Submitted by Tyler Metz
It’s that time of year…. The Warrior Alumni game is sneaking up on us. This year it takes place as part of the Hazy Dayz Festivities. The game is at 8 pm on
Friday June 24th under the lights. Festivities start at 6:30 pm with Kerr’s bouncers for the kids, a tailgate party, and music entertainment from the football tower. This is a fundraiser for the high school team with 50/50 tickets available, a signed helmet silent auction and a silver donation. Programs will be available.
This bout will be the exciting rubber match everyone’s been talking about, with team Red/White taking the electrifying victory in the inaugural year and team Black coming out with an intense win in the Rain last year. Both teams are practicing in preparation for is what is sure to be an entertaining and exciting event. Spectators from previous years have marveled at the level of competition and speed these former High School Warriors show on the field. The talent pool gets better every game and this year will not disappoint. One of the Red/White team captains, and current Assistant coach of the high school team, Aaron Polvi states “ What an experience I had over the last two years, I replay every minute of those games in my head just like when I was a kid… I thought I would never get to play another football game in my life. Thanks to all the Alumni players who share the same passion as I do and commit to a 60 minute trench war with endless outcomes. And also thanks to all the fans, workers, and sponsors who come out to make these games hugely successful. I guarantee this is only the start of something great to come”.
The Alumni players have been getting the rust out at practices over the last two weeks and they are excited to get the equipment back on and are ready to play. Daniel Green, One of the Black team captains, and current running back coach of the high school team adds, “The alumni game is truly an amazing experience! To have the chance to play a competitive championship type game with and against former teammates and coaches is incredible!”
Coach Tyler Metz and one of the captains of team Black states “These guys on both sides of the ball are awesome! Lots of talent and knowledge coming out to play and compete. It takes special people like this to play this game to raise money for the high School team. They get it, it’s about the kids on the field when fall arrives, and if the Alumni get to come out and play the game they love to support that… well, I think it would take a freight train to stop them from hitting the field on the 24th…. I can’t wait!”
Please come out and Support the Esterhazy Warrior Football club and the Alumni in what is sure to be an entertaining night!