VINTON–A tragic week returned to some normalcy for students at William Byrd High School with the opening of the football, marching band, and cheerleading seasons. William Byrd faced Cave Spring High School at home on August 28, winning 31-17. The student cheering section, the “Dog Pound,” dedicated the event to Alison Parker and Adam Ward of WDBJ 7.
Roanoke County’s new school superintendent, Dr. Greg Killough, stopped by the game, along with former WBHS assistant principal Dr. Paul Lineburg, who was promoted to Director of Administration this year.
The WBHS Air Force JROTC color guard raised the flag to open the game. The Marching Terriers introduced their “Machine” show at half-time, led by director Dan Plybon, assistant director Denise Aspell, and their student leaders–Corps Commander Sarah Frary, and drum majors Melissa Wu and Joshua Hylton. Members of the volleyball team sold doughnuts. Boosters sold 50/50 tickets.
The next home game is on September 4 against Hidden Valley High School and gets underway at 7 p.m.