By: Amairani Chacon
The annual Pigskin is one of three annual rival football games many folks in Pueblo look forward to. This year’s Pigskin was held on September 6, at the Pueblo West HIgh School stadium. The turnout for Rowdies and support for our team was tremendous as supporters almost completely filled up the bleachers! The PCHS student body united and displayed a tremendous amount of school spirit. This year’s theme for the Rowdies was a Hawaiian. Most of the student body participated by dressing up and showing school spirit. They consistently showed support throughout the entire game as they chanted cheers to encourage our boys.
The varsity dance and cheer team performed the half-time show for PCHS. Both the dance and cheer team performed with all they had and did not disappoint the crowd with excitement and entertainment. Varsity dancer, Trista Crittenden said, “The rowdy section was really energetic, and we could really feed off of the energy while performing. They were singing Old Town Road and it was just an indescribable feeling.” Crittenden also adds, “I really enjoyed performing. I got to represent my school and got to show off what the dance team works hard for.” The halftime show was definitely something special.
Unfortunately, as hard as our boys worked, PCHS lost the pigskin with a score of 29-3. Although many were disappointed, Rowdies continued showing support until the players left the field. Sophomore player Corbin Spear expressed, “Before the game, the team and I were just excited to get out and compete. After the game we were all disappointed with the outcome of the game, but now we know what we need to improve on the have more success throughout the season.” When asked about his outlook for the team for the remainder of the season, Spear responded, “We still have nine more games to play and our goal is to win them all, become SCL League Champs, and qualify for the state tournament later in the year.”