Unified P.E Class
South’s unified PE class held their traditional championship game this year on Friday, Oct. 19. This year’s championship match was a flag football game held on Bennett field in front of a large staff, student, and parent audience.
The unified class combines DLC students and students who attend core classes. Mixing these two groups into one knocks down social barriers, leading to a more inclusive environment among all South students.
The match featured the two teams with the best record out of the seven teams, which were called the Raiders and Cronan. The game consisted of two, fourteen minute halves played by six players on each side, three DLC athletes and three common core, played from each end’s 30 yardline, using the hash marks to mark out-of-bounds.
Although only played by the unified class, all of South was excited for the game and had a fun time at the game supporting the athletes.
“It was a great game with lots of excitement and school support,” said unified class teacher and coach Brennan Young.
Groups of students even made chants, posters, and signs to cheer on the two teams and the athletes.
“I enjoyed watching the kids who don’t normally get the spotlight have a blast,” South baseball coach and teacher Jesse Price said.
This year’s championship game ended in a 14-14 tie. But more importantly, it brought all of South together to support the athletes who normally don’t get the spotlight.