Everything you need to know about Gold Rush


Sydney Appleton

Scroll to learn more about Plant High School’s student section, Gold Rush.

Plant High School is known across the Tampa Bay Area for its student section. At every sports game, the stands are filled with students from all grade levels. This well-known student section is called “Gold Rush.”

Gold Rush attends all of Plant’s sports events to fill the student section. The student section has become especially popular over the last few school years. Gold Rush is currently in 2nd place for the best student section in the Tampa Bay Area on primetimepreps.com.

This school year’s Gold Rush presidents are seniors Silvia Farfante and JP Florentino-Mattos.

“I think Plant has the best student section because of how much we love our sports teams,” Farfante stated. “So many of us have really close friends playing sports that we want to support. This has led us to go to more games and bring more spirit.”

One thing that makes Gold Rush stand out from other student sections is the themes they have at various events. Every Friday night football game has a theme for how everyone should dress. Some themes in the past include white-out, blackout, gold-out, and more. 

“Some of my future theme ideas for football games are a neon theme and a Hawaiian or USA night,” Farfante stated. “For the neon theme, we are going to try to get everyone to wear all white and have color bombs to throw.”

Gold Rush will continue to “bring the rush” to Plant’s upcoming sports events.

To sign up for text notifications for Gold Rush information, text @phsgoldr to 81010.

To find details on game times, themes for games, and merchandise information, follow the Gold Rush Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/phsgoldrush/?hl=en

To buy your Gold Rush jersey, click the link here: https://order.uteescorporatesales.com/bird_banks/90018/signups/new