Red Bank Catholic High School is well known for traditions. While there have always been Pep Rallys and PowderPuff football games, never before have both combined at Count Basie Field days before the varsity football game plays the NJSIAA Non Public B State Championship at MetLife Stadium. The planning has been in the works for weeks. The student council executive board, along with faculty members and administration came to agree on a fun event for students and athletes alike.
Students attended classes in the morning on campus before being led by faculty members on a walk down Maple Avenue to Count Basie Field. Students walked through the gates of the park following RBC's new Chamber Band. The pep rally began the day honoring and highlighting the athletes from all of the fall sports. Between sports, students were treated to performances by the junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders as well as the RBC dance team.
A lunch break allowed students to take advantage of pizza, hot chocolate and various baked goods that were available served up by hard working faculty and administrators. In spite of the chilly November air, the sun was shining bright to provide a perfect atmosphere for the event.
Finally, the stage was set for a head to head battle between the junior and senior girls out on the football field. The boys, of course, cheered them on. Each team secured faculty members and current football players as coaches and practiced to prepare for the game. Officials were hired, plays were designed and the players squared off against each other with the entire student body watching. In the end, the juniors were no match for the seniors as they carried the Class of 2021 to victory 12-6. As RBC events go, this one was a resounding success. Congrats to all of the Casey student leaders, faculty and administration. Next year, alumni will be invited to join the current Caseys in the school's newest tradition.