Ryan Connor(17) tries to break away from the Mustangs — Italy’s Junior High quarterback Ryan Connor(17) follows the lead block of Coby Bland(10) thru a herd of Red Oak Life Mustang defenders in Dallas.
Pumped up — 8th grader John Escamilla(7) plans on flexing his muscle against the Mustangs.
Ty’s confident — Ty Windham(36) has no worries during the game.
Bring ’em on! — Carl Jaynes shows his blood, sweat and braces against the Mustangs.
Tony Wilson — Tony Wilson plays in the secondary for Italy’s Junior High Gladiators.
John & Tyler — John Byers and Tyler Vincell tried to corral the Mustangs on Thursday.
“Here, horsey.” — Kelton Bales(60), John Byers(56) and Colton Petrey(9) chase a Mustang running wild.
K’Breona and Amber — K’Breona Davis and Amber Hooker have fun while cheering for the Gladiators.
Father and son — Kelton Bales(60) is the son of Italy’s Athletic Director and Varsity Head Coach Craig Bales who offers some advice to his boy.
Boxy ladies — Cheerleaders Brit Chambers and Sarah Coleman may need a bigger box.
Game of inches — Italy’s Colton Petrey and Chace McGinnis try to drag down this Mustang runner before he can cross the goal line.
Casting a shadow — The Gladiators and their cheerleaders cast their shadows beyond the Ellis County line.
In the huddle — Ryan Connor and Chace McGinnis listen to every word spoken by Coach Josh Ward.
Yell it proud! — Sarah Coleman cheers for the Gladiators loud and proud!
I am Gladiator — Italy’s Brandon Skaggs looks forward to the next game.
Green loves the Gold — Gladiator fan Erwin Green enjoys watching Italy’s players play, particularly his grandson Eric Carson who is a freshman on the JV squad.
Attack mode — Italy’s Hank Seabolt(76), Kevin Roldan(60) and Jake Escamilla(66) put pressure on the Mustang quarterback during the JV game.
Trevon scores — Trevon Robertson(9) catches his first of two touchdown catches against the Mustangs.
Together we can — Amber Hooker and Madison Washington cheer on the Gladiators.
Now that’s spirit — Halee Turner leaps for joy.
Got your back — Linebackers Tony Wooldridge(6) and Cody Medrano(75) backup Italy’s defensive line.
So innocent — K’Breona Davis tries to hide the fact she’s ecstatic that Italy’s JV team beat the Mustangs.
Darol Mayberry — Darol is a Gladiator and he has the helmet scars to prove it.
Cowboy up! — You only need one Texas Ranger to stop a riot while Italy’s Hank Seabolt is all we needed to get a riot started in the Mustangs backfield.