RYAN FITZGERALD/ Staff Writer
Teams have all different types of CIF traditions. This year, two sports teams are changing their look for CIF are boys water polo and football. Both teams decided to start new traditions and continue old traditions for this year’s CIF. Both traditions relating to the hair of all the players on the team.
This year, boys water polo decided to start a new tradition for themselves. The team has decided to adopt an “old man haircut” for CIF. This haircut is shaved on top and normal everywhere else. The entire team met up on the pool deck before their first CIF practice and senior Bailey Loughnane got a hair trimmer and cut off the top part of everyone’s hair. Everyone except four players shaved their heads. The team decided to shave their heads for good luck and for intimidation.
Unfortunately for the water polo team, their CIF haircuts only lasted them until semifinals of CIF when they lost to UNC.
“It sucks that we didn’t go D1 all the way with the flow” junior water polo player Kellen McGrath said.
The football team decided to keep up their tradition of bleaching their hair for CIF. The team debated at first whether or not they would but ultimately decided to keep the tradition going. The team ultimately lost in the first round of CIF which makes student and players question whether or not it was even worth it.
“Its unfortunate we didn’t get very far this year in CIF. I think this year will help show us what we need to work on for next season” junior football player Maguire Withrow said.