Pigskin returns to huge crowds


Sara Kracke

Dons in the earlier part of the game showing their unbeatable spirit in the purple pit.

Arlina Yang

Matthew Carter, AVT EIC

On Friday, September 21st, Amador Valley hosted their annual Pigskin festival which was followed by a football game against Foothill High School. After a long year of canceled events and broken traditions, students were able to come out and have a fun time.

“It was really great getting back to the old traditions, because it made it feel a lot closer to normal, ” said Evan Kent (‘22).

Like always, clubs and teams from Amador set up booths to sell treats and spirit wear to raise money for their club or team.

“I was running the Biotech club and Dons Assisting Medical Charities club booths. Biotech sold AV themed bracelets and arnold palmers. DAMC sold out of AV themed necklaces (people loved them) and we had cream sodas as well. It was a lot of work planning and making the things but we made a lot of profit,” said Riya Shah

This year Pigskin fell on the same day as our rivalry game against Foothill. The Dons held a solid lead for the first half of the game, but to our disappointment the Falcons came back with a 21-17 lead in the end. 

“The game was pretty sad at the end there. We were pretty well put together at the start but we fell off pretty badly especially in the last quarter when Foothill got the ball,” said Kent.

 Our varsity football team put in all the work but came up short. Despite this, the Purple Pit was there to support them. With Pigskin and Rivalry Week going on at the same time, school spirit was through the roof. 

 “It was exciting to see all the spirit from not just Amador but both schools. The rivalry game was fun and competitive, and everyone was involved in the game by cheering or chanting, supporting the team and the school,” said Kurtis Bauman (‘24).

Check out the Pigskin Recap Video!