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October 16, 2017:
 
 
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CONGRATULATIONS to the 2017 North Central League CHAMPIONS!!! Our football team clinched the league title after beating North Park this past Saturday, 52-12. They remain undefeated, and wrap up regular season this week. The Mustangs are ranked #2 in the state, just behind the only other undefeated team, Stratton/Liberty. 
 
Congratulations to our Lady Mustang volleyball team for moving up 9 spots in CHSAA'a RPI rankings to #12, after finishing the week with a HUGE win against Briggsdale, taking the game 3-2! They are on a 6 game winning streak, and look to keep it going against Weldon Valley and Fleming this week! 
 
At the end of this email will be all of the post season information, for Volleyball and Football. In addition, I am attaching the 2017-2018 basketball schedules for Junior High and High School. 
 
Also, please take note, Junior High Volleyball and Football have officially come to an end. We received a phone call this morning from Longmont Christian cancelling our games for this week. There will not be any game this Thursday, October 19. Coach Carlson and Coach Denise are having their team end-of-the-season celebrations tomorrow. Please be sure to have your junior high athlete turn their uniforms in asap. 
 
Please check out the flyer posted below. Accountability has opened up a Mustangs Spirit store! There are products available from Nike, Adidas, and more! We are offering a variety of hoodies, long sleeve tshirts, regular tshirts, hats, bags, etc.! The sale will be open from now, until October 30. Visit the website on the flyer, and enter in our school code to access the Prairie Mustangs Spirit Store! 
 
Junior High basketball will begin on this coming Monday, October 23. Please be sure your athlete has specific basketball gym shoes for practices, and they also need to have their own pair of solid pure black basketball shorts for games. Please make sure the shorts are all black--no decorations. Brand logos are fine (ex) nike, adidas, etc.) and no pockets (unless they are sewn shut) 
 
This week's game outlook:
 
Tuesday, October 17:
-High School Volleyball vs. Weldon Valley 4:00 pm
 
It is Senior Night and Parent Appreciation Night. Following the JV game we will recognize our seniors and our parents. Please plan accordingly to arrive to the gym in time for the celebration. 
 
 
Thursday, October 19:
NO GAMES!!! JH Volleyball and Football games cancelled. 
 
 
 
Friday, October 20:
-HS Volleyball @ Fleming 5:30 pm (No JV)
-HS Football @ Fleming 7:00 pm 
 
-Bus will leave Prairie at 3:15 pm. 
 
 
POST SEASON INFORMATION:
District Volleyball begins next Tuesday, October 24. We will not know for sure if we play on Tuesday or Thursday until regular season ends this week. It will depend on where we seed in the league finish. As soon as I know, I will share all of the information with you, including the tournament brackets. The games will begin on Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9 am, at NJC. The championship pool round will begin on Saturday morning, October 28, at 9 am.
 
Post Season Football:
Games will be either Friday night, October 27, or Saturday afternoon, October 28. We will not know specific details until the conclusion of this week. I will send all information out to you as soon as I have it. Please mark your calendars for either of these dates. 
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Good luck to all of our athletes this week!
 
Go Mustangs!  
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October 13, 2017:
 
If you have a junior high volleyball player, there is a breakdown of tomorrow's tournament in the link at the bottom of this page. 
 
The tournament will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Please make sure to have your daughter there by the time Coach Denise has asked of all of her players. 
 
High school volleyball players, please be to the gym by 8:00 am. 
 
We will have concessions available all day. Admission for the tournament is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for K-12 students and seniors. No passes will be accepted for this tournament (this includes Prairie passes, League passes, and CHSAA passes). 
 
If you have any questions, or if anyone is willing to volunteer to help in any capacity, please email/call/text me. Thank you for all of your support!
 
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October 10, 2017:
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Congratulations to our Mustangs Football team for being selected by Riddell and Peyton Manning to receive the "Smarter Football Equipment Grant"!

 
Hundreds of school from around the country applied, and we were selected as 1 of 10 schools to receive the grant! You can visit the website below announcing the winners. Also, below, is the email we received this morning announcing our selection. 
 
