Northridge wins 16 Spirit Award for Week 6

Published: Sep. 25, 2017 at 1:20 PM EDT
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Good times never felt so good--so good.

Northridge took its entire student body outside for a fun and unique 16 Spirit Award presentation as the Raiders belted out the tune "Sweet Caroline" in front of the WNDU cameras.

NewsCenter 16 presnted Northridge with a plaque from Monteith’s Best One and WNDU for showing the most school spirit on last week’s edition of Friday Night Football.

The Raiders have plenty of reasons to be spirited after defeating NorthWood last Friday to improve to a perfect 6-0 on the season.

The football team, cheer squad and student body sang “Sweet Caroline” in celebration after the game. That magic was rekindled Thursday.

"They are just so consistent with it," Northridge football coach Tom Wogomon said of the fan base's passion for Northridge football. "The community support here, their support is just wonderful. This is just a special place to be at."

"Great to have an atmosphere behind us like that all the time because if something happens--like a big play or anything--we can turn around and start hyping up the crowd and they are actually into it and get excited and the whole crowd gets into it and it's just a great feeling," added senior running back and linebacker Mason Troyer.

"It's been surreal,' says senior wide receiver and cornerback Kyle Carson. "They show up every game. They give their support 100%. They are behind us all the way and it's the best feeling to have a student body that's behind you."

Northridge rallied to take home the Spirit Award, winning with 34% of the vote. New Prairie finished 2nd at 30%. Coloma (16%), Adams (15%) and Lakeshore (6%) rounded the poll.

The undefeated Raiders will host Goshen Friday night on homecoming. Kickoff is set for 7pm.