ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) – The Enterprise Wildcats kick off the season Friday against North Miami Beach.
The city wanted to wish them luck at an annual pep rally.
“It’s every coach’s dream to coach in a place where football is supported,” said Enterprise High Head Football Coach Rick Darlington.
Enterprise High Head Football Coach Rick Darlington joined the 7A school this off season from Apopka Florida.
He could feel that support from his new community at a pep rally in downtown, as the city came out to support the team’s start to the season.
“I know that tomorrow [Friday] evening that the stadium is going to be filled with all of our fans, and that we are going out there for victory,” said Enterprise Mayor William Cooper.
Of course football was front and center, but the pep rally also served to cheer on all athletic teams from Enterprise High and Coppinville and Dauphin junior highs, as well as the bands and cheerleaders.
“Once I got to the high school, that’s when they started to do all this,” said Enterprise High Band Member Kailani Brittin. “It pushed me out of the bubble to be out here to make new friends, support our local football team and have fun over all.”
Because of Enterprise’s size, it’s hard to find teams to play, so Coach Darlington called an old friend in Miami.
Now, the North Miami Beach Chargers made the 600 mile road trip to take on the wildcats.
“Hopefully we can reward all the pep with a win on Friday night,” said Darlington.
The wildcats will be taking on the chargers at 7 o’clock Friday night at home.