Bulldog Blackout builds excitement for season
Priceville High School’s freshmen, junior varsity and varsity basketball teams received a big shout out for the upcoming season from approximately 250 parents and fans of players at the second annual “Bulldog Blackout” on Saturday night.
The event kicked off at 5:30 p.m., with a tailgate party, which featured a wide variety of recorded music, lots of good food and a time of fellowship and reminiscing about school lays gone by.
Wearing glow bands, the audience assembled inside the gymnasium at 6:30 p.m. for a slide show, featuring basketball action from last season’s teams. Introductions of JV and varsity cheerleaders and JV and varsity basketball teams were made with lots of fanfare afterwards.
Cheerleaders and basketball players were introduced individually as they entered the court from the hallway entrance. Sponsors and coaches joined the teams at mid-court and made comments about their status and goals for the upcoming season.
Cheerleaders performed stunts and yells and formed victory lines for the players as they were introduced and entered the court. Each team chose players to compete in fun games and shooting exhibitions.
At intervals throughout the program, emcee Tim Hodson conducted drawings for door prizes.
The program was planned and presented by the Bulldog Club with Tammy Haynes serving as project chairperson.
Cheerleaders were recognized as follows:
JV – Victoria Matthews, Fallon Beck, Bri Moore, Lea Carlson, Caitlin Poteet, Ashley Bracken, Amanda St. John and Sera Jane McAnally.
Varsity – Racheal Harris, Kayla Vest Maggie Yambrek, Savannah Segars, Abby St. John, Lynsey Staggs, Maleiaha Chavers, Benni Christiansen. Abby Golden, Rachael Whitten, Lauren Clem, Kaitlyn Gladwell, Sydney Moore, Britney Powers and Lauren Smith,
Basketball players were recognized as follows:
Freshmen boys – Weston Bodley, Brandon Dinh, Elijah Cole, A.J. Hughes, Jared McKelvey, Austin Smith, Logan Mortensen, Noah Fortner, Parker Gwin, Will Dotson and Heath Mann.
JV girls – Arrayya Sweeney, Kim Pitts, Becky Rigoni, Jenna Blankenship, Heather Owens, Kristen Skinner, Shyanne Stackhouse and Kenzie Price.
JV boys – Micah Campbell, Jake Wood, Levi Dotson, Grant Thigpen, Ross Hawkins, Sam Brandon, Thomas Johnson and Trent Colbert.
Varsity girls – Peyton Parker, Mckenzie Parker, Tori Vehrs, Jada Beverly, Alex Moore, Kayla Lucas, Ayah Mcabee, Emilee Cunningham and Brianna Gwin.
Varsity boys – Drew Worley, Chandler Livingston, Zac Smith, Hayden Prentice, Ben Patterson, Milik Orr, Kaleb Barker, Jackson Morris, Marc McLenson, Chad Steakmon, Luke Mason, Jacob Crow, Kyle Haynes and Chris McNutt.
Sponsors of the event were Marx Optical, Priceville Recreation Association, Fil-Tech Inc., Priceville High School Booster Club, Traditions Bank and Dental Associates of North Alabama.