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Schools have a blast at Super Bowl

You might say that the students, teachers, parents and friends really had a blast at the 15th annual BLAST (Best Learning After School Time) Super Bowl football game on Wednesday between Oakmont and Sumner Elementary schools.

If you think this was a low-key event, think again. This game had all the trappings of a big football game with uniforms, coaches, referees, cheerleaders, signs, trophies and even the Claremont High School band playing at halftime. Needless to say, this is a highly-planned event that students and staff look forward to every year.

Site supervisor of the Oakmont BLAST Program Jacqueline Killman, one of the organizers of the event, explained the planning process. “Every year, we add more and more activities, just from ideas that come across or inspiration from the students participating. Last year, we added a trophy award. And, this year, we added the awarding of plaques to our coaches.”

Although the game is taken seriously, the goal is to have fun. The teams were well-prepared as they ran numerous scripted plays.

“Our main inspiration came out of Oakmont students who, through the years, have shown their great love of the sport of football,” Ms. Killman said.

  • Sumner Elementary fans showed out in force to support their football team.

    Sumner Elementary fans showed out in force to support their foot...

  • The Super Bowl included all the trimmings of a regular football game. That included cheerleaders for both teams.

    The Super Bowl included all the trimmings of a regular football ...

  • Oakmont's Jayden Smoot was so close to making a big catch during the competition.

    Oakmont's Jayden Smoot was so close to making a big catch during...

  • Oakmont players were coached well as they surrounded a Sumner runner during a run play.

    Oakmont players were coached well as they surrounded a Sumner ru...

  • Sumner's QB Isaac Olson had a hot hand all day throwing the ball and leading his team.

    Sumner's QB Isaac Olson had a hot hand all day throwing the ball...

  • Sumner coaches Matthew and James Pacheco discuss the finer points of the game during halftime.

    Sumner coaches Matthew and James Pacheco discuss the finer point...

  • The CHS marching band made a special appearance during halftime.

    The CHS marching band made a special appearance during halftime....

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