Pep Rallies

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Varsity cheerleaders lead the student body in the Alma Mater at the end of the pep convocation.
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During a pep rally skit Cathy McRee asks Lisa Lashley who’s going to win the game. Billy Harrison plays the horse, while Terry Miller and Susan Chism as Siamese twins look on.
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Cindy Bowers, ’76 dancing bulldog, performs to the music of the band during a pep rally.
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Leslie Long makes a monkey out of Mike Garner during the Russellville pep rally.
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Manager Bobby Waterson does a victory dance.

B-U-L-L-D-O-G-S! Let’s go Dogs! The cry rang out in each pep rally in 1976.

Pep rallies were not just a spontaneous gathering of people all shouting support for the Bulldogs. Behind each one were hours of careful preparation.

Cheerleaders not only practiced cheers and jumps, but also created skits to add a touch of comedy to the spirit. Meanwhile, the band rehearsed the Alma Mater and “The Horse.”

Peppers took part in hanging posters, and along with the cheerleaders, they got to the gym early to get things organized.

Finally, the student body entered with loud voices and clapping, and the gym began to roar with noise.

“The spirit seemed better than last year,” said junior Karen McCarty.

The Colors Day and Homecoming convocations were special pep rallies. Others featured special events such as the announcements of the winners of the Mr. Irresistible contest. It was won by Brooks Clower, senior; Calvin Tackett, junior; and Tyler Trumbo, sophomore.

Pep rallies were a spirit experience!

— 1976 Amethyst

Football Team

football-team.jpgBulldog Football Team, 1976

Front Row, from left: Michael Buchanan, Jimmy Luper, William Kimbrough, Phil Harrison, Calvin Tacket, Daran Johnson, T.R. Stewart, Gip Gibson, Mike Smith, Bobby Fitts, Kenny Harriman.
Second Row: Michael Jackson, Gene Geren, Joe Cravens, Nathan McKinney, Charles Duell, George Niblock, Joey Rodman, Lester Niblock, Bobby Martin, John Horn, Andy Lucas.
Third Row: Brian McGreevy, Mark Springer, Randy Williams, David Jackson, Steve “Country” Jones, Billy Frank Harrison, Jeems Love, Darrel Carr, Bill Gatewood, Wayne Jenkins, Dwaine Spears, Gary Ricks, Mike Patrick.
Fourth Row: Victor McPherson, Joe Bond, Kim Agee, Steve “City” Jones, Bill Tyner, Steve Baird, Lewis Moore, Mike Garner, Milton Scott Woelk, Bruce McLeod, Danny Ward, Jim Elliot, Bobby Waterson, Tim Smith.
Fifth Row: Coach Doyne Davis, Coach Ken Ramey, Coach Whit Fowlkes, Vernon Wayne Mitchell, Brooks Clower, Read Hudson, Darrell Strange, Ned Parette, Brett McLeod, Gary Streigler, Coach Larry Parnell, Coach Carl Fox