The 96th Battle of the Piney Woods did not just mean the end of a long rivalry that dates back nearly a century, but it also means the end of a fun, annual party that gets Sam Houston State University students riled up.
Members of Sam Houston’s Spirit lead the way of the Spirit Walk at NRG Stadium awaiting Sam Houston football to make their arrival.
Members of the Spirit Program continue to show their spirit and cheer on the Bearkats.
A member of Sam Houston’s band leads and directs her crew in the Spirit Walk with high energy.
Parents of Gannon Tullos, linebacker for Bearkats football team, enjoying their time at the tailgate party and Spirit Walk, just moments away from being able to see their son.
There were free giveaways at the tailgate party including shirts, pins, hats, glasses and all things Sam Houston. Here are two students receiving their free shirts from Student Activities.
Happy Bearkat grandparents make their way through the Spirit Walk towards the stadium.
Wide receiver Al’vonte Woodard (center) and the Bearkats walk to the stadium and through the spirit walk ready to take on the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks.
Two Bearkats at the tailgate party enjoying their snacks.
Head coach K.C. Keeler (center) leading his team through the spirit walk into NRG Stadium.
Four best friends enjoying each other’s company and the good music at the tailgate party.