 

"This year, more than 700 football programs ranging from youth to college levels applied and shared their stories expressing dedication for improving the sport they love. The 2017 Smarter Football program marked the third year of its execution and first that Riddell and Peyton Manning teamed up to reward teams for their commitment to advancing the sport. He also prepared a special message for everyone that applied this year: Peyton Manning congratulates applicants"

With help from Peyton Manning, Riddell is happy to announce our 2017 Smarter Football Grant Recipients:

  • Stanton College Prep – Blue Devils: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Cheektowaga High School – Warriors: Cheektowaga, New York
  • East Anchorage High School – Thunderbirds: Anchorage, Alaska
  • Prairie High School – Mustangs: New Raymer, Colorado
  • Van Cortlandt Titans: New York, New York
  • Springfield Middle School – Bulldogs: Springfield, Louisiana
  • Seneca-Wauzeka Steuben Cooperative Middle School – Bluegolds: Wauzeka, Wisconsin
  • Downtown Ministries – Falcons: Athens, Georgia
  • Lyman Cowboys: Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Monument Blizzard: Monument, Colorado

 

Again, congratulations to Coach Kerns, and the Mustangs football team for this recognition! We are proud of you! 
 
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October 9, 2017:
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Congrats to our football team on their fifth victory this season, delivering the first loos to the Peetz Bulldogs with a final score of 44-41! The Mustangs remain undefeated, with a 6-0 record and their ranking has increased to #2!!! They are now one of only three teams left undefeated in the state!
 
Congratulations to our Lady Mustang volleyball team for going 4-0 last week! 4 straight wins takes the Mustangs to an 8-7 record, and increased their rankings to #20, the highest they have been all season! Great job, ladies! Image result for volleyball gif
 
Friday was a big night for Prairie athletics, and the community! We hosted Pink Out night, accompanied by the FFA cancer walk, celebrated the inaugural football team from 50 years ago, appreciated our football team's parents, and celebrated the three seniors on the football team. In addition, had the largest crowd attendance  for a night of sports in a long time. I cant thank everyone enough for the support and dedication you have for our athletes, our school, and this community! I want to personally thank everyone who had a hand in preparing for the events on Friday night, and for helping me make sure everything ran smoothly. There are many of you who volunteered and helped with various aspects of the evening, and I truly can't thank you enough! 
 
 
This week's game outlook:
 
Tuesday, October 10:
-JH Volleyball @ Otis 4:00 pm (A and B games only)
-High School Volleyball @ Otis (JV and Varsity following the junior high games)
 
It is Otis' Pink Out night :-) 
 
The bus will be leaving Prairie at 1:50 pm. 
 
 
Thursday, October 12:
-JH Football @ Briggsdale 4:00 pm
-JH Volleyball @ Briggsdale 4:00 pm (A, B, and C games...C plays one game to 25)
-HS Volleyball @ Weldon Valley (JV and Varsity following the JH games)
 
 
Bus will leave Prairie at 2:00 pm. 
 
 
 
Saturday, October 14:
-JH Volleyball tournament @ Prairie. Beginning at 9 am. The schedule will be released once all regular season games are concluded during this week. Please be sure to check your emails or the website for the tournament information.
 
-HS Volleyball--players are required to attend the JH tournament at Prairie. The high school players will be working throughout the day. Their attendance makes the tournament possible, but in addition, raises funds for the team. Please ensure that you are at Prairie by 8 am on Saturday. 
 
-HS Football @ North Park 1:00 pm
 
Bus will leave Prairie at 8:30 am. 
 
 
Again, thank you to everyone who contributed on Friday evening to our events! If any parents would like to volunteer to help this weekend with the Junior High volleyball tournament, please contact me. I would appreciate it greatly!!!!!!!!
 
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Good luck to all of our athletes this week!
 
Go Mustangs!  
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October 2, 2017--PINK OUT WEEK!
 
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Congrats to our football team on their fifth victory in a row against Primero, 63-0! The mustangs are #5 in both Colorado Preps and CHSAA RPI rankings! OT Sports reports 6-man North Central League standings with the Mustangs at #1!! Congrats!!
 
This is a big week for the mustangs! This Friday is our big PINK OUT game night, with our football team also celebrating seniors, parents, and alumni. 
 
We encourage ALL of our Prairie Alumni to come out this Friday evening to recognize the 50th year of Prairie football! We are excited to see the gym and the field covered in BLACK AND GOLD!!!
 
This week's game outlook:
 
Thursday, October 5:
-JH Football @ Pawnee 4:00 pm (B game only)
-JH Volleyball @ Pawnee  4:00 pm (B game only)
-High School Volleyball @ Pawnee 5:00 pm (Varsity only--following the junior high games) **Pawnee has indicated the game start time for Varsity will be closer to 5:00***
 
The bus will leave Prairie at 2:30 pm. 
 
 
Friday, October 6:**PINK OUT NIGHT!**
-HS Volleyball vs. Peetz 4:00 pm
-HS Football vs. Peetz 7:00 pm
 
Volleyball is turning the gym PINK!!!
 
Football senior night, parent appreciation, and alumni night! 
 
