There will be a sendoff for the Gladiators @ 3:45 p.m. outside the dome

Image: All In – We Win! The community is invited to a sendoff for the Italy Gladiators on Friday, November 23, at 3:45 p.m. outside the Italy Coliseum dome as the team bus heads out to take on the Valley View Eagles in an Area Championship matchup!

Italy — The community is invited to help sendoff the Italy Gladiators into battle against the Valley View Eagles to decide the Area Championship. Everyone is welcome to gather at the Italy High School parking lot before 3:45 p.m. on Friday, November 23, to salute the team bus as it passes. Have your signs and noise makers ready to help cheer on the team as they try to move one step closer toward their ultimate goal!

Gladiator District Champion/Playoff Bound shirts are ready

Image: Sandy Dabney with Lil’ Dab Embroidery of Italy, while doing the preliminary work before printing Italy Gladiator Football’s district champion/playoff bound shirts which are now ready for fans to wear to Friday’s game! Italy will challenge Valley View for the area championship being played at Pennington Field, in Bedford.

The 2012 Italy Gladiator Football district champion/playoff shirts are printed and ready to be delivered. If you ordered shirts, be aware that we are in the process of contacting everyone to distribute the them. Therefore, you may receive a call from us on Thanksgiving day or early Friday but we are hoping to have all the shirts in the stands by game time.

Additional photos from Italy’s win over Kerens for the District Championship

Image: Senior Pride! Caden Jacinto(6), Adrian Reed(64) and Jalarnce Lewis(65) are proud seniors after they and their teammates defeated Kerens to lay sole claim to the 2012 District 6-1A District Championship.

Kerens — Enjoy additional images from Gladiators’ district win over the Kerens Bobcats to claim the 2012 District 6-1A Championship. Italy avoided a three-team tie for 1st place by sweeping their district competition 5-0. Italy demonstrated guts while mounting a fourth-quarter comeback to prove just one thing in the end, that tough people win! — TPW