The good news from Wellesley’s annual nighttime high school football game this past Friday is that the Raiders beat Norwood 48-7, with 7 different Wellesley players scoring touchdowns.
The even better news for Wellesley parents, school officials and police is that the game went off without any troublesome extra-curricular incidents this time around. WHS principal Andrew Keough urged students during a Friday assembly to make “good choices” that night, and while kids had endless fun exhorting each other to make “good choices” the rest of the day, they apparently heeded the advice as well…. much to the relief of anxious parents.
“The game went very well (a huge vistory, complete with step dancing, and a visit from our ‘raider’ mascot) and the kids were terrific. I’m glad they were listening to my lectures on good behavior!” Keough said.
Wellesley police said that “as a precaution this year, people were not allowed to bring in bags or outside beverages,” and that no issues were reported.
All of which can’t hurt the efforts of those pushing for permanent lights as part of a stadium makeover that could allow for more night events.