director Zack Schranz said.
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``We were playing those were really good teams,'' said Vincent, 17. ``(Playing them now) is just going to help us later on in the season.''
For Rachel Carleton, 17, taking down Birmingham shouldn't be a problem.
``We can't lose tonight,'' said Carleton, a senior. ``They lost to Valencia (High).''
Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253
(1 -- color) Junior varsity cheerleaders Notable cheerleaders
(2 -- color) Varsity cheerleaders, wearing jerseys of Hart High's football players, get ready to cheer at the rally Thursday.
David R. Crane/Staff Photographer