It's that time of year again. Football season is back in the Heartland.
The word at Roncalli High School on Friday was football. "Mount Michael is on our minds. That's what I'd have to say," said Roncalli Quarterback, Noah Oswald.
"We want redemption for last year," said Dan Bowers, a Roncalli Lineman.
Like many high schools across the area Friday, Roncalli students had a pep rally. The band played, kids cheered, and everyone got psyched up for the first big game.
"We have really good team chemistry this year I believe. I believe that will really help us," Oswald said.
"It's a brand new team. A lot of us have been playing together," said Bowers.
At Bancroft Elementary, kids have been excited about Huskers football starting up again. Friday, the school celebrated a "Husker Day," wearing Husker gear and red to support the team. "It's cool seeing everyone wear Husker colors, even my teacher because she's a Hawkeyes fan," said Dionisia Deeleon, a Bancroft fourth grader.
For high school athletes though, there's no better way to start the football season than with a big pep rally. "We get super excited, super into it, and we're screaming and yelling, and everyone is having a really good time," said Samantha Rosa, a Roncalli Cheerleader.