By: Haley Cesar
After a crazy year and a half, we are fully back to school,in person,and have started an amazing new year.This also means that all of the school events we look forward to every year are back. One of the big events of the year is the annual Pigskin Classic game. This Friday, Sept.3rd,2021, our Pueblo County Hornets will be competing against Pueblo West Cyclones yet again.
The Pigskin game is a tradition for the two Pueblo schools and has been taking place every since 2000. I asked some of the players this year how they have been preparing for this game. ”We have been scouting West’s team and creating ways to counter their offense and break through their defense.” said Senior,Jeremiah DeLaTorre,#51. Senior,Bryce Garcia,#2 said, “I think this season will be one of the best we’ve had.”
The game not only gets students excited,but brings the whole community together.Many people like myself have grown up watching the game and have rooted for their future schools. Parents and alumni alike have sat with us and rooted for their former schools too.I asked the players how long they have been watching the game themselves and if they ever thought they would be playing in Pigskin,Senior,Bryce Garcia,#2 said, “I’ve been watching since the 6th grade and I did not think I would be playing,especially since my mind was on wrestling.”Senior, Jace Barger, #28 said “I first watched a Pigskin game my 8th grade year and I didn’t know if I would play or not.”
Our school has been showing our spirit this whole week.Wr kicked off spirit week on Monday with students wearing their favorite Hawaiian shirts. Tuesday we had the battle of “Cowboys vs Aliens.” On Wednesday we got glimpse into the future and the past during generation day with people dressing up from babies to senior citizens,and finally to end the week to really show our support we dressed up in our school colors.The first pep rally of this year will be held on Thursday, Sept.2,we hope to see a sea of green and gold.
Bring your school spirit to the annual Pigskin game and root for the Pueblo County Hornets!