First pep rally of the 2018-2019 school year kicks off homecoming game


Maya Joshi

The pep rally for the Homecoming game against Seneca was the first pep rally of the season. At 1:15 the Senior Vocal Ensemble sang the anthem to begin the rally, followed by the cheerleaders performing a routine.

Manual Crimsons football team members hype up their Homecoming game. Photo by E.P. Presnell.
David “Zube” Zuberer congratulates and encourages the Fall sports teams. Photo by E.P. Presnell.

The Juniors won the beach-themed relay race in which participants had to put on bathing suits, blow up a beach ball and floaties and put on sunscreen before lying down on a beach towel. 

A relay race participant struggles to blow up their beach ball. Photo by E.P. Presnell.
A student watches the relay race. Photo by E.P. Presnell.

After the race, Manual’s Dreamers step team performed.

Manual Dreamers step team shows off their routine. Photo by E.P. Presnell.
Manual Dreamers step team readying for their routine. Photo by E.P. Presnell.
Manual Dreamers member performs. Photo by E.P. Presnell.
Step team stepping to their own beat. Photo by E.P. Presnell.

After the step team’s act, David “Zube” Zuberer gave a speech in which he advised the marching band to, “keep doing what you doing,” and congratulated the Girls’ Golf Team on their JCPS Championship win. Zube also announced that the Homecoming dance would be in the small gym at Manual after the football game. 

Girls’ Golf team celebrates their big win. Photo by E.P. Presnell.
Student spectators show their school spirit. Photo by E.P. Presnell.

After the performances, the announcers introduced Manual students to their Fall Homecoming Court of 2018. Once the court cleared the court, the Manual Dazzlers came out to put on a show.

Members of Homecoming Court Fall 2018. Photo by E.P. Presnell.
Dazzlers posed after finishing their performance. Photo by E.P. Presnell.

For the pep rally finale, the much-anticipated Red/White Cheer, the Seniors won.

Spectators at the pep rally. Photo by E.P. Presnell.