Most halftime games feature a marching band, or maybe some cheerleaders doing flips. If things are really crazy, then the mascot gets involved. But the Towson football team has decided to take halftime shenanigans to the next level: They’re bringing in a couple of knights from Medieval Times for a live sword fight.
The Tigers, fresh off an overtime defeat of Delaware, take on Rhode Island this Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium. They’ve got momentum on their side — last year they won the CAA championship, and they have a winning season so far. So far, the triumph of the Towson football season has been a loss — but a valiant loss; the Tigers were defeated by powerhouse LSU 38-22, which basically counts as a victory of sorts, since no one else has been able to score so many points against that No. 3-ranked (nationally!) team.
But, according to a recent Baltimore Sun article, the team’s biggest struggle so far has been learning how to deal with success. “For the kids and school, there was no previous success to draw from,” coach Rob Ambrose said. “They had a decade of really not winning. So when we won, everyone was happy about it, but they didn’t know what to do about it.”
And as everyone knows, when you’re not sure what to do, that’s when you bring in the knights in shining armor. Want to get in on the action? Tickets are on sale here.
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