Ben Ison: “Superfan”
During the homecoming game Friday, Oct. 19, the Woodford County High School student body was out in full force. WCHS senior Ben Ison is in the crowd for every game home and away. Ison can be found in the stands of the football games, but also in the gym for volleyball or cheering on the WCHS soccer teams Friday nights in the fall are sacred all over the state. Fans attend the games to see their favorite team, watch the band and cheerleaders perform and hope for a victory. The Yellow Jackets have won just one game in the last two seasons, but for fans like Ison, the game on the field is only half the fun, he said. " I try to make it out to as many games as I can," said Ison. "I've enjoyed being a Yellow Jacket, and I come to the games with friends, and we have fun in the crowd. We talk a little smack to the other team and have a good time. One of the best parts about gameday is that we all come from different backgrounds but in the stands, we are the tightest group of people, and I think that's what makes us special." Ison said he doesn't have a favorite memory, nearly all of them were just as fun as the last. "I've probably been to 100 or more games in my four years of high school," he said. "We have fun with themes and try to out-crazy the other team's fans. We have a few tricks up our sleeves when big games come around. Most of us that come to the games regularly come because we know we don't want to miss anything." Ison, a member of the WCHS tennis team, plans to study engineering after high school. “I will probably go to U.K., but that has not been decided yet”, he said.