As we near the start of football season, details of the upcoming celebration of 100 years of Tiger football have been announced by the Athletic Department.
Athletic Director John Triveri has announced that the October 4 game versus River High School will be the celebration game. At this game players and coaches from 100 years of Tiger football will be acknowledged. Shadyside resident, Hank Kapolka will be in attendance as the oldest living former football player. Returning to the gridiron will be players and coaches from seven different decades of Tiger football, including undefeated teams and playoff teams.
There is still time to register for former players. That registration deadline has been set as SEPTEMBER 25. A $20 registration fee will include a ticket to the game, entry in to the Boosters tailgate party, a commemorative t-shirt and entry to the post game social at the Little League fields, site of the original Tiger football field. Players can pick up their t-shirts at the pass gate on the night of the game as they will be distributed by Melanie Haswell.
Past players and coaches will be also have the opportunity to tour the field house and Fleming Field facility. Just prior to the start of the game, players and coaches will be asked to come on to the field to help form the player tunnel to cheer on the team as it comes out on to the field. During the game, players and coaches will be seated in the south end zone and at halftime they will congregate at the south end for introductions.
On tap for that night will also be members of the Tiger Alumni Band
“Should be a great football game between great rivals and an electric atmosphere. We’re hoping for a good attendance and the cooperation of mother nature,” said Triveri.
Gates for the Booster’s Tailgate Party will open at 5:00pm. Past players can report to the ticket booth pass gate anytime after that.