Welcome to the Havoc House: The Loudest Place on Earth

Alyvia Pierson, Staff Writer/Editor

Following an outstanding 2021-2022 basketball season and achieving 5A State Champs, Boys’ Basketball earn a record of 16-7 halfway through the 2022-2023 season.

Upon entering the loudest and most rambunctious house ever, the Havoc House welcomed fans, students, and spectators with a rush of competitive entertainment. The crowd was on their feet, yelling from the top of their lungs, packed together like a can of sardines. The student-led sports reporting crew, ZSPN, debuted at tonight’s game. Photographers stood at various angles, on the sidelines, waiting to capture the perfect picture. The DJ tuned up energizing beats for players to warm up to, building up the crowd’s anticipation. Suddenly, the room turned black; cheerleaders created a runway for players to be introduced during roll calls. Finally, it was game time.

The Broncos had a strong first half against the Madison Prep Chargers but were not able to take the lead. Nevertheless, we remained hopeful for the second half. Entering the second half, the Chargers were leading 24-21. During half-time, the Bronco and Charger cheerleaders faced off in a tumble war, exciting the crowd. In addition, ZSPN delivered updates throughout the game backed up with Hip-Hop and Rap Beats, courtesy of our DJ, Coach Quindan Turner. In the third quarter, due to constant cramping, Brandon Hardy (12), sat out, giving the Chargers a larger lead with a score of 33-27. With the starting lineup returning for the fourth quarter, Zachary began closing the gap. With a minute left in the game, Zachary began fouling to try to gain lead. Several dunks were made by both teams throughout the entire game, encouraging crowd spirit.  Unfortunately, the Chargers prevailed with a final score of 51-57.

Though the Broncos were unsuccessful, this game taught us the importance of determination and perseverance. Bronco fans expressed immense spirit, cheering their Broncos on from beginning to end.