By Georgia Anderson.
As football season gets underway the Rally Cat Report returns to TheClemsonInsider.com. Each week get the latest from one of the Tiger’s Rally Cats.
The season is in full swing now and let me tell you, the first game could not have been hotter. The sun high, not a cloud in sight, and virtually no breeze … we got pretty sweaty to say the least. But despite the intense heat, it was a blast cheering on the Tigers as they defeated Troy with a high 43 points.
One thing unique to these high score games that I love and hate all at once, is the number of times we do Tiger Rag. Every time the Tigers score a touchdown or kick a field goal, the band plays Tiger Rag; every time the band plays Tiger Rag, the Rally Cats dance. Now having the opportunity to dance to the band’s music is one of the highlights of a game for me. On games like this though, it can be quite the workout; we do the five-minute dance over and over, between cheering, in the smoldering heat. Needless to say, last Saturday provided quite the workout.
As far as this week’s game against Wofford goes, we have quite the day ahead of us. Tomorrow is our annual Rally Cat Kiddie Clinic. This gives kids from approximately age five to twelve to “be a Rally Cat or Cheerleader for the day”. They hang out with us, learn some cheers, learn a version of Tiger Rag, and perform for the fans during pre-game. It is always a rewarding experience to see the excitement kids get out of it, and we always have a blast.
The day will start early for us tomorrow, at 9:45 to be exact, and will certainly be a long one. I feel confident, however; that it will be a day ending with a victory for the Tigers against the Terriers. As always I can’t wait to be out there dancing and hope all of you fans are just as excited! Go Tigers!