 
 
Saturday, October 7:
-HS Volleyball @ Holyoke (triangular vs. holyoke and idalia) beginning at 9:00 am (Varsity AND JV)
Schedule is below:
 

Bus will leave Prairie at 6:30  am

Schedule: NEW GYM – Varsity

Game 1 – Holyoke vs Idalia

Game 2 – Prairie vs Idalia

Game 3 – Holyoke vs Prairie

Schedule: OLD GYM – JV

Game 1 – Holyoke vs Prairie

Game 2 – Holyoke vs Idalia

Game 3 –Prairie vs Idalia 

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Please remember, FFA will be hosting their annual cancer walk/5K at the conclusion of the football game. All proceeds will be benefiting breast cancer research. Please make sure to bring an extra pair of shoes in the event weather takes the cancer walk/5K into the gym. We do not want to track mud on to the gym floor. 
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Good luck to all of our athletes this week!
 
Go Mustangs!  
 

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September 25, 2017
 
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Congrats to our football team on another victory on the season against Weldon Valley, taking it 71-7! The mustangs are now 4-0, and moved up another spot in Colorado Preps rankings this week to #4! Congrats!!
 
Congratulations to our Lady Mustang volleyball team for improving their record with a win last week against North Park!
 
 
This week's game outlook:
 
Monday, September 25:
-JV Football vs. Fleming and Briggsdale to start after the 3:00 match up of Fleming vs. Briggsdale
 
-Each game will be two 8 minute quarters
 
 
Thursday, September 29:
-JH Volleyball @ Caliche 5:00 pm (A and B games only)
-JH Football @ Caliche 5:00 pm
 
 
Bus will leave Prairie at 2:45 pm.
 
 
 
Saturday, September 30:
-HS Football playing Primero @ Hanover, 1:00 pm
 
Bus will leave Prairie at 8:30 am
 
 
 
Future upcoming events:
 
October 6th Pink Out night for volleyball and football!
 
October 6th is our last home football game. It will be senior night, parent appreciation, and Alumni Night! We are celebrating 50 years of Prairie Football! 
 
Following the football game, FFA will be hosting their breast cancer awareness 5K.
 
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Good luck to all of our athletes this week!
 
Go Mustangs!  
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September 18, 2017:
 
Congrats to our football team on their third victory of the season against Arickaree-Woodlin, 34-14! The mustangs made Colorado Preps rankings this week, sitting at #5! Congrats!!
 
Congratulations to our Lady Mustang volleyball team for improving their record with wins last week against Peetz and Pawnee!   
 
If you purchased a Prairie Season Pass recently, and we were out of passes, please be sure to pick up your pass this Thursday at the ticket table.
 
 
This week's game outlook:
 
Thursday, September 21:
-JH Football vs. Fleming @ 4:00 pm
-JH Volleyball vs. Fleming @ 4:00 pm (A, B, and C...C game only one set to 25 points)
-High School Volleyball vs. Fleming (following the junior high games)
 
 
Friday, September 22:
-HS Volleyball @ Weldon Valley 1:00 pm
-HS Football @ Weldon Valley 3:30 pm
 
 
Bus will leave Prairie at 11:30 am.
 
 
 
Saturday, September 23:
-HS Volleyball @ North Park 2:00 pm
 
Bus will leave Prairie at 8:00 am.
 
 
 
For future outlook, please mark your calendars for our annual PINK OUT night on October 6th! Flyers were sent home last week for your opportunity to order "Dig Pink!" tshirts to help our volleyball team raise money for the fight against breast cancer. The deadline to purchase these has been extended to Wednesday, September 20. FFA will also host their annual cancer walk/5K at the conclusion of the football game. All proceeds will be benefiting breast cancer research. 
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Good luck to all of our athletes this week!
 

 

Go Mustangs!  

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September 11, 2107:

 

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Happy Patriot Day Happy Homecoming Week!!!!

 
Congrats to our football team on their second victory of the season in a blow out against Briggsdale, 56-0! The mustangs made Colorado Preps rankings this week, sitting at #8 in the State! Congrats!!
 
Congratulations to our Lady Mustang volleyball team for picking up their first win on the season last week against Lone Star! They took it in 3-1!  
 
Season passes are still available for the year! You can purchase these at the Volleyball game this Friday. These school passes will be good from the time of purchase for the entire school year, for all home games played at Prairie (Volleyball, Football, Girls and Boys Basketball, and Baseball), excluding tournaments. 
Passes can be purchased with cash or check made out to Prairie School.
 
 
This week's game outlook:
 
Monday, September 11:
-JV Football @ Briggsdale 4:00 pm
 
Bus will leave Prairie at 2:15 pm.
 
