Game Day ROAR: bringing school spirit back to Bryan

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Written by: Samantha Burgess, editor in chief

DAYTON, Tenn. — The Bryan College cheerleaders will host “Game Day ROAR,” a pep rally for the Bryan College basketball teams, on November 6 at 3:15 p.m. The event will begin with a “Lion Walk” in front of Woodlee, followed by other activities in the gym lobby at 3:30 p.m.

The Bryan College cheerleaders standing outside of the Care Center in downtown Dayton, Tenn.

Attendees can expect food, music and games as well as a chance to meet with the players and encourage them before their games. The event will end with a performance from the cheerleading team. 

This will be the first pep rally that Bryan has held in four years. 

“We recognize the lack of school spirit and low attendance numbers at our games and want to see more pride in our students,” said junior cheerleader Morgan Clark. 

The cheerleading team believes the best way to boost student morale is through a pep rally. Clark added that the event is not only an opportunity to encourage the basketball teams, but also an opportunity for the cheerleaders to showcase the hours of hard work they put in to prepare for games and other events.

“We want to increase school spirit and help make everyone feel more connected to the sports teams in the hopes of bringing more students to games,” said Clark. 

Kara Stockton, junior and captain of the cheerleading team, plans to hold more pep rallies like this one in support of every sports team at Bryan.

“It’s so important to hold these events so that we can put the hype back into our sporting events,” said Stockton. “We have some great athletic programs and coaches who deserve to be celebrated.” 

Head men’s basketball coach, Donald Rekoske, added that the athletes have to represent both Christ and the College when they step out on the court. “Pep rallies are great at generating fan interest and help put the team in a good mindset.”

The women’s basketball team will play at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s team at 7:30 p.m.

Students attending the pep rally and basketball games can earn points for each event on the ROAR app.

Update: This is a “black out” event! Make sure to show your support by coming in your Bryan apparel.

Samantha Burgess is a senior communication major with an option in digital media and is editor in chief for the Triangle. Her interests in writing include profiles and feature articles. Burgess can often be found curled up with a good book, writing, listening to music or watching Netflix.