Cougar Walk of Champions

— March 2017

Honoring the 2016 4AA State Champs

The Town of Wake Forest invites area residents to a special community celebration in honor of the 2016 Wake Forest High School football team on Saturday, March 25, at 1 p.m.

The “Cougar Walk of Champions” will recognize the team for its consistency on the field, emphasize the school’s place in the town’s history, and demonstrate the collective sense of pride shared by the Wake Forest community.

Last season the Cougars won the 4AA state championship game in Raleigh defeating Greensboro Page 29-0. The team’s championship appearance marked the fourth time in six seasons the Cougars advanced to the finals as the 4AA eastern regional champions. Wake Forest High School’s football state title is the first for a Wake County school since Garner’s championship in 1987.

Shortly after the Cougars’ championship victory, Mayor Vivian Jones appointed a nine-member committee to plan a celebration honoring the team. The committee is comprised of town officials, community and civic club leaders, and Wake Forest High School boosters and supporters.

The celebration committee is in the process of finalizing the details about the “Cougar Walk of Champions,” but initial plans call for the parade to begin at 1 p.m. at the Depot Parking Lot, 110 S. White St., proceed south along South White Street, turn left at Owen Avenue, and conclude in Centennial Plaza, 301 S. Brooks St. The Wake Forest High School Marching Band and the Wake Forest High School cheerleaders have been invited to participate in the procession along with the members of the football team and coaching staff.

The entire Wake Forest community, including fans, family members and supporters of the team, are invited to line South White Street and Owen Avenue to cheer the squad as it makes its way from the Depot Parking Lot to town hall.

Upon arriving in Centennial Plaza, the team will be greeted by Mayor Jones and members of the board of commissioners. The ensuing pep rally will include a few numbers by the band, brief remarks by local officials and school administrators, and more.