 
Tuesday, September 12:
-JH Football @ Weldon Valley 4:00 pm
-JH Volleyball @ Weldon Valley 4:00 pm (A, B, and C...C game one to 25 points)
 
 
Bus will leave Prairie at 2:30 pm.
 
 
Thursday, September 14:
-JH Volleyball @ Peetz (A team game only) 4:00 pm
-JH Football @ Peetz 4:00 pm
-HS Volleyball @ Peetz 5:30 pm (JV and Varsity)
 
All teams will leave Prairie at 2:00 pm.
 
 
 
Friday, September 15:
HOMECOMING GAME NIGHT!
 
-HS Volleyball vs. Pawnee (Varsity only) 5:30 pm
-HS Football vs. Arickaree-Woodlin 7:00 pm
 
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For future outlook, please mark your calendars for our annual PINK OUT night on October 6th! Flyers were sent home last week for your opportunity to order "Dig Pink!" tshirts to help our volleyball team raise money for the fight against breast cancer. FFA will also host their annual cancer walk/5K at the conclusion of the football game. All proceeds will be benefiting breast cancer research. 
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Good luck to all of our athletes this week!
 
Go Mustangs!  
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September 4, 2017:
 
Congrats to our football team on their first victory of the season over Deer Trail. The mustangs pulled out the win with a score of 64-13! 
 
Junior High Teams: We are all looking forward to the official start of season tomorrow with games against Briggsdale. 
 
Season passes will go on sale tomorrow, at the Volleyball game. These school passes will be good from the time of purchase for the entire school year, for all home games played at Prairie (Volleyball, Football, Girls and Boys Basketball, and Baseball), excluding tournaments. 
 
Prices will be as follows:
Family Pass (all immediate family members): $65.00
Adult Pass (one person): $30.00
Student Pass (one person): $20.00
Senior Pass (one person/55+): $15.00 
 
Passes can be purchased with cash or check made out to Prairie School.
 
 
This week's game outlook:
 
Tuesday, September 5:
-JH Football vs. Briggsdale 4:00 pm (+5th quarter)
-JH Volleyball vs. Briggsdale (A, B, and C teams) beginning at 4:00 pm.
------->A team will start at 4:00 in the main gym, while the C game will begin at 4:00 in the aux gym. The C game will be one match to 25 points, followed by the immediate start of the B game, also in the Aux gym.
 
-HS Volleyball vs. Union Colony (JV and Varsity) 5:00 pm.
-JV will warm up directly after the conclusion of the A Junior High game. JV will play one match to 25 points, and Varsity will warm up and begin play at the conclusion of the JV game.
 
 
Thursday, September 7:
-JH Football @ Lone Star 4:00 pm
-JH Volleyball (A and B) @ Lone Star 4:00 pm
 
-HS Volleyball (Varsity only) @ Lone Star 5:00 pm
 
(Teams will leave Prairie at 2:00 pm.)
 
 
Friday, September 8:
-HS Volleyball vs. Briggsdale (JV and Varsity) 4:00 pm
 
-HS Football vs Briggsdale 7:00 pm
 
 
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For future outlook, please mark your calendars for our annual PINK OUT night on October 6th! Flyers will be coming home soon for your opportunity to order "Dig Pink!" tshirts to help our volleyball team raise money for the fight against breast cancer. FFA will also host their annual cancer walk at the conclusion of the football game. All proceeds will be benefiting breast cancer research and education. 
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Good luck to all of our athletes this week!
 

 

Go Mustangs!  

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I am reaching out to all parents, families, and supporters for volunteers. **Students, you can also accumulate volunteer hours from the athletic department-if interested, come see Ms Crandall. 
 
This Fall season, we will be needing some volunteers for a few various game day roles. If anyone is interested in signing up to help with volleyball or football, please email me. (Roles include: lines judging, chain gang, scoreboard operators, etc.) 
 
Our home volleyball dates are:
Sept. 5
Sept. 8
Sept. 15
Sept. 21 
Oct. 6
Oct. 17
 
Our home football dates are:
Sept. 8
Sept. 15
Oct. 6
 

 

Thank you for your continued support! Have a great day :-)

 

Week of August 28, 2017:

A special thank you goes out to Prairie Pride for decorating our high school and junior high lockers this week! 

 
Last weekend, both of our high school teams opened up their seasons with games. Football scrimmaged Arickaree-Woodlin here at Prairie and everyone is very excited for game #1 this week against Deer Trail. Volleyball played in the Brush season opener tournament, going 0-3 against Briggsdale, Kit Carson, and Wiggins. They will host their first home game next Tuesday vs. Union Colony!! 
 
