This Friday may be the 13th, but there is a lot of good that will come from the events scheduled for the Bulldogs at Royse City ISD Stadium.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Oct., Royse City ISD is recognizing the event with its annual “Pink-Out” night, where everyone is encouraged to wear something pink to the game.
The football game, also dubbed the “Hall of Fame Game” will feature a matchup between the Royse City Bulldogs (3-2, 0-2) and the Wylie East Raiders (1-4, 0-2).
The first ever annual Royse City ISD Athletic Hall of Fame will reveal and induct 15 members into its inaugural roster.
These talented athletes and Royse City High School graduates have set the standard to become a Hall of Fame member at Royse City ISD.
The notified inductees and their families will be welcomed by Royse City High School students at the front gate and each Hall of Fame member’s family will receive a personal student hostess to guide them throughout the ceremonial process.
The Hall of Fame ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the festivities and the ceremony — which will include several pictures, videos and biographies from each of the inductees’ playing days at Royse City as well as their collegiate endeavors.
Research as far back as 1906 and as recent as 2009 was compiled on the spectrum of inductees. From football to track and field, the Bulldog past was scanned and scanned again to name the first ballot recipients.
After the ceremony, the inductees and family members will be directed to the VIP floor of the stadium press box and interviewed to record their achievements into the archives of the first Hall of Fame induction. The inductees will stick around to watch the Bulldogs play the Raiders.
Both teams will have fresh legs coming off of a bye week and will be looking for their first win in District 15-5A.
Wylie East hasn’t won a game since week two against Hallsville. The Raiders’ losses, however, have been to talented teams that include Rockwall-Heath, Denton Ryan, North Forney and Mesquite Poteet.
Royse City’s last game resulted in a 30-27 loss to the Forney and Wylie East’s last game was a 44-14 loss to Mesquite Poteet.
With five district games remaining, the two teams still have playoff hopes and a momentum swing could begin with a win this week.
Kickoff in Royse City will be at 7:30 p.m.