CEDAR CITY, Utah — The annual powderpuff football game took place in the Eccles Coliseum Thursday.
After the game, there was a pep rally was in the America First Event Center.
The week has been packed full of activities and opportunities for the school to come together in unity and fun, but also competition. Thursday night had the best of both worlds.
The powderpuff game was between the Red and White teams coached by different members of the football team. The game started out a little slow for both teams with a lot of short runs and not many yards for either team.
The White Team struck first with a big interception that was nearly returned for a score. The next drive they would recover a fumble as well. It didn’t take long for the Red Team to strike back. It was a back and forth battle and the game ended up in a tie.
Shortly after the powderpuff game, the pep rally began in the America First Event Center.
Student Programming Board Athletic Director Tyler Jaros began the event by exciting the crowd. It started out with a dance number from the our dance team. The band then played the school song.
After that, the cheerleaders came out to teach the student body cheers, both old and new. Cheers ranged from the famous “Let’s get a little bit rowdy”, to the third down stretch, to Hunger Games, and “Get Out Of Your Mind”, a new cheer (the Thunder Clap), and even more.
After the different cheers were learned, the athletic teams were represented. Men’s basketball led the way, followed by women’s basketball, softball, gymnastics, cross country, and ended with the T-Bird football team.
Head Coach Demario Warren spoke to the crowd near the end and expressed showed his appreciation for the support of the fans. Warren asked that everyone come out to their game this weekend. One of his final requests was to be as loud as possible as the T-Birds face Sacramento State.
Remember that Friday night is Forever Red on Upper Quad while Saturday is filled with different activities ranging from the parade, the tailgate, football game, and headphone dance. Make sure to wear read and come support your T-Birds!
Story by Cade Higbee
Photo by: Mitchell Quartz