Pep rally pumps up students for ‘Backyard Brawl’

In one of his first years at TAHS, High school principal Mr. Tom Yoder takes the ice bucket challenge from high school secretary Cherie Golden.

Tyrone Area High School held a pep rally to pump up students and staff for that night’s football game against the Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils on Friday, August 30th.

Every fall sport was announced at the assembly, and participants of each sport were asked to stand and be recognized when their sport was called. The football players and cheerleaders were all named and recognized.

At the pep rally the middle and high school principals, Mrs. Pinter and Mr. Yoder, participated in the ice bucket challenge.

“[I did this] to show students that we want to have fun and we want to show school spirit just like they do,” said Pinter.

“[I did this] to show students that we want to have fun and we want to show school spirit just like they do”

— Middle School Principal Kristen Pinter

The students had to raise $250 dollars for the principals to do the challenge. The money went to the Tyrone Area District Foundation which provides scholarships for students and funds other things that are done for students.

Some of the senior football players also dressed up and performed as cheerleaders.

“It was really fun, although I was a little nervous, I don’t know why,” said Aleic Hunter, Tyrone running back. “It was a good way to get everyone excited and involved.”

The players joined in a cheer and formed two pyramids with some help from the cheerleaders.

“I thought it was really funny,” said Azia Barnett, Tyrone cheerleader. “It’s too bad they didn’t try out for the team this year because their mounting was on point.”

WJAC News from Johnstown was also there to tape the event and plans to use the footage in its weekly football coverage and promotional spots.