Gridiron gang

PCHS principal Ian Rawlinson and assistant principals Kathy McTaggart and Ron Rarick join football coach Scott MacGregor in the newly built football dressing room at PCHS.

PCHS principal Ian Rawlinson and assistant principals Kathy McTaggart and Ron Rarick join football coach Scott MacGregor in the newly built football dressing room at PCHS.

ADAM JACKSON/Ponoka News

High on one of the walls in the PCHS Broncs’ dressing room hangs a banner.

It reads, “Set yourself up for success; lift your brother.”

A lift is exactly what PCHS and Broncs football are looking for right now.

The new football dressing room is still in need of a major sponsor to pay the $20,000 still owing on the building.

“The school is footing the bill right now, but we’re looking for someone to sponsor us,” said football head coach Scott MacGregor.

The facility, which has electricity, includes a general dressing room, storage area and equipment room, was built in the summer of 2010 and was completed in September 2010.

In exchange for the sponsorship, the sponsor will have the dressing room named after them and will also have banners decorating the field.

Broncs football tryouts are also quickly approaching. On May 7 at 6:30 a.m. sharp, PCHS students are invited to try out for the team. Brady Teeling, Glen Kawara, Todd Louis and MacGregor will be volunteering their time and efforts come September.

The football team hopes to build on their success from last season, where they went 6-3 for the season, but lost 76-74 in the semifinals.

According to MacGregor, that could be a reality.

“We have a great group of young, eager players this year,” said MacGregor.

Broncs football will also be hosting a Jamboree on May 28, where they invite eight teams from all over central Alberta to come and play a fun-style tournament.

The competition will feature a 6-man system and will have altered scoring rules. Concessions will be available as well. The cost for each team is $200 and will have teams visiting from all over central Alberta.