Neuse Charter School students might be seen in late October wearing things that might be considered a little risqué.
But don’t be alarmed, no one will be getting reprimanded for these outfits. Instead they’ll be showing their school spirit for the NCS Powder Puff’s first flag football game.
Coach Chase Crocker is the advisor for the NCS Pep Club. The school-authorized club consists of nearly 50 members in grades 9-12. The pep club’s main priority is to promote school spirit, as well as support for athletes, at home and away games.
“We’re raising money for the club,” Crocker said. “We want to do some activities before games to enhance school spirit and to provide a better atmosphere.”
The regulation-ruled flag football games will be a 7-on-7 match-off of ladies from each high school grade level. Each game will last 12-minutes. Male students will serve as coaches, as well as cheerleaders.
The cost for players is $10 with the first 15 registrants of each grade guaranteed a spot on the “field.” The field will actually be the school gymnasium to account for weather, lighting, concessions and music. Freshman players will wear white; sophomores black; juniors purple and seniors pink.
In case the players aren’t familiar with the rules of flag football, there will be practices on Oct. 11, 18 and 19 at the school. These practices will lead to the final night for the game on Oct. 20 at 5:30pm (dependent on volleyball playoff schedule).
Guys, just because you aren’t on the field doesn’t mean you can’t support the teams.
“Cheerleaders will get to do a routine during half-time,” said Patrick McCarthy, NCS junior and treasurer/secretary for the pep club. The gentlemen will also be responsible for cheering for their respective teams during the game.
Here’s your chance to see students working hard to support their peers. Everyone is welcome to join in the festivities. Tickets are $5 at the door.
The NCS Pep Club hopes you will support the teams as they compete in their first powder puff flag football game.