Feeling Fly Like It’s Quidditch
February 27, 2012
Filed under Student Life
The snitch is released, and they’re off! The epic match-up between The Crew (C) and Wizard Police (WP) begins.
Senior Daniel Lanker (WP) jumps for the quaffle, batting it away from senior Mathew Woodard (C). The quaffle bounces to senior Sagar Panchal (WP), who crisply passes to senior Donovan Souza (WP). Souza loses possession of the quaffle, but Lanker swiftly recovers it and rushes the goal. The crowd watches, awe-struck, as the quaffle soars past the keeper straight into the goal. One point for Wizard Police!
Even before this first match, Panchal felt confident and was not surprised by the team’s 1-0 victory over The Crew.
“I’m feeling like we’re gonna win, like we’re gonna dominate,” said Panchal before the match.
After the Panchal predicted win, senior Alex Mastache (WP) exuded confidence. “We did a banging job,” said Mastache.
Eventual Quidditch champions, Mindif Eye Slytherin team, beat the champion teacher team, Old School Wizards – which included the tournament MVP Michael Coats, in overtime at the Homecoming rally. They won 2-1. The game went past the rally’s end, but many people continued to watch.
“[Quidditch] gets people the most involved,” said senior Alex Nottbohm. “It gets people [participating] that normally wouldn’t be that into it.”
While her team, The Moaning Myrtles didn’t win the tournament, Sophomore Michaela Jacobs, chaser , was thrilled to be a part of the Enochs Quidditch experience.
“The best part about Quidditch is that everything is so silly, but you can still have so much fun with it,” said Jacobs.
Quidditch players aren’t the only ones thrilled that Hogwarts sports have flown into Enochs. Junior Tanera Ingram never played, but still enjoyed watching everyday.
“It was entertaining to watch especially when the teachers played,” said Ingram. “It would have been cool if they could actually fly, but they did a good job altogether.”
Whether it be the fun of playing or the excitement from replicating the magic of Harry Potter, each muggle enjoys something unique about Enochs Quidditch.
“It makes me feel like a little kid again,” said Lanker. “After the last movie came out, I had an empty feeling because there was nothing to look forward to [Harry Potter-wise]; however, Quidditch gave me one more thing to hold on to.”