Opelika Main Street hosting pep rally for Opelika High School football team in advance of Aug. 30 contest v. Auburn High

Photo by Robert Noles/Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce

Fans of Opelika High School athletics are encouraged to attend a pep rally being organized by Opelika Main Street on Aug. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in advance of the Bulldogs’ home matchup the following day against arch-rival Auburn.
Scheduled to take place at Courthouse Square in downtown Opelika, the event will feature performances of Bulldogs’ fan classics from the school’s marching band accompanied by the school’s cheerleaders. The entire football team and coaching staff will also be in attendance.
“We really want people to come out and support their hometown high school of their game versus Auburn the next night. This is a home game for Opelika, so it’s especially important for us to show their support that night,” said Opelika Main Street Director Ken Ward.
“We have had a wonderful start to the school year and are excited about what this year holds. We are thankful to the many families and community members who help make Opelika a special place. I encourage all members of the Opelika Bulldog family to attend the community pep rally on August 29 at Courthouse Square,” Opelika High School Principal Dr. Farrell Seymore added. “This unique venue in our historic downtown sets a perfect atmosphere to bring our community together to celebrate our students.”
After the event, Ward said he encourages visitors to stay and enjoy all that downtown Opelika has to offer.
“Our downtown merchants and restaurants do a lot for the community. They’re our neighbors, they (worship) with us and they sponsor our little league teams,” Ward added. “This event is not only about people showing their support for the school but for downtown as a whole.”
Kickoff for Opelika’s game against Auburn is scheduled for 7 p.m. C.S.T. at Bulldog Stadium on Aug. 30.
For more information about the event, like and follow Opelika Main Street’s social media pages or visit www.opelikamainstreet.org.


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