Friday's Homecoming game just wasn't the same for The Southern High School Bulldogs. The entire school community mourned the loss of beloved teacher Heather Waibel who died in an accident in Anne Arundel County Friday morning.
It was a rainy, cold and dreary night for Southern High School's highly anticipated homecoming game.
The crowd, braved the rain and saluted the flag with heavy hearts as they remembered one their own, Heather Waibel
"We've done the best we can to support our students and support our teachers and we really come together," said principal Kathryn Feuerherd
Come together as The Bulldogs always do. Waibel, a math teacher and National Honor Society adviser died in a crash along Solomon's Island Road in Edgewater.
"Miss Waibel really was a passionate educator and really enjoyed math content she worked closely with a lot of students and helped them be successful in courses like Algebra II. She was also very involved in the school," said Feuerherd
Edgewater is a close-knit community where everyone, regardless of age understands what today's loss means.
"We were supposed to have our pep rally and the students just felt like they did not want to move forward with it today based on what had happened," Feuerherd said.
Friday, The Bulldogs hoped to win the homecoming game for Waibel, not for themselves.
Waibel taught at Southern High School for seven years. Grief counselors will be on stand by for students and staff next week.