Fall is in the air. When we were in High School it was always Friday Night Football.
This was about 1966 or 1967. You cannot tell from the photos but the school colors were Orange and Black.
I wonder if I could still sing the school song? We had pep fest on Fridays when there was a Home Game, I think it was at 2:45 ( Gravy says 2:50) in the afternoon. The cheerleaders would lead cheers, the Principal and the Coach would talk and introduce the players and we would sing the school song. School was out at 3:12. ( Far Guy says he never went to a pep fest except for Homecoming… and he thinks it was all of sixth period and he snuck out early and went home.)
The only cheer I recall. ( It is a great ear worm that may stick with you all day!)
We are the Panthers
mighty mighty panthers
everywhere we go o
people want to know o
who we are r
so we tell them
we are the panthers mighty mighty panthers
P. A. N. T. H. E. R. S. GO FIGHT WIN!
Oh yes that school song was called
The Cassion Song
Zis Boom Bah – Ki Yi Yah
Rah Rah Rah for PR High
as Park Rapids goes zipping along.
Pile the score on the stack
For the Orange and the Black
As Park Rapids goes zipping along.
For it’s Ki Yi Ye on to victory
shout out you boosters loud and strong.
For where e’er you go you will always know
That Park Rapids goes zipping along
That Park Rapids goes zipping along!
I don’t recall the words exactly like it is on the school website…but is is real similar. ( For the record Far Guy knew it was called The Cassion Song but could not recall the words….he must have missed all the pep fests.)