IR Football Boosters to honor alumni at home games this season

Starting with the Indians’ season-opener against Maryland’s Linganore High School on Friday, Sept. 9, the Indian River High School Football Boosters will be honoring past alumni with halftime ceremonies at home games throughout the 2016-2017 season.

The halftime events will feature different eras of IR gridiron legends, each set to be honored at different games, in an effort to both further involve the community and to also pay tribute to those who have helped build the program through the years.

“We want to really bring back that community feeling of Green-and-Gold IR pride — really get people supporting the program again in the community,” said head coach and IR alumnus Phil Townsend.

During the Friday, Sept. 9, matchup against Linganore, the Boosters will be honoring players who played for the Indians during both the 1960s and 1970s.

On Friday, Sept. 23, during the game against Cape Henlopen, the halftime event will honor all DRFC Blue Gold All-Star Game from any era. That not only includes players, but cheerleaders, band members, Ambassadors and buddies from the Hand-in-Hand program.

Players from the 1980s will be recognized during the Friday, Oct. 7, Henlopen South matchup against Laurel.

Notably, game times have been moved up to 7 p.m. this season.

Alumni who would like to attend the ceremonies are being asked to RSVP a week before the game at which they are scheduled to be honored, and to help spread the word to former teammates.

For more information, contact Joe Anderson at (302) 381-8473 or

Alumni Schedule:

Friday, Sept. 9 vs. Linganore (Md.): Alumni from the 1960's and 1970's

Friday, Sept. 23 vs. Cape Henlopen: Blue Gold alumni

Friday, Oct. 7 vs. Laurel: Alumni from the 1980's