Crushing Rumors About Crush Games

As the news spread that there would be no football game against O’Connor this school year, faces fell. The CRUSH in student morale was almost tangible, yet what spread even faster was a false rumor that Brandeis would no longer play any sport against O’Connor. This, however, is not the truth.

Once Northside Independent School District revised their previous zoning limits for the University Interscholastic League realignment, it was determined that Brandeis and O’Connor football teams would no longer have their regular game, but they will have a chance to battle it out if both teams make the finals.

Senior Mason Corbett, quarterback of the Brandeis football team, remains optimistic about the possibility of still playing against O’Connor.

“I think it’s still pretty fun to go and play football. I think it would have been more enjoyable to be able to play against O’Connor,” Corbett said. “I think there’s still a good shot we may play them if we get far enough.”

People believed that there would no longer be any sport contact between the infamous rivals O’Connor and Brandeis, however, this is not the truth. Every other sport will continue to battle O’Connor in CRUSH games. The rivalry can still continue, with support of different sports that may have received less attention over the years. Students can keep a fun tradition alive.

Senior Madison Denning, setter for the varsity volleyball team, discusses her hopes of increasing support as they continue to compete against O’Connor.

“We don’t really have a lot of supporters, but I feel like since there is no football crush game people will show up,” Denning said.

In order to keep the rivalry alive and Brandeis support high, it is crucial that students and staff continue to show up and cheer on the Broncos.

Tonight Broncos have the opportunity to experience a rivalry at O’Connor High School as the freshman, JV, and Varsity volleyball teams battle against the Panthers. #CRUSH


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    • I wasn’t able to go to our “last” CRUSH game against O’Conner last year and with that being so, I was really bummed out to hear there was no more Crush football games. Hearing this article makes me hopeful for our other upcoming school events!

  1. i fully support the CRUSH game, i went last year as a freshman and it was such a blast, despite the storm that delayed the game. i’ve been to at least 6 home games last year, but none of them were as memorable and hype as the CRUSH game.

  2. It’s a good article, and although I have no interest in football or school rivalries or any of that, I feel that the game won’t be the same with these changes as students probably won’t be as excited to be going against an school they don’t have an emotional connection with. Just my two cents

  3. I think clearing the air of worries was a nessasary step and letting other sports know that the rivalry will continue for them is great. The school makes money from the games, in order to get the money to pay for school amenities and extra nonrequired activities is a great reason people should still go to the football games.

  4. After going to the varsity volleyball crush game, I really saw how our students will never give up our CRUSH pride. Our volleyball girls did a great job of beating the Panthers and hopefully football will be fortunate enough to make it far enough to give us a football CRUSH game this year as well.

  5. Although I have never been interested or intrigued by football, to be there with friends is what makes the game so enjoyable. Reconnecting with people you haven’t seen in awhile and making memories is what makes it so fun, as well as supporting our teams!

  6. This is a great and insightful article. I agree that most students are upset about there no longer being a crush football game, but settling the rumors about other sports helped a lot in my understanding of the rezoning. Hopefully we will be able to play O’Connor later on in football.

  7. This is a great and insightful article. I agree that most students are upset about there no longer being a crush football game, but settling the rumors about other sports helped a lot in my understanding of the rezoning. Hopefully we will be able to play O’Connor later on in football.

  8. I thinks it is great how you guys are keeping our hopes up by informing us on how we can still battle between our rivals. Great job and keep up the good work.

  9. The O’Connor and the Brandeis rivalry may be the most intense I have ever seen, even with competitive highschool, the pride each team takes brings out something further than a football game, you actually begin to love the team that represents your highschool.

  10. With a sister at Brandeis before me, I know the long rivalry between Brandeis and O Conner. It will be kind of sad to let go of this football tradition, but like the article says I really hope it will create a bigger support system for other sports that face O Conner

  11. Great article. It made me realize that just because we can’t watch the football game. We can see the other great sports that we play against our rivals.

  12. I went to the OC crush game last year and it was amazing. I’ve only attended 2 football games in my life and the the OC crush game was the most memorable. Its sad that there were many problems after the games between OC and Brandeis but I really enjoyed going.

  13. I loved the article and the optimistic thinking. Even though we do not have the CRUSH game in football I am glad we have it in others sports like volleyball to keep the tradition alive.

  14. Though I am not very interested in sports, I did enjoy myself at the crush game last year! Though a lot of students are upset, this article keeps me optimistic about future crush games!

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