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Bronco Pride, Pie-Eating Contest and Dance-off at Annual Pep Rally

The Broncos capped off Spirit Week and showcased their school pride with a pep rally on Oct. 8. Sporting tiaras, football jerseys and team apparel, students cheered as their peers introduced their sports teams and captains.

Seniors Matthew Bettino and Taylor Sears, co-presidents of the Athletic Council, said they wanted to involve the entire school community, not just athletes, in the homecoming activities. That’s why they’re continuing a two-year tradition to determine Mr. and Mrs. Bronco not based on votes or popularity, but by having students participate in different games and competitions.

“This is really different because it involves everyone, and it should be about the whole community,” said Sears, who explained that among the 12 competing couples were students who don’t participate in sports. “It’s their homecoming, too.”

For the first round, students competed in the bungee run where one team member got connected to an elastic bungee running in the opposite direction. The goal was to run toward your teammate and throw into a basket as many beanbags as possible. The six teams with the most beanbags in the basket moved on to the next round. The next rounds involved an inflatable jousting game, a pie-eating contest and, finally, a dance-off between the last two remaining couples.

Senior Joe Pepe, a representative of the Athletic Council who competed for the Mr. Bronco title, said his favorite part of the pep rally was seeing all of his friends compete against each other in a fun environment.  

“It definitely interested a lot more people because it’s more exciting,” he said. “The pep rally is a mix of high energy and comedic relief.”

Athletic Council advisor Matt Fisher said the students have been working hard since the beginning of the school year to make this year’s homecoming the best one yet.

“Our mission is to create the finest sports environment for all students, staff, parents and the entire Bronxville community,” he said. “Through homecoming’s spirit days, events and games, it seems like this group of students and dedicated parents are making our mission a reality.”

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