Pride Bowl contending schools unite to present jerseys to Pasadena City Council leaders

Pride Bowl contending schools unite to present jerseys to Pasadena City Council leaders
Posted on 11/07/2017
Pride Bowl contending schools unite to present jerseys to Pasadena City Council leaders

Pride Bowl 2017
Pasadena High School and Rayburn High School Principals Joe Saavedra and Robert Stock present team jerseys to Council Members Felipe Villarreal and Cody Wheeler. Also pictured: PISD Superintendent Dr. DeeAnn Powell and Assoc. Superintendent of Communication and Projects Dr. Troy McCarley. 


By Reesha Brown
PISD Communications
#PISDNews

When Pasadena ISD’s oldest high schools, Pasadena and Rayburn, rekindle their age-old rivalry out on the gridiron this Saturday, both schools will have the support of the City of Pasadena and its leaders behind them.

The rivalry dates back to 1964, when Rayburn first opened its doors to high school students in the Pasadena area, and has evolved into an annual community-wide celebration that will end with one team taking home the “Pride Bowl” trophy and earning bragging rights for the entire school year.

To commemorate the occasion, Principals Joe Saavedra (PHS) and Robert Stock (SRHS), teamed up during Tuesday’s city council meeting to present jerseys to their respective Council Members Felipe Villarreal and Cody Wheeler and to talk about the significance of the game.

“It doesn’t matter who’s [the football teams] done what up to this point in the year, this game means so much to our kids and to the Pasadena kids,” Stock said.

The PHS and Rayburn game continues to be one of the most anticipated events of the year, involving various events leading up to game day. This year, both schools will host pep rallies, a parade, a bonfire and burning of the opposing mascot, called “Burn Baldy” and “Burn Sam”.

Pasadena High’s festivities will start at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, with a pep rally, food, and a performance by multi-Grammy nominee Jaime y Los Chamacos, followed by the bonfire at 7 p.m.

The Rayburn celebration will start at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 and will include a pep rally, food, booths and a live DJ, followed by the bonfire at 7 p.m.