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We’ve got spirit, how about you?

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 2:11 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 2:25 p.m. CST
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This picture taken from the drone belonging to PHS coach Tim Taylor and PHS neighbor shows a birds’ eye view of the school colors going up around Princeton High School. Parents of PHS football camps organized a painting party that painted Tiger Town blue and white.
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From up above and ground level, the school colors shine brightly around the Princeton High School neighborhood. The PHS Meet the Tigers and Blue-White Scrimmage will be held Friday.
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From up above and ground level, the school colors shine brightly around the Princeton High School neighborhood. The PHS Meet the Tigers and Blue-White Scrimmage will be held Friday.
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From up above and ground level, the school colors shine brightly around the Princeton High School neighborhood. The PHS Meet the Tigers and Blue-White Scrimmage will be held Friday.

Talk about your school spirit. The streets around Princeton High School are oozing with it.

The captains parents of the Tiger football team organized a paint party Sunday to paint the (Tiger) town blue. Three sides around the school — Euclid Avenue in front, Central Avenue to the north and Homer Street to the east — are decked out in Tiger blue with paw prints up and down the street accompanied with a big inscription of “Tigers” in white trimmed in blue.

Most of the PHS cheerleaders and many other football parents pitched in also, including many booster club members.

The captains’ parents went around the neighborhood to get approval and Tiger mom Kelley Fisher (Jett Wedekind) said the neighbors were “extremely supportive and encouraging.”

They got some great aerial shots (see above) from Crown Street neighbor and baseball coach Tim Taylor via his drone to show off their work.

Tiger captains include Michael Camp, Tyler Clark, Zach Friel, Jake Reinhardt and Jett Wedekind.

All the Tiger teams, are going to be the envy of opposing teams when they venture into Tiger territory this fall and school year.

Nicely done, gang. What a tremendous show of school spirit. It’s going to get the Tigers even more fired up to play this school year.

Sports help: If you’re reading this, it means you already have an interest in sports, And I may have an interest in you.

I am currently looking for some area sports enthusiasts who would like to try their hand at sports reporting on a part-time basis for the BCR. If you are already attending ballgames and think you could put what you see/hear in writing, give me a call at 815-875-4461, ext. 6336 or drop me an email at khieronymus@bcrnews.com.

You can be a high school student or your typical high school sports fan. I will work with you to write up some objective stories. If you think this would be something you’d like to try, be sure to contact me right away.

• Fantasy world: The second year of the BCR Fantasy Football League will kick off soon. If you live in a fantasy world and would like to join our cast of fantasy football players, send me an email to get signed up. No grand prize, though you may get your name in the paper from time to time.

• Hall of a Class: Hall High School announced its 2014 Hall of Fame Class and it’s a good one. Hall alumns Rollie Himes and Jerry Stank (friend of Hall High School) are to be inducted Sept. 12 along with undefeated Red Devil football teams from 1928 and 1973.

Congrats to all honorees. The Hall of Fame Committee has done another outstanding job.

Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact him at khieronymus@bcrnews.com.

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