A large crowd of community members showed up for the Downtown Pep Rally event which featured three area high school teams, cheerleaders and band members for the annual First Friday event.

Hours before the event was to begin, downtown Statesboro received 3 inches of rain. That did little to dampen the spirits of the teams, fans and vendors. Most important the community really showed up to support the area high schools.

Rahn Hutcheson, the Executive Director of the Averitt Center for the Arts, served as master ceremonies and introduced each of the teams as they took the stage on the Courthouse steps.

Hutcheson discussed with a few of the coaches and some of the key players their teams’ upcoming seasons.

Bulloch Academy had committed to attend but they were not able to make it. Portal High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and Statesboro High School were all in attendance.

Grice Connect live streamed the event and you can view video of each team below:

Portal High School

Southeast Bulloch High School

Statesboro High School

The proud sponsor of this year’s Downtown Pep Rally event was Statesboro Natural Gas. They provided delicious hotdog’s and refreshments for the attending teammates. There were also local vendors selling food and products to parents and other community members. 

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority would also like to thank their additional sponsors for 2022: American Roofing  CORE Credit Union, Georgia Power, Colony Bank, East Georgia Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, Coca-Cola, Statesboro Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Southern Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Tormenta FC, McKeithen’s True Value. Party Impressions, McLendon Enterprises, Party Harbor, Morris Bank, Shoemaker Equipment Supply  Statesboro Properties, and Vyve Broadband.

For more information about sponsoring or participating in future downtown events, please contact the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority by calling 912-764-7227 or emailing mainstreet@statesborodowntown.com.

DeWayne Grice

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...

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