Evans High School has the most annoying fans ever.
The Knights' students shout, scream and harass the opposition anytime their beloved teams are playing.
That is why I love going to sporting events at Evans.
The Knights fans were the subject of a recent "rant" in The Augusta Chronicle.
The writer wrote, "(Evans) fans were rude and obnoxious toward the opposing team to where I was embarrassed. Shame on (the parents) for allowing this kind of sportsmanlike conduct."
This isn't the first time I've heard people complain about the Evans student section. Many people have said the fans are too raucous, and some people have even deemed them classless. Most of the time the complaints come from the diamond.
Apparently no one feels the Knights fans are too rowdy during basketball games, when they bring the same intensity.
Every time Glenn Miller made a 3-pointer, the fans would chant, "Glenn ... Glenn, Glenn, Glenn ... Glenn, Glenn, Glenn," which comes from a Starbucks commercial and plays off the band Survivor's Eye of the Tiger.
The fans also heckled referees and players alike.
But the fans get a bad name from their baseball routine, which includes the "step team."
The step team chants "step" as the batter takes each step back to dugout following a strikeout. Then as the batter returns to the dugout, the crowd shouts in unison, "Sit down!"
One Elbert County player was so distracted that he stopped walking to break up the chant.
Apparently, some find the fans' behavior overboard. But the word itself derives from "fanatic."
Fans aren't supposed to sit idly in their seats and quietly observe the game.
Fans are supposed to heckle and be rowdy. They are supposed to be boisterous and obnoxious. They are supposed to be fanatics.
The Knights fans don't curse at players or umpires.
They do show up in droves every game and they shout, yell, blow horns and scream for seven innings or 32 minutes or two halves or four quarters.
"I absolutely love our fans," says Evans assistant baseball and football coach Bryce Massey. "They are our 10th man."
The writer complained about parents not doing their job in keeping Evans fans under control.
However, parents know where these teens will be every game night: cheering their team on.
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