The Blue Crew: Come and Show your Tiger Spirit

CHS Blue Crew

It’s a brand new school year, and as we all well know, it’s the time for exciting pep rallies, Friday night football games and loud, spirit-filled fans. Among those fans, is an extraordinary group of CHS students in a recently formed yell squad, The Blue Crew. These students are driven by school spirit, and they plan to inspire fellow students, staff and community members to join in and show more Tiger spirit.

“The Blue Crew is basically a yell squad, just like one you would find at A&M or UT. We pump up the crowd and the team as much as we can, and show support even if we are losing,” junior, Blue Crew Co- Captain, Matt Middleton said. “the whole idea is to show that we have pride in our school and to get other people to show pride as well.”

Even though The Blue Crew just made its debut at the September 3rd varsity football game, it is rapidly growing in group members and popularity, and everyone is asking how to join.

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“All you have to do to join is talk to Joe West, Matt Middleton or Dee Anderson and get all of the info,” junior, Blue Crew Co-Captain, Joe West said. “Right now we have about 15 members, but anyone who wants to join is welcome! The only requirement to join is that you have to pay $15.00 for The Blue Crew T-shirt.” 

So far, The Blue Crew seems to be having a positive effect on the community and student body, which is just what they were hoping for.

I think that if enough people show that having some pride in our school is one of the most fun and exciting things you can do, Middleton said, “we could get every student at CHS to get to the games and get on their feet!”

The Blue Crew’s main focus right now is varsity football, but they are planning on furthering their support to all Corsicana High School sports throughout the school year.

“We are currently involved in varsity football, but we are planning to send The Blue Crew members to volleyball, baseball, basketball, softball, soccer, tennis, ect…” Middleton said. “The number of members at each event will differ depending on the sport and location.”

The fans are not the only ones getting something out of The Blue Crew. Dee Anderson, Blue Crew Member, is so proud to be a part of this group and is excited to know what The Blue Crew brings to the game.

“I feel like a million bucks being part of The Blue Crew, just knowing you’re making a difference in the game, and adding something to the presence of any game,” Anderson said. “I love every moment, just realizing possibly years from now, students will continue The Blue Crew is mind blowing! It’s an amazing experience.”

Dee Anderson, Joe West, Matt Middleton and other Blue Crew Members have high hopes that The Blue Crew will be a lasting tradition and will inspire Tiger fans everywhere to get out there and support their teams!

“The main goal for this year is to bring fun and spirit to CHS and show that our student body still loves and bleeds blue and gold,” Anderson said. “I only hope that years to come students continue the legacy of The Blue Crew.”