Rivalry at its Finest
Dr. Argent celebrates his fantastic win, beating out Knightdale and East Wake administration in the first ever wing contest.
Photo by: Jackie Arnold
By: Shane Hardy and Leah Yuhas
Knightdale’s rivalry week was at it again and better than ever. As everyone got hyped for the annual Knightdale vs. East Wake Varsity football game, both schools’ administrators took part in a wing eating contest Wednesday, November 5th at Buffalo Wild Wings. Principal of Knightdale, Dr. Jim Argent, came up with the idea. “It’s a good way to model each school, still enjoy the friendship, show respect for each team, and do what’s right,” he said. The Knights Scroll sat down with Dr. Argent to discuss his opinions about rivalry week. “I love it; it’s a great opportunity to have fun and show school spirit,” he commented. Many predicted Dr. Argent to win the wing eating contest, since he came up with the idea, “I will win. I like hot food,” he predicted, and Argent did just that; he brought home the victory for Knightdale High School.
In other news Knightdale and East Wake had a real game to play last Friday against East Wake. But the whole week last week wasn’t just about the game Friday; it was about the rivalry with East Wake. “The Knightdale-East Wake rivalry is like the Cowboys and Redskins; one team can have a bad year but it will always be a close game, because it is more than football,” said senior Defensive Back Justin Blango. “A rivalry is about, pranks, close games, and friendly trash talking,” said senior quarterback Nick Pope. Senior Krazie Jake Massing was thrilled about Friday’s game, commenting, “we got to cheer loud, and get into the opponents’ head to help our Knights.” Unfortunately, the Knights came out fast but the Warriors came out faster, beating Knightdale 35-21.
Knightdale wanted to carry its success from the Wing Eating contest to the field, but the Warriors proved worthier during Friday night’s game. The Knights will have to work for victory on the field against the Warriors next season.