Elder's school spirit is no joke -- students sleep over to get ready for WCPO's visit

Posted at 7:40 AM, Oct 06, 2017

CINCINNATI -- What have we gotten ourselves into? Fridays on Good Morning Tri-State have transformed into a quagmire of teen spirit.

Don't get us wrong -- we couldn't be happier. We love showcasing the unwavering school spirit that Cincinnati's known for.

But Elder took things up a notch on Friday: Students at the all-boys school in Price Hill had a school-wide sleepover to prepare for Good Morning Tri-State's live visit at the school.

WATCH video from the visit in the player at the top of this story and the player below.


The Panthers who slept over at the school -- including more than 150 juniors and seniors -- didn't go to bed until 4 a.m. when the principal forced them to, they said. 

Elder plays Moeller Friday night in WCPO's Game of the Week. Two weeks ago, Moeller and St. Xavier's game was WCPO's Game of the Week. We visited both schools for Good Morning Tri-State, and the school spirit was off the chain.

Read about and watch the Big Moe/Bomb Squad spirit showdown here.

This week, Elder plays Moeller in our Game of the Week.

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Days before our Friday morning shoot at Elder, the school told us they saw Moeller's appearance on Good Morning Tri-State. They told us they intended to show up the Crusaders.

So, did they do it?