With the move to a new campus and the first season of on-campus games in the history of Rocky Mount football, head coach Jason Battle wanted to welcome back former Rocky Mount football players, who contributed so much to success of the progam, to share their knowledge, enthusiasm and spirit of the game with this year's Rocky Mount team.
So Battle and his staff are issuing an opportunity for all former players of the Rocky Mount program to be a part of this historic group of players.
Players from different decades and eras in Rocky Mount's history are be asked to attend select Gryphon varsity home games this season to be a part of the team.
Starting with all former players from the1960's and beyond for the season's opener with Bunn on Friday, Aug, 17, the current Gryphon staff will welcome former players on the field into their pre-game routines during warmups, drills, walk-throughs, etc.
Former players will even be asked to be part of the victory line with the marching as the team enters the field before the kickoff.
It's an opportunity for former players to bond with the players and feel that that are part of the program - recapturing that Rocky Mount spirit.
Here is the schedule for the former players this season:
1960's and beyond - Friday, Aug. 17 vs. Bunn
1970's players - Friday, Aug. 24 vs. Bertie
1980's players - Friday, Aug. 31 vs. Hertford County
1990's players - Friday, Oct. 12 vs. Wilson Fike (Homecoming)
2000's players - Friday, Oct. 26 vs. Northern Nash
Turn back the clock and relive a little of the past, while contributing to the future.