GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The school colors are blue and white, but there was a lot of Badger’s red around Green Bay Southwest High School on Monday.
“A lot of us are Badger fans to begin with,” said Ward Wittman, a social studies teacher. “Obviously Aaron’s presence really reinforces that.”
Aaron Moesch, a former Southwest basketball star is a Badger’s red shirt freshman.
“It’s actually been kind of neat to see when they do the cuts to the sidelines and you get to see Aaron and how excited he is,” said Todd Naze, a school counselor.
Moesch’s former teachers and classmates are also excited.
“He keeps in contact with a lot of the staff members, a lot of the student body,” said Wittman. “He stays really connected to us and we’re grateful because he’s such a good kid.”
During the Badgers run to the championship game, the entire school has been watching.
“It’s very cool because seeing him play here, he was a great basketball player,” explained senior Kelvin Jones. “Seeing him on tv and cheering for his team, it’s very good.”
“His name is actually in the gym because he holds a record here,” said senior Maria Macco. “I point up, ‘oh there’s Aaron Moesch and now he’s on national television.’ ESPN wrote an article on his mustache or Moesch-stache. It’s crazy. It’s super impressive.”
Friends and fans are hoping for one final win to finish the tournament.
“All the teachers are talking about it. We’re all wearing our Badgers gear,” added Macco. “It’s crazy here.”