This season marks our 50th year of New Prairie Football. We are excited to announce that we will be celebrating this anniversary by inviting everyone back home that has ever been a part of our proud program.
This will be an opportunity to gather with former teammates, coaches, support staff, etc, and reminisce about the “glory days” on the gridiron. The night we have selected to hold this gathering will be September 14th, 2018 when the Cougars will be hosting the Mishawaka Cavemen. Game time will be 6:30 CST. Wear your jerseys if you have them!
This being my 18th year on the football staff, hundreds of former players can tell you that I have stressed to them the groundwork that many of you have laid out for us. I tell the young men every year, that there will always be someone watching you that once wore that same number and they expect you to wear it with the same pride that they did. “Once a Cougar, Always a Cougar.”
Hopefully many of you have been following your Cougars over the years and are proud to be Alumni. New Prairie Football is alive and well. We have been enjoying much success, but once again that is to the credit of former players that when they leave our program, they leave the expectations that the next team takes us further. Tradition never graduates!
It is also to the credit of a community and an administration that understands and supports us. Providing us the tools and resources to have a successful football program.
If this will be your first trip home in a while, you will see our newly added sod, goal post and will be given the opportunity to see our new weight room facility that outshines most college facilities. The players absolutely love it!
Please come on out on September 14th and celebrate with us. Coaches attending please contact me via email. It will be a great night to be a Cougar!
On behalf of Coach Radtke, myself and the entire football staff, we say GO COUGARS!
4:00-5:30 CST- Tailgate party provided by our Touchdown Club- Free food- Tent located east end of the field Please gather here and start visiting former classmates, and coaches.
4:00-5:00 CST- Weight Room will be open for tours
5:30 CST- Alumni can be on sidelines watching our pregame
6:07 CST- New Prairie and Mishawaka will leave the field, at this time please meet in your group, on the track. We will introduce as whole decade groups. Then we will introduce Head Coaches and Assistants in attendance.
6:09 CST- Band performs
6:18 CST- Introduction of alumni teams, Introduction of Coaches, walk out in groups to the numbers of the field. After introductions please join the band on forming the tunnel on the field. Tunnel will be all former football alumni only.
6:27 CST- Coin Toss- Head Coaches in attendance to serve as Honorary Captains
6:30 CST- Alumni can return to their seats and it’s GAME TIME!
Times and agenda subject to change.