Battle of the Fans II: Vote Now
Battle of the Fans II: Vote Now
SAC, Sportsmanship
Posted Tuesday, February 19, 2013

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

The five finalists for this year's Battle of the Fans II championship have had their opportunities to show us what's exceptional about their student cheering sections. 

Over the next three days, we want you to tell us which you think is most deserving of claiming this season's championship banner. 

Vote today through Thursday on your favorite of these five – Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, Buchanan, Frankenmuth, Vandercook Lake and Zeeland East – by clicking the poll link on the right side of this screen.

But before you do, take a few minutes to watch all five videos and read all five stories behind the section by clicking the links below. 

The contest is sponsored by the MHSAA Student Advisory Council, which will have the final vote on the champion. SAC members will use all resources available to make their decision(s) – one being the public Facebook vote. Votes will be valued proportionate to the size of the school receiving them (for example, one vote for Class C Vandercook Lake will mean more than one vote for much larger Class A Zeeland East). 

The champion will be announced Friday on Second Half. Video of all five finalists will be compiled and shown on the main scoreboard during the Girls and Boys Basketball Finals in March at Michigan State's Breslin Student Events Center.

And now, the finalists, in alphabetical order:

Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard

Read all about it: "Fighting Irish Stand Together" 


Read all about it: "Welcome to the Woods: Small Town, Big Hearts" 


Read all about it: "Champions Back to Grow 'Battle' Legacy"

Vandercook Lake

Read all about it: "Jayhawk Seniors Nesting for the Future" 

Zeeland East

Read all about it: "Coopology: The Study of Being Rowdy"

Subway is sponsor of this season's Battle of the Fans II contest.


# dick proud
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:11 PM
i'm a 1957 grad and i've never been prouder of my school or community than i am now!!! these kids are so creative and so positive!! the tribute to the Hall of Fame recipients was awesome. the respect shown by the student body was the best i've ever seen in all my years around schools!!!! i was in education over 30 years and find this spirit AMAZING!! Principal Sharon and AD Fred are to be commended as well as the leaders of the Herd. i have 4 grandkids that are part of the Herd. it is soooooo neat.. Herd dat!!!
# Anne Comer
Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:13 PM
This is the hometown of my father's family and now my sister's along with many cousins. In fact, at one time my grandfather was the only doctor in town! He was also president of the school board at one time. He passed out graduation certificates explaining that he was giving most of the students their second certificate because he had delivered almost the whole class and was on their birth certificates! This is truly a cohesive community that works together and has more cooperative interplay than any community I know! Adult social life revolves around this school. Parents who have adult children still come back for Friday night festivities. I'm always amazed how this community works and plays together, no matter the age. Go Bucks!

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