Annual event prepares for game against Stephen F. Austin

Heat, fuel and oxygen. What do these three things added together create? One fiery pep rally to pump up students for the SHSU vs. SFA football game, the 84th annual Battle of the Piney Woods.

Firefest will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 7pm- 10pm at Intramural Field #3.

A roaring bonfire, professional fireworks, activities, food and fun will greet students who attend Firefest, along with a t-shirt for students who have their Bearkat OneCards.

“The football team will be there, along with the cheerleaders and dance team,” Brandon Cooper of Student Activities said. “There will be all kinds of games, activities, giveaways and food to get students really excited about the football game.”

Students will be able to make wax hands, get henna tattoos, attend Recreational Sports and Alumni Association booths, participate in an inflatable obstacle courses, and many other activities.

“Firefest is a tradition that has been held for about 10 years so students are encouraged to come out and support their team,” Cooper said.

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