SOCCER PEP RALLY, JERSEY REVEAL FRIDAY NIGHT
As a way to drum up excitement for the upcoming season, head coach Scott Dent and the Freeman Academy soccer program is hosting a pep rally and new jersey reveal this Friday, Aug. 11. Events will begin inside the Sterling Hall gym at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a light meal and activities outdoors.
Dent, who is in his third year as head soccer coach at Freeman Academy, said the program is also introducing a Bobcat Booster Club and Little Bobcat Club aimed at youth who play in various area clubs “so we can keep the sport growing.”
Soccer is the only sport at Freeman Academy that still plays under the Bobcat mascot; all other athletics are part of a cooperative with Marion that play under the name, Bearcats.
Freeman Academy soccer also includes students from Freeman Public, Marion and Parker.
The Bobcats open their 2023 season at home Saturday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. against Groton Area. Dent said, as of last week, he had a roster of 18 players that make up both a varsity and junior varsity team. Most, he said, are from Marion and Parker.