Italy High School cheerleaders Beverly Barnhart and Kaitlyn Rossa cheer as Trevon Robertson(20) and Eric Carson(24) blast their way out of the tunnel as the Italy Gladiators prepare to challenge Palmer in a non-league matchup.
Marcus Surles and Katie Byers represent the Italy FFA and handle the duties of raising the flags as part of the pre-game ceremony at Willis Field.
Gladiator Regiment Marching Band members prepare to play the National Anthem.
Italy captains Larry Mayberry, Jr.(77), Omar Estrada(56), Ethan Saxon(44) and Jase Holden(3) meet the Palmer Bulldog captains at midfield.
Fond memories: Jozie Perkins, Sarah Coleman, Brittany Chambers and Halee Turner model old school cheerleading uniforms.
Gladiator quarterback Jase Holden is ready to start the game.
Gladiators Kyle Jackson(28) and Larry Mayberry, Jr.(77) try to get tailback Ryheem Walker(10) an extra yard.
Italy’s Jalarnce Jamal Lewis(11) finds running room and that’s bad news for the Bulldog defense.
Italy High School cheerleaders Felicia Little and Beverly Barnhart take time out of their busy schedule for a photo.
Italy’s offensive blockers had their hands full against a relentless Bulldog defensive line.
Gladiator Chase Hamilton(2) lays out for extra yards.
Gladiator mascot Sa’Kendra Norwood and IHS cheerleader Jameka Copeland smile for the camera.
Gladiator running back Kyle Jackson(28) delivers a hit to a Palmer defender.
Hayden Woods(8) and Ryheem Walker(10) get a hold on Palmer’s quarterback.
The IHS cheerleaders get the fans off their feet.
IHS cheerleaders Jameka Copeland, Ashley Harper, Destani Anderson and Felicia Little are all smiles on the sideline.
Gladiator head coach Craig Bales observes the game from the sideline.