10/11/2012 11:52:00 PM Prescott High invites former football players to join 'Tradition Tunnel' Admission free for ex-Badgers for Friday's game vs. Mingus
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The Daily Courier
As part of a new event called "Tradition Tunnel," first-year Prescott High football coach Cody Collett is inviting former Badger players to attend Friday night's home game against Cottonwood Mingus to cheer on PHS.
Admission will be free for any one-time player in the program who wants to participate in the festivities.
To get into the stadium, ex-players must simply tell an attendant at the gate that they competed for the Badgers on the gridiron.
Then, just prior to kickoff at 7 p.m. at Bill Shepard Field, former players will be invited onto the field as the current team runs into the stadium before taking their seats in the home stands.
"It's a really cool thing for the guys that are currently out there playing hard for Prescott to run through a bunch of guys that have previously done that," Collett said. "Hopefully, we get good numbers. I'd really like to see that."
Collett added that he plans to pick one game each season and label it a Tradition Tunnel contest to celebrate the PHS varsity football program's 100-plus-year legacy and its past players.
Friday's game promises to be a good one, with Division II No. 17-ranked Prescott (5-2 overall record) locking horns with a Mingus squad (6-1) rated No. 3 in D-IV.
"It's actually my idea, and since this is my first job as a head coach, this is kind of the first time I've had to implement it," Collett said of Tradition Tunnel, which he tried once at Mesa Dobson while he was an assistant coach there several years ago.
"It's kind of like passing the torch. It's a cool way to honor your past and your present."
Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2012
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What a great idea !!!! Now days, liberals want to do away with tradition and history. This is a refreshing event.