The WCHS football team kicks off its season Friday night in Smithville.
To help motivate the Pioneers in their opener against DeKalb County, The Southern Standard, in partnership with 105.3 WOW Country, will be offering a Pioneer Pep Rally that is planned for Thursday night at 6 p.m. at Nunley Stadium, with the rally lasting about an hour.
“I hope we have a huge turnout at the pep rally and at Smithville on Friday night,” said WCHS head coach Tom Moore.
The WCHS band, cheerleaders and most importantly football players will be in attendance for this electrifying event. Players will be introduced and the band will provide energy with its relentless audio assault.
The last time WCHS played a football game in Smithville, the Pioneers came away with a 34-30 victory two years ago.
“We are excited to have the pep rally at our stadium and the boys are looking forward to playing DeKalb,” said coach Moore. “We have had two good weeks of practices and two good scrimmages versus Tullahoma and White County. It helps our boys more than you could know to feel the support of this town.”
Other high school groups invited to attend are JROTC and the choir.
Football schedule posters for both WCHS and WCMS featuring team pictures will be for sale at the event presented by the Southern Standard and participating sponsor Pinnacle Orthopaedics.
From WCMS, the football team, cheerleaders, dance team and band have been invited.
“We’re delighted to team up with WOW Country and Pinnacle to host a pep rally so our community can show their support of our teams. I’ve been on the sidelines and seen firsthand just how much an electric crowd fuels our football teams,” said Southern Standard ad director, Jeffrey Simmons.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside to the WCMS auditorium.