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    PTS Falconer Chief Editor

    The yearly struggle between Palmer Trinity and Ransom Everglades has come to a close. Despite our valiant efforts, the oar has remained in Ransom’s possession. But, how did this tradition begin? Why do we gather to watch a football game that determines the fate of a simple boat oar?


    Back in 1974, the head coach of Ransom Everglades, Jim Thomas, created a trophy that would be kept by whatever team won. The boat oar was chosen because it symbolizes Palmer and Ransom’s relationship with our bay. Once the trophy was chosen, it was painted in the colors of both schools and the score of each game would be written on the paddle.






    When asked what his favorite sport to watch was, Will McIntosh (6th) said… “I like soccer a lot ‘cause its my favorite sport, but I like football to watch.” Lauren Keller mentioned that she thought the football games were really fun, and that she enjoys the school spirit and BBQs.

    Not only were students getting in on the fun, but also teachers and alumni. Mrs. Sidhu told the Falconer about her love for all the new booths and food trucks. Nicholas Sourber (16) told us that “the games are a lot more active than they used to be” attesting to the amount of people who came out to support our Falcon’s football.




    MS V Football has Undefeated Season

    By Preston Michelson '13

    Middle School Varsity football finished their perfect season on Tuesday, beating Westwood Christian by a score of 40-7, their highest offensive output this season. MS V Football celebrates by the Victory Bell after their undefeated season.

    Both offense and defense put on a show in their 6th win in as many games. Offensively, the Falcons were led by QB Dylan DiBello '17, RB Matthew Lewis '17, and RB Conner Sasich '18. Defensively, LB David Madril '17 single-handedly stole the show.

    DiBello utilized both his arm and his leg, throwing for 150 yards and rushing another 63 yards. He was responsible for two touchdowns, two by air and two by rush.

    Lewis and Sasich both scored touchdowns for the Falcons. Lewis's TD came on special teams, on the first play of the game, when he returned the opening kick-off for six points. Sasich took it to the house on a well-executed running play.

    Madril put up an astounding 10 tackles while sprinkling on an interception and a fumble recovery to boot.

    The Falcons' strong performance on both sides of the ball is not only representative of only this game, but for the season as a whole. This season, the MS V Falcons have outscored their opponents by a whopping 151-21. The fast-paced style adopted by coaches Donnie Harvey, Grant Miller, and Darin DiBello has assuredly proven to be highly effective. 

    The Falcons, joined by the MS Cheerleaders, rang the Victory Bell post-game, as is tradition. But this bell-ringing was a little sweeter than others. Shirts were donned that boasted "The Perfect Season 6-0." Coach Grant Miller demonstrated his dedication to the football team by allowing his players to shave his head post-game. Miller made this promise at the beginning of the season, contingent on the team going undefeated.

    Congratulations to the MS V Falcons and all their accomplishments, and may they continue their success in the future.