With school officially back in session and the Wildcats’ first football game of the year right around the corner, Enterprise High School is preparing to ring in football season right with its annual Downtown Pep Rally on Aug. 21.
At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, athletes from Enterprise High School, Dauphin Junior High School, and Coppinville Junior High School will gather around the Boll Weevil Monument on Main Street and visit with friends, family, and sports supporters in the community, sharing their excitement for the upcoming season. According to EHS Athletic Director Trent Trawick, the pep rally will give students and community members a chance to connect and pump each other up prior to the Wildcats’ first game.
“The reason for the pep rally is not only to get the community together after a long summer, but it officially kicks off fall sports,” Trawick said. “It’s an opportunity for the community to come together and show their support to our kids.”
Trawick said other sports will be recognized during the rally as well.
“We recognize the football teams at all three schools -- EHS, Coppinville, and Dauphin -- but we also recognize the cheerleaders, volleyball, cross country, band, and swim,” Trawick said. “During the rally, we call out and recognize each sport.”
The rally will feature Enterprise High School cheerleaders and the Big Blue Band for a series of cheers and musical performances. Trawick said Enterprise Mayor Bill Cooper is also planning to make an appearance to recognize the athletes, if possible.
Main Street is expected to be blocked off between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. for the event. Several downtown businesses have said they will remain open for the rally, so guests are welcomed to come early to do a little shopping.
Trawick said he was extremely grateful for the help he received from the city of Enterprise regarding the rally.
“I personally want to thank the mayor and the chief of police for working with us -- they do an excellent job to make sure that everything is safe and running smoothly,” Trawick said. “Thanks to the city of Enterprise for supporting us and this activity.”
Trawick added that weather updates will be given if inclement weather occurs prior to or during the rally.
“If there’s possible threatening weather, if people will reach out to Enterprise High Sports Facebook and Twitter, they’ll post any delays or cancellations up there,” Trawick said. “We won’t put people out there in inclement weather. We just want to invite the public to come and join us.”