By Eva Pilgrim
9:29 AM EST, November 24, 2010
The students competed in video competition as part of the Marsh Hoosier Classic at Lucas Oil stadium this year. They got their idea from an episode of Glee where the football team does a dance to Beyonce's "Put a Ring on it."
Brandon Ledford is the quarterback of the high school's team. He was apprehensive about the idea when his fellow students came to him, "I was like wow. No. I gotta focus on winning some football games."
But with money on the line for his school, Ledford and the rest of the team decided to go for it.
Travis Duncan is also on the team. He say it made for a busy week for all the players, "We were practicing for football and the dance video at the same time."
Amber Derrow taught the guys the moves and directed the video, "Attention span was not that long on getting everyone set for it."
Derrow says no one expected the guys to be perfect, "If they messed up it made for a funny idea."
The entire video was shot in one day, but it took a lot longer to prepare and plan for that shoot. Ben Ettinger edited the final product, "We finished it in about 2 or 3 days"
The video was presented at the Marsh Hoosier Classic at Lucas Oil stadium where it won the school $300, but the school brought home more than just money. Ledford says, "We were on a two game losing streak. After that week we went Lucas Oil and our video was played and we went on a three game winning streak."
The students are now working on their next video project, a Doritos commercial that will compete for a spot during the Super Bowl.
Duncan says he's glad the football team participated in the Glee spoof. He says it's something they will all be talking for a long time to come, "Years down the road when we come to our reunion it will definitely be something we can talk about."