Good food, good people and a relaxing time is how Pius X chaplain Fr. Joseph Bernardo described the Pius X tailgate.
Pius X’s homecoming football game and tailgate happened last Friday with the tailgate starting at 5:30 and the game starting at 7:00.
The Pius X tailgate was free with a free will donation and served hotdogs, chicken, chips, fruit snacks and cookies.
Sophomore Kacey Johnson attended the tailgate for the first time on Friday and said that she definitely plans on returning next year.
There was not only good food and fun times inside, but also outside. Cotton candy, tattoos by the cheerleaders and a bounce house were outside.
“My favorite part was getting cotton candy with Christine and just walking around with my friends,” junior Maria Rutledge said.
The student section theme for the homecoming game was jersey. Students weren’t the only ones who enjoyed the theme.
“My favorite part is it’s interesting seeing all the different jerseys and when I was looking into the crowd, I noticed two students wearing KU shirts, which is my alma mater,” Bishop James Conley said.
Before the game started, the Pius X choir department gathered on the field to sing the national anthem.
Conley said that he was looking forward most to seeing the band play during halftime since he can hear them from his house on A Street and now he was finally going to see them perform.
Sophomore Kat Tvrdy, who plays piccolo in the band, said that she was most looking forward to playing “Shout it Out” because most of the band knows it and it’s become sort of like a tradition at this point.
The homecoming tailgate and game was a fun-filled atmosphere with a large number of people coming with one goal in mind – to cheer on the Thunderbolts.