Will Rattler pride get rained out at Classic?

The Florida A&M University football team will take the field against Bethune-Cookman College in the Walt Disney World Florida Classic Saturday.

Thousands of Rattlers and Wildcats will make the trek to Orlando.

We certainly hope the skies remain clear and the sun shines throughout the duration of the contest. If the forecast does not hold up, only a few of the FAMU faithful might actually witness the end of the season finale.

It is understandable that attendance at Bragg Memorial Stadium last week would not rival the over 24,000 fans that packed the stands for the homecoming game two weeks before.

We also understand that it is custom for some FAMU fans to leave after the halftime show. But did everybody have to leave Saturday’s game?

It was not quite everybody, but it sure seemed like it. We have to commend the Marching 100, FAMU cheerleaders, alumni, parents and handful of students that actually weathered the storm. We understand it was difficult to sit and watch the Rattlers fall to the conference champion Hampton University Pirates.

But what ever happened to school spirit? It’s a good thing that basketball is played indoors.

If history holds, those that depart the Citrus Bowl early will certainly miss out. The last two Florida classics have both been decided in overtime.

We urge you not to pack up all that orange and green when the rain clouds start to gather next time. It’s time for the Hill to show some more pride.

After all, a little water never hurt anybody.

John W. Marsh for the Editorial Board.