The Back Bone of Pioneer Pride by Noah Justus



This season’s student section has been the most energetic it has been for a while. A large portion of this Pioneer pride can be attributed to Student Section Leader Donavon DeVault. I recently interviewed him over what has made this season such a success in terms of student body participation. 

Q: What are your thoughts on this year’s turnout for all of the games?
A: I’ve been extremely impressed with this year’s turnout. Everyone has really done their part to this season as fun as it can be so far.

Q: How early in advance do you tend to plan for Friday nights? How much have you spent?
A: I usually plan for each game about two to three days ahead of time. It helps me to not stress out over whether I think I’m prepared or not. I have spent a little over 500 dollars on this season alone. You have to have the cash if you want to make sure everyone can participate.

Q: What has been your favorite theme overall this season?
A: My favorite them is a toss-up between hick night and hawaiian night. They were both super fun, which is probably why they’re a fan favorite each season.

Q: Compared to previous student section leaders, how do you feel like you and Sam have done at the job?
A: I think we’ve done a decent job. I’m proud to be in the final two for the Zone 8 banner.

Q: What is your favorite part of the job?
A: My favorite part of the job is being able to lead such a big group of people, and being able to cheer for my friends on the field.

Q: What is one of your favorite moments from this season’s student section shenanigans?
A: My all-time favorite moment from this season is definitely when we painted “EAST  CENTRAL STINKS” on a table and then jumped through it from the bed of one of the trucks that was there for tailgating.