Congratulations to the Riley Wildcats, winners of the 16 Spirit Award for week 7.
On Thursday, NewsCenter 16 will held out to Riley to present the Wildcats with a plaque from Monteith's Best One and WNDU for showing the most school spirit on last week's edition of Friday Night Football.
Riley is known for its spirited fan base. Last year the Cats won the Spirit Award in week 6 despite an 0-6 record because their students continued to rally around their football program in strong numbers.
Now, the student body is being rewarded with one of the best turnaround stories in Michiana this season as Riley is off to a 4-3 start, including a big 42-20 win at Jimtown this past Friday in our Monteith's Best One Game of the Week.
Riley's four wins this season already match their total win total from the previous three seasons combined.
Riley won with 41% of the vote, edging out New Prairie (36%), Adams (12%), SB St. Joe (7%) and Warsaw (4%).
The 4-3 Wildcats will host Clay this Friday night at Jackson Field.