By Charley Duggan ‘24

On Friday, Sept. 1, the annual Battle of Pulaski took place at Marist High School. The game was away at Marist. This didn’t stop the Crusader Crazies from showing up in style. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors all met with the theme of orange and jorts.

At 5 p.m. the Crusaders met in the Brother Rice parking lot, oranged out with their bikes. Some students even had motorized scooters. A police escort was even provided for the Crazies.

At around 5:45 p.m., the Crusader Crazies stormed out to Pulaski. A crowd of the color orange surrounded the streets of Pulaski.

Riding down Pulaski was unreal. Cars honked and people waved on the sidewalks at the Crusaders decked out in orange.

For many seniors, it was their last time riding the bikes to Marist.

Senior Cale Cosme said, “It was the experience of a lifetime, riding down Pulaski with all my friends. It’s something I’ll never forget.”

This was my first time riding the bikes to Marist, and I will never forget this experience going to the game. The atmosphere was incredible.

The game itself was a great experience, too. The Crusaders were loud and hyped in the stands. Despite the loss, the Crusaders battled a tough game with a great comeback.