‘Pit’ carries on Trojan tradition
As snow rolls in over the Downriver area, so does the excitement for winter sports. At Trenton High School, the student athletes have been blessed to have such a supportive following both from the community and THS students.
It has always been a tradition for the students at Trenton to gather and support all sports teams. Although it has always been around, the student section recently gained its name The Trojan Pit by the leaders of the graduating class of 2014.
Each year the baton is passed down to two seniors who have the most school spirit. This year the leaders are seniors Liam Jackson and Vincent Guarriello. In order to maximize school spirit at each game, the Trojan Pit leaders choose special themes such as blue and gold, Americana, and camouflage. Pit leaders also lead cheers and share information about games on their Twitter account, @Trojan Pit.
Even members of the community get involved by donating items such as flags, newspapers and streamers to use as props during the games. Every student is welcome and encouraged to be a part of the tradition. The Trojan Pit competes Downriver with The Tribe (Woodhaven), The Maroon Monsoon (Riverview), The Marauder Moshpit (Carlson), and Jag Jungle (Allen Park) to see who can be the loudest.
The pit’s most recent sporting event was the boys volleyball tournament, which was a charity event set up by students at Allen Park. Each school Downriver was encouraged to set up a volleyball team of 10 male students of any grade. The proceeds from the tournament went to the winning team’s charity of choice. More than $1,000 was raised and donated to Wyandotte’s charity of choice Relentless Detroit. Many students showed up to support a good cause. The theme was a pink out to support breast cancer.
Trenton athletics is lucky to have such a supportive community and student body.
Student correspondent Kelsey Bitner is a senior at Trenton High School.