Friday: 6 P.M. Football Game

Come on, everybody, clap your hands

Friday night, football night, feels more like June than October. You expect to see some leftover fireflies, the air is so warm. The kids are still in shorts, the scoreboard is twinkling, the week is finally over. Everyone is coming to the game.

The varsity cheerleaders, 14 strong tonight, do their pregame psych-up at Natalie Rodriguez's house in North Webster. Destiny's Child blares on the CD player, and between trips to the bulging buffet table, two black girls teach the others how to get down to the music. Junior Sarah Budzinski gets a plate of cake smashed in her face in...

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