Always a winning environment at Victory Field

Fans flock to the Watertown's sports home for friends, food, fun, and football

Fathema Heidari, Raider Times staff

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The clothing theme in the fan section at Victory Field was “white out,” with girls wearing ribbons on their hair and some senior girls wearing matching T-shirts that spelled out “RAIDER NATION!” On the other side, the Arlington Catholic fans wore blue/black clothing with face paint and bandanas on their heads. 

Raider Times photo / Emma Fallon
Anyway you spell it opening night was a big success at Victory Field as the Watertown High football team rolled to a 43-6 win over Arlington Catholic on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.

The Watertown High School football team won its season-opening game vs. Arlington Catholic, 43-6, on Sept. 13, 2019. The crowd came ready to cheer on the players, even though it was cold for a September night, and enjoy the Raiders’ third straight win over Cougars.

Isabella Nitschke, a Watertown High sophomore and also one of the cheerleaders, sang the national anthem before the game. The WHS band was amazing, playing many different songs to rally the boys.

During the game, the WHS section would cheer, “Let’s go Raiders! Let’s go!” Even though WHS didn’t have as many cheerleaders on the sidelines as Arlington Catholic, the home fans were still loud and kept on cheering.

Raider Times photo / Emma Fallon
The people at Victory Field enjoyed the 2019 football season opener, as Watertown High rolled to a 43-6 win over Arlington Catholic on Friday, Sept. 13.

The admission into the game is $5 per person. For people who were hungry, there was a food stand where people could buy chocolate bars, pizza, and drinks.

There are fences separating the game from the rest of Victory Field, so people can walk around and hang out, or, as some boys like to do, play football.

Every year, the food and the scene at the game are similar, it just depends on the weather and who you go with and whether Watertown High wins or not. 

Raider Times photo / Emma Fallon
The people at Victory Field enjoyed the 2019 football season opener, as Watertown High rolled to a 43-6 win over Arlington Catholic on Friday, Sept. 13.

If you are a Raider, like food, like to spend time with your friends, and, of course, love football, these games are the perfect places for you to go. 

The next home football game is against Burlington on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m.

“It’s one of my favorite times of the year,” said a WHS junior in the crowd. 

Raider Times photo / Emma Fallon
The people at Victory Field enjoyed the 2019 football season opener, as Watertown High rolled to a 43-6 win over Arlington Catholic on Friday, Sept. 13.

Raider Times photo / Emma Fallon
The people at Victory Field enjoyed the 2019 football season opener, as Watertown High rolled to a 43-6 win over Arlington Catholic on Friday, Sept. 13.

Raider Times photo / Emma Fallon
The people at Victory Field enjoyed the 2019 football season opener, as Watertown High rolled to a 43-6 win over Arlington Catholic on Friday, Sept. 13.

Raider Times photo / Emma Fallon
The people at Victory Field enjoyed the 2019 football season opener, as Watertown High rolled to a 43-6 win over Arlington Catholic on Friday, Sept. 13.

Raider Times photo / Emma Fallon
The people at Victory Field enjoyed the 2019 football season opener, as Watertown High rolled to a 43-6 win over Arlington Catholic on Friday, Sept. 13.

Raider Times photo / Emma Fallon
The people at Victory Field enjoyed the 2019 football season opener, as Watertown High rolled to a 43-6 win over Arlington Catholic on Friday, Sept. 13.

–Sept. 18, 2019–

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