On Friday, October 11, 2019, Malden High School’s varsity football team stepped onto the Macdonald Stadium field for their pink out game against Everett. Pink out games are primarily in October in light of breast cancer awareness month.  

Malden has not won a game against Everett since 2015. With hopes to go out and win, the players suited up and stepped out into the rain to play the game they love. Walking in, fans were handed pink ribbons on a pin. Although the rain kept the attendance of fans low, it did not stop the pride of the fewer amount that did attend.

The Malden High Football team and cheerleaders. Photo taken by Carlos Aragon Aldana.

On the Malden side, fans danced to the sound of the band and cheered on their players.  Although the band was upset about their uniforms and having to play in the rain, they put on a show and kept the fans energized. The fans wore their pink, got creative with their rain attire, all while hoping not to slip walking up the bleachers. In the stands, the fans cheered the team on and the cheerleaders stood on the tracks trying their best to be as loud as they could.

In the first quarter, both teams scored only a touchdown with no kick. In the second quarter, both team’s defense kept the other team from scoring, and by half time the score was tied 6-6 with no change. In the second half of the game, it had stopped raining and Everett had brought their A-game back onto the field. Everett scored 5 more touchdowns, still with no kick. John “JJ” Costa head quarterback on the team stood on the sidelines with a knee injury, resulting in the backup quarterback to shine in this game.  

In the end, Malden lost the game 36-6 in the final quarter. Fans and cheerleaders are hoping for Costa to make a full recovery to get back on the field as soon as possible. Although hopes to win another game against Everett and bring back their name after last year’s forfeit did not last long, their fight to win is still not over yet. 


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