Football Tradition Creates A Special Bond For Mounds Students

Football Tradition Creates A Special Bond For Mounds Students

Friday, September 16, 2022, 1:18 p.m

MOUNDS (Oklahoma) –

Mounds Elementary students get a big welcome every Friday morning during football season thanks to the long-standing tradition of the football team and cheerleaders. Every fall Friday morning on the Mounds begins with high-fives from football players and cheerleaders as the elementary students walk inside the school. The tradition has created a special bond between Junior Jacob Jones and Sophomore Boss Love. “We fell in love with each other and now she’s my best friend,” junior Jacob Jones said. Jacob greets Boss every Friday morning, now Boss has changed his jersey number to match Jacobs and cheers him on every Friday night. “He’s always nice, and he’s always so excited, and he’s always so quick,” Boss said. According to Director of Athletics Jonathan Clay, this has been a Mounds tradition for the past 13 years, creating memories for the freshmen as well as the football players and cheerleaders. “Fall Friday football is a big deal, and for a small town like ours, it’s a pretty big tradition,” he said. Clay says the team has had several coaches over the years, but this has been a priority for all of them. It helps with school spirit and brings the community together. “I think part of it is when they come in they look up to these players and these cheerleaders and they want to be like them someday, so I think they enjoy it,” he said. For Boss and Jacob, this tradition has created a lifelong friendship. “I think it gives him somebody to look up to, and somebody he can be around and somebody he can talk to,” Jones said. The Mounds Eagles will play Kellyville tonight in their homecoming game.

Mounds Elementary students get a big welcome every Friday morning during football season thanks to the long-standing tradition of the football team and cheerleaders.

Every fall Friday morning on the Mounds begins with high-fives from football players and cheerleaders as the elementary students walk inside the school.

The tradition has created a special bond between Junior Jacob Jones and Sophomore Boss Love.

“We fell in love with each other and now she’s my best friend,” junior Jacob Jones said.

Jacob greets Boss every Friday morning, now Boss has changed his jersey number to match Jacobs and cheers him on every Friday night.

“He’s always nice, and he’s always so excited, and he’s always so quick,” Boss said.

Director of Athletics Jonathan Clay says it’s been a tradition at Mounds for the past 13 years, creating memories for the freshmen as well as the football players and cheerleaders.

“Fall Friday football is a big deal, and it’s a pretty big tradition for a small town like ours,” he said.

Clay says the team has had several coaches over the years, but this has been a priority for all of them.

It helps with school spirit and brings the community together.

“I think part of it is when they come in they look up to these players and these cheerleaders and they want to be like them someday, so I think they enjoy it,” he said.

For Boss and Jacob, this tradition has created a lifelong friendship.

“I think it gives him somebody to look up to, and somebody he can be around and somebody he can talk to,” Jones said.

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