Chick-fil-a Bowl


Riverbend High School hosted their annual Chick-Fil-A Bowl game vs. the Chancellor Chargers on August 29, 2014. The Chick-Fil-A Bowl itself is a weeklong competition from both schools leading up to the game. The cheerleaders of both schools brought competition by painting the windows and decorating the restaurant.  A few years ago, Chick-Fil-A approached Riverbend High School and Chancellor High School for a friendly competition. Chick-Fil-A offered a deal of one thousand dollars to the winning school who collected the most receipts. Assistant Principal Amber Belako, who helped organize the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, said “I thought it’d be a great way to kick off the school year for the restaurant and both schools. I think it’s very important because it brings out our school spirit and gets the community involved”.

Indeed the community got quite involved. During the week, the Bears statue was “decorated”. The statue was rubbed in mustard, cereal, ketchup, honey, syrup, and covered with saran wrap. I suppose this was Chancellors way of showing their, “friendly competition”. That didn’t affect Riverbend’s football team at any means. Head coach Tony Demarco laughed about the situation and said, “The same thing happened last year. Actually, it affected our senior class more last year then it did this year. Our players this year stayed focused and acted as if it never happened.”  The Bears surely were ready. They scored on the very first play to wide receiver Chris Pritchett, and trolled over the Chargers with a final score of 48-20. In addition to winning the game, it was announced that Riverbend also won the Chick-Fil-A challenge over the Chargers and collected more receipts. It looks as if Riverbend is going to have a great season with plenty more games to come. GO BEARS!!!!