After having their post-touchdown song "Rocky Top" taken away, the Plymouth Rockies' student body--rocked their way to the top of this week's online voting, winning the 16 Spirit Award for Week 8.
Plymouth Superintendent Dan Tyree shut down the playing of the popular song "Rocky Top" because he recently learned the lyrics referenced the alcohol moonshine. The Rockies is the nickname for the football team, they play at the Rock Pile so "Rocky Top" became a natural song to play after touchdowns. It's become a 20-year tradition at Plymouth.
Plymouth students weren't letting that stop them. They created a petition and vowed to have their voices heard in the stands during Friday night's game against Goshen. After each Plymouth touchdown, the "Rocky Top" music did not play, but students sang the song A Cappella anyway.
Plymouth wins the 16 Spirit Award with a whopping 48% of the vote, dominating the four other nominees---Concord, Adams, Jimtown and Marian.
Later this week, we'll present Plymouth with a plaque and check for $100 from Martin's for showing the most school spirit on last week's edition of Friday Night Football.