Congratulations to our JV Football team for opening their season yesterday with a win against Peetz 33-32! It was a close one, but they pulled it out and it was great to see so many of you here! Image result for sports gifs
 
Junior High Teams: The volleyball and football schedules are posted on the junior high tab. Please be advised, we have games at Longmont Christian on 10/19 at 4:00 pm. 
 
Season passes will go on sale next Tuesday, at the Volleyball game. These school passes will be good from the time of purchase for the entire school year, for all home games played at Prairie (Volleyball, Football, Girls and Boys Basketball, and Baseball), excluding tournaments. 
 
Prices will be as follows:
Family Pass (all immediate family members): $65.00
Adult Pass (one person): $30.00
Student Pass (one person): $20.00
Senior Pass (one person/55+): $15.00 
 
Passes can be purchased with cash or check made out to Prairie School.
 
 
This week's game outlook:
 
Monday, August 28:
-JV Football vs. Peetz 4:00 pm
 
 
Friday, September 1:
- HS Football Week #1@ Deer Trail 7:00 pm
 
(Bus will leave Prairie at 3:30 pm.)
 
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email, call, or text. As always, thank you for all of your support and we look forward to a great Fall season! Good luck to all of our athletes this week!
 
Go Mustangs!
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PLEASE READ!!!    August 24, 2017
 
I want to thank everyone for being understanding during the time it has taken to get all of our schedules corrected. During the past two weeks, we have had multiple teams drop out of 6-man football. This creates an extreme snowball effect upon everyone's schedules in our area. I have met with our League ADs and we have devised schedule adjustments around all of the changes we have been faced with.
 
As of yesterday, Pawnee does not have a football team for the 2017 season. Therefore, please be advised of the schedule adjustments listed below. In addition, ALL SPORTS do have some changes. All of the adjustments are listed below. I have also attached all of the new versions of our schedules.
 
Again, THANK YOU so much for your understanding and flexibility during this time. While I realize not every situation is ideal, it is what could be worked out for this Fall Season as a result of so many changes not within our control. I am looking forward to cheering for our kids this Fall, and I am excited to see everyone supporting all of our teams throughout all seasons! It is going to be a great year!
 
Notable changes:
 
High School Football
-Sat. 8/26- scrimmage vs. Arickaree-Woodlin only
 
-Mon. 9/11 JVFB @ Briggsdale
 
-Fri. 9/15 HSFB vs. Arickaree-Woodlin--HOMECOMING GAME!!!
 
-Sat. 9/30 HSFB vs. Primero (@ Hanover) 
 
 
High School Volleyball
-Thurs. 9/7 HSVB @ Lone Star is Varsity only
 
-Thurs. 9/21 HSVB vs. Fleming is Varsity only
 
-Fri. 9/22 HSVB @ Weldon Valley start time 1:00 pm
 
-Fri. 10/20 HSVB @ Fleming is Varsity only
 
 
Junior High Football
-Thurs. 10/5 JHFB @ Pawnee 
 
 
 
Junior High Volleyball
-Thurs. 10/5 JHVB @ Pawnee
 
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Weekly Update: August 21, 2017
 
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! 
 
It has been great seeing all of the mustangs over the past week, getting back into the swing of school and working hard at practices! Each week, I will send everyone a "weekly update" email. These emails will include game dates, leave times and locations, and any modifications to schedules. Occasionally, emails may come from me mid-week in the event of any last minute changes to schedules. Please keep in mind all schedules are tentative, and remember to be flexible :-)
 
I am very happy to announce the addition of a JV Football schedule! Please be sure to make note of these added game dates to your calendars! 
 
This Fall season, we have already made quite a few adjustments. All of the dates have been altered on the schedules, and new copies are posted below. The only exception here is Junior High Sports. I am meeting with the league tomorrow to make some adjustments, so those schedules will be sent separately. 
 
For future reference, be advised of the tentative planned Homecoming date of September 15, week #3 vs. Pawnee. If this changes, I will send an email.
In addition, our annual Pink Out! Night will be on Friday, October 6. 
 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

 

This Week's Schedule:
 
*Saturday, Aug. 26*
-High School Volleyball @ Brush Tournament (Varsity only) 9:00 am
 
(Athletes will depart from Prairie at 7:15 am.)

-High School Football Scrimmage vs. Arickaree-Woodlin 10:00 am (@ Prairie)

 
 
 
 
I hope everyone enjoyed the eclipse today! I look forward to seeing you all at our games throughout the Fall season!

Go Mustangs!

 
 
 
Lauren Crandall
Prairie School
Athletic Director
386-801-8100
 
Twitter: @prairie_school
#GoPsMustangs