Pep Rally Friday visits Tamaqua

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TAMAQUA, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)– It’s time to get pumped as high school football season is underway.  To help get you excited, Eyewitness News is highlighting great schools and students every Friday during the season.

It’s a big game for the Tamaqu Blue Raiders. They are undefeated as the team is going into the game against Pottsville.

“We are all pretty excited about it. Last year we went down there and got blown out this year it’s gonna be a big difference,” senior, Devon Zehner said.

Cheering them on from the sidelines,  the nearly 200 strong marching band.

“It’s like our big family. I’ve been with it for 6 years and  being able to lead it and in front of people and take them onto the field is the best experience ever,” senior drum major, Sarah Martinez said.

“Almost my entire family was in band and I get to lead the band as well it’s just incredible. I love it,” senior drum major, Morgan Lusch said.

The student body is hoping to pull off a victory and to keep the momentum going into October.  The first weekend in October will be the school’s homecoming. Two student groups, “Step Up” and the National Honor Society, will host a free community bonfire.

“It will be free food,  free games and free fun. And everyone can just get together and hang out at the stadium,” Emily Amershek, with the honor society said.

Blue and white raider pride never goes out of style.

“We always come together as a school and we always just know how to have fun. We come together in times we need to and it’s just a great school to be a part of,” Brandi DeAngelo, a senior cheer captain said.

The game will kick-off tonight at 7:00 pm.

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