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Amador brings back the pre-game Tailgate on Homecoming weekend

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Max Dye
Several clubs set up stands to fundraise at the Homecoming Tailgate.

This year, on Friday, Oct. 13th, Amador brought back its old tailgate tradition. Students, alums, staff, and community members all visited to join the festivities. 

“I really enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich at the tailgate. It’s pretty amazing. One of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had, and I know we’re gonna have a great night tonight,” said event attendee Jeff Richards,

This year’s tailgate took place in front of Amador’s main entrance at the Santa Rita parking lot. Students explored the numerous clubs there and enjoyed the snacks and entertainment before going to that night’s football game.

“I really love the tailgate, I think it’s a great opportunity to just socialize before the football game, grab some good grub and get hyped before the football game,” said Isaac Hilton (‘24).

Both students and parents showed up to explore the ongoing clubs and stands offering various goods for their fundraising. Every participating club carefully prepared their booths and added festive decorations to create a lively ambiance.

“I’m really excited that we’re bringing back the tailgate. I think it’s really hype and it’s like another version of pigskin. I think everyone really liked pigskin, so I’m really glad we brought back this tailgate,” said Zara Star (‘26).

Although the tailgate is only restarted now due to Covid, many hope the event will continue to grow in the years to come.

“I think the tailgate food was pretty fire. I’d look forward to going to it again if we hold any more,” said Logan Jew Fortner (‘27).

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  • The tailgate booths had both food and entertainment. Leadership, for example, had a stand for facepainting.

  • Many students bought themselves snacks and drinks to enjoy during both the Tailgate and football game.

  • [left to right] Amelia Tsao (’26) and Grace Huang (’24) participated in the Tailgate by fundraising at their booth and visiting other stands with friends.

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