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Randolph Middle School Hosts Tournament to Celebrate Super Bowl LIV

 

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! The Kansas City Chiefs will square off against the San Francisco 49ers at 6:30 in one of the largest sporting events of the year. To celebrate, Randolph Middle School’s Physical Education Department helped prepare students for the big game by hosting a tabletop football tournament. To begin the tournament, the students listened to the national anthem from past Super Bowls which, depending upon the class throughout the day, ranged from Whitney Houston’s iconic rendition to more recent renditions by artists such as Lady Gaga. Past Super Bowls also played on projectors throughout the gym for students to enjoy as they played the game. In pairs, the students sat at tables with each end of the table serving as an end zone. The goal was to have the football hang off the edge of the table which scored a touchdown. After scoring, the student got a chance to flick for a field goal. The winners from each class were presented with a commemorative Vince Lombardi trophy.

 

8th grade student Bridget DeConto was one of the students crowned Super Bowl LIV Champion. “The tabletop football was a lot of fun. I really liked it and I feel like it was pretty difficult because I am not very good at this. I tried to focus on flicking the mini football with not too much power so I could maintain control. Winning it all feels great.” We asked Bridget if she will be watching the Super Bowl today and who her pick is to win. Unfortunately, her team did not make the cut this year. Bridget is from New England and as such is a huge Patriots fan. Regardless she, like many other students, is excited for the big game!

 

We are grateful to our Health and Physical Education Department for creating this engaging and fun opportunity for students. Amazing work!

 

Have a safe and Happy Super Bowl Sunday!