After the first four days, the Class of 2018 was only a three hundred points behind the Class of 2017. With this in mind, the junior class entered Friday's Color War competition with a laser-like focus on closing the gap. Spirits were running high all day in anticipation for the battle on the Hyannis Green, and we were optimistic that this was our year.
As the friendly competitions kicked off, it was clear it was going to be close. After the spirited hula-hoop race, shoe toss, dizzy bat relay, and a quick dance party, the seniors remained within striking distance. Then, it was time for the main event: Tug o' War. Tug o' War is an event very special to Sturgis, and it is a highly-charged event during which we always see the wildest expressions of class pride. With anchor Carl Furner putting life and limb on the line for his fellow juniors, we were initially optimistic that we were going to win. However, even Carl Furner was not enough to overcome the Tug o' War powerhouse that was the Class of 2017, who beat us in